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Software Development Apprentice DH OPCO UK LTD

You will contribute to development of healthcare software products for clients across the UK, involved in multiple deployments, covering the SDLC from presales support to post go live optimisation. Developing current skills as well as learning & and keeping up to date with latest technologies in an engaging, comfortable yet hardworking environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 21 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

You will join a team of ambitious and passionate developers to learn and contribute to projects for  clients. 

 Your duties will include:

  • Support the development of the Dedalus OneX application suite
  • Understand customer requirements and translate these into functional requirements
  • Develop new features of the OneX application suite
  • Upskill in any new programming languages required to facilitate project delivery
  • Test any new developments and endeavour for error free, re-usable code
  • Able to clearly document new functionality and support test team with any questions
  • Support Delivery & Transformation Projects
  • Promote best practices – shares deployment hints / tips and best practice materials (e.g. technology advances, programming languages and workshop presentations) with colleagues and clients
  • Develop and maintain OneX knowledge, covering key system concepts, principles and terminology


  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexible working

How we will support you an as apprentice

At least 20% of your time at work is ring fenced and dedicated to your apprenticeship learning and training tasks. 

We will arrange for you to have extra time in the first 3 months to help you get off to the best start.

As well as your workplace Mentor in the workplace, you will also be appointed a ‘buddy’ who will be another point of contact in your day to day activities and there to help if your mentor is not available. 

You will have regular check-ins with your mentor and The Coders Guild to review progression and discuss completed and forthcoming tasks.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for someone who can use a range of learning resources to develop new skills, such as online, books and trial and error. You will definitely need to enjoy learning and exploring, as there’s always something new to master in this industry and everything changes pretty fast. 

Whilst it is an absolute must that you enjoy programming, coding, and building websites and/or applications, web development is not just about code!  You need to be able to communicate well with your team and maybe clients too. 

You’ll also need to be reliable and have a can-do approach to your workload. Asking questions is often key to developing new skills quickly but you will also be required to research and learn things by yourself.

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills. 

You will need to be punctual, reliable, honest and have a strong work ethic. You must be able to work as part of a team and contribute to team meetings, but also be able to work on your own to targets and deadlines.

You must be passionate about development, self-motivated, determined to learn and develop new skills and driven to succeed.

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

As a top growth and ever changing industry, you will have gained the knowledge and experience to progress with your career into Senior Dev positions or other specialisms in the industry.

Things to consider

First interviews may be online/phone and successful candidates may be given some online learning resources to work through before attending the second interview.

About the employer

We are the leading provider of healthcare and diagnostic software in Europe and one of the world’s largest. Our shareholding structure guarantees financial capacity and stability, thanks to the investment from Ardian, the largest private investment company in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.

In 2016, Dedalus decided to accelerate its expansion strategy by focusing on the accelerating demand for innovative and comprehensive solutions to support the digital transformation of the healthcare ecosystem. Dedalus is working with healthcare organisations across the UK and Ireland to help deliver new models of care that enable the delivery of better healthcare outcomes using our technology solutions. We have over 50 years’ experience of delivering healthcare software and services to healthcare customers in UK and Ireland. Our software is used widely across the UK National Health Service, with 75% of English Trusts, 100% of Northern Irish Trusts, 85% of Welsh Health Boards, and 80% of Scottish Health Boards using our software. In Ireland 95% of public hospitals and 30% of laboratories use our software.




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Training provider

The Coders Guild

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by THE CODERS GUILD LTD

Training (provided by the Coders Guild) will be delivered by industry experts who are currently working in the field.  Which means that everything you learn during these sessions will be current and directly applicable to your work. 

You will be learning current, marketable skills on the job and receive practical, no-holds-barred mentoring (including a dedicated mentor in your workplace) from a team of influential, world-class, industry leaders. Having the opportunity to learn from a supportive team will help you to become a better, more rounded developer.

Group training will also be provided with other web development apprentices.  We utilize Slack (industry standard messaging app) to keep in touch with all apprentices, mentors, trainers and past apprentices across the country. 

Training will specialise in foundational code skills in; 

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • React JS
  • Angular

Essential tools like;

  • The command line
  • source control
  • SSH
  • AWS
  • Python
  • YAML

And fundamental concepts like;

  • Agile
  • UCD
  • SDLC

Throughout your employment you will also begin to learn other languages and look to specialise in your chosen area. 

Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Nov 2021