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Apprentice Applications Analyst INBOND LIMITED

Provide a range of technical skills in support of the InBond group IT Applications. The role includes development of existing, new systems and reporting technologies. To provide assistance to the business with developing the current software estate including, report writing, process development, web & application creation and report consolidation.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 8.00am and 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Complete detailed analysis of new & current software developments and calculate the estimated man hour time for the task complete to obtain accurate cost vs business need
  • Strategically develop software / develop processes following the Agile lifecycle
  • Constantly review the lifecycle of the InBond software estate to ensure that the software is performing to modern standards and all new features / integrations are added in line with the development lifecycle for the system
  • Provide detailed updates and strategical thinking in IT meetings on all development tasks
  • Meet with customers to develop the InBond EDI capabilities, including use of the InBond middleware platform ArcESB
  • Design solutions alongside blue chip clients to ensure the business objectives are met
  • Provide detailed analysis and design for solutions including which technology is to be used whilst adhering to development standards
  • Develop and maintain software in line with GDPR, IG and current industry standards
  • Create and maintain all software documentation ensuing that each revision / release is fully documented within the IT drive
  • Develop / maintain software based on the IT change control procedure
  • Support the IT team with 3rd part application providers with roll outs, ensuing testing, documentation & system linking
  • Participate all training events that are provided to ensure constant skills progression
  • Provide application monitoring and reporting and maintain system availability and reliability
  • Monitor and maintain database and system integrity
  • Develop and maintain technical support processes, user manuals and other documentation as necessary to support service delivery
  • Develop and maintain business processes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of DNS, TCP/IP, sub netting, OSI network layers, and other networking concepts
  • Knowledge of business systems and processes. i.e. Warehouse management system
  • Excellent documentation skills, including the delivery of standard operating procedures
  • A good understanding of (HTML, CSS, SQL, PL/SQL, JavaScript, PHP)
  • Excellent communication & customer service skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills with fault finding experience & knowledge
  • An understanding of database technologies including; SQL, MYSQL, ORACLE (Desirable)
  • An understanding of Android / iOS development (desirable but not essential)
  • An understanding of multi-platform development (Node, Cordova, React & Angular) desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of EDI

Personal qualities

  • Flexible
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent time keeping

Desired qualifications

  • Level 3 software development (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • The Level 3 Apprenticeship in Software development technician is a valuable stepping stone to further employment within a wide range of possible careers including Applications Analyst

Things to consider

  • This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received
  • Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship
  • For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills. Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us within 5 working days. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed
  • Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Inbond Limited are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as a Junior Applications Analyst. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 apprenticeship in Software Development Technician.




Malleable Way


TS18 2QX

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (where required)
  • Day release class

Apprenticeship standard

Software development technician

Level 3 (A level)

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