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Software Development Technician Apprentice Affinitus Group

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Software Developer with Affinitus Group, based in Sittingbourne.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,000.00 - £20,000.00

  • Working week

    Full time, to be agreed if successful.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently seeking to recruit programmers to join our existing team to develop and provide day-to-day support for our well-established ERP software. Working within the development team, the role will incorporate some customer facing interactions, support work and occasional travel to customer sites around UK with occasional international travel.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • Develop and provide day-to-day support for our well-established ERP software. Working within the development team, the role will incorporate
  • Some customer facing interactions
  • Programming
  • Support work and
  • Occasional travel to customer sites around UK with occasional international travel

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills Required (intermediate knowledge in as many of the following as possible):

  • C#
  • VB.Net
  • SQL Server (2005 upwards) including T-SQL
  • Java
  • Angular
  • WinForms
  • Inheritance and OOP design principles.
  • Database design and basic database admin procedures
  • Knowledge of Accounts based solutions.
  • XML
  • EDI
  • Android App development
  • Kotlin
  • Postgres

Personal qualities

  • Ability to express technical concepts to a non-technical audience both verbally and in writing
  • Analytical and problem solving ability
  • Hunger to learn and continue personal/career development
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer Service experience both face to face and via telephone
  • IT Support Desk experience
  • The ability to work within a team or on own
  • Experience of working within any FMCG or food related environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English language and maths)

Future prospects

  • The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position

About the employer

Affinitus Group was established by leading IT professionals in 1990 as an IT Business Solutions provider to organisations within the Distribution, Manufacturing and Warehousing and Storage sectors.


Affinitus Group


Grove Dairy Farm Business Centre

Bobbing Hill



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Training provider

Estio Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd


Darcy Greaves 01133500333

The Estio Training programme gives people the opportunity to get practical experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive six weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated Skills Development Coach who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 3 Software Development Technician Standard with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, maths Level 2 and English Level 2
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Software Development Context and Methodologies (Two Parts)
  • Programming

Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate.

Apprenticeship standard

Software development technician

Level 3 (A level)

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