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Apprentice Software Developer MHR

To provide high quality, innovative and effective software solutions and support service to the business. Specifically, to take responsibly for the layout, visual appearance and usability of our web-based software.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 9.00-5.30pm Half hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

You’ll work within one of our Software Development teams, operating at all stages of the Software Development Lifecycle where you’ll work as an apprentice developer, so you’ll need a passion for development and design, high quality code and a willingness to learn.


Specific tasks include:

Develop web-based solutions using .Net and Java

Adhere to best practises and write clean code

Give estimates of the effort needed to complete tasks

Develop product features within agreed timescales and to quality standards

Work with your team to review requirements and designs

Plan and perform tests on your own work before passing to the quality assurance team

Plan and perform tests on work of your team members

Communicate risks and concerns to your manager

Work within the agile framework with your team

Learn about new technologies and techniques to improve the product in the future

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential skills

  • You have a proven interest in coding through your A Level / college course or online platforms like Code Academy and are seeking a Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship.
  • You can write good quality code with sound syntax. You will enjoy problem solving and want to develop your skills in analysis and design and you will be able to interpret functional / technical specifications and ask relevant questions about what you don’t understand.
  • You can demonstrate an ability to problem solve, use your initiative, take responsibility, be organised and work independently.
  • Willing and able to work remotely and feel confident using video chat.


Desirable skills

It would be beneficial if you have some skills or experience in the following or a genuine desire to become highly skilled in:

  • .Net
  • Java
  • Testing / QA
  • Agile methodologies

Personal qualities

  • Applications will also be considered from graduates with non-computer science degrees looking for an apprenticeship route to a development career.
  • Enjoy working in a team and problem solving.
  • Able to take ownership of work.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good time management.

Desired qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

  • 7 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades 9-4 or A-C including maths and English

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at grades A*-C in any subject but preferably one in a numerical or computing subject (e.g. maths, Science, Computer Science etc.)
  • Applications will also be considered from graduates with non-computer science degrees looking for an apprenticeship route to a development career.

Future prospects

Perminanat employment and the opportunity to progress to further industry qualifications.

About the employer

MHR is an independent specialist provider of HR, payroll, analytics and engagement software and services and extremely proud to have the unique accolade that everything from research to delivery is carried out in-house.


Founded in the 1980s, MHR thrives on helping organisations of all shapes and sizes to strengthen their core – their people. MHR combines the stability, expertise and proven methodologies of a long-established provider, with the innovative forward-thinking vision of an agile growing business, to provide a winning partnership to its customers and employees.




Ruddington Hall

Loughborough Road


NG11 6LL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by DIGITAL NATIVE (UK) LIMITED

As part of the Level 4 Software Developer, you’ll be registered as a member with the British Computer Society and be on a fast track to a range of industry recognised qualifications, in demand by employers including:

  • Level 4 Apprenticeship (equivalent to a Foundation Degree)

Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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