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Software Development Technician Apprentice Tipton & Coseley Building Society

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for an Apprentice Software Development Technician with Tipton & Coseley Building Society, a Financial Services company based in Tipton.

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Closing date: 13 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To assist colleagues in their roles when using technology to ensure they are effective and efficient. You will be a primary contact point for colleagues dealing with any technology issues or challenges.

The role requires two primary areas of activity and skill:

  • Customer service skills - creating positive and helpful interactions with colleagues
  • Technology skills - resolving problems, fulfilling requests and providing help in a wide range of technology areas

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • Analyse business problems or opportunities, including use of models such as use cases and process maps
  • Write code in SQL and other languages following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards
  • Apply appropriate secure development principles at all stages of development
  • Follow organisational and industry good coding practices. This includes those for: naming, commenting, styles, quality, programming standards, readability, reusability, and maintainability
  • Test your own and others’ code, finding and identifying errors, designing manual tests, and understanding results
  • Apply industry standard approaches for change management, configuration management and version control, to manage code during build and release.
  • Create reports and reporting data sets
  • Work independently, as part of a Society work group or collaboratively with suppliers to achieve the Society’s aims
  • Describe the role and function of software components to a variety of stakeholders, including end users and team members

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to provide excellent customer service and embrace the principles of our values GREAT and Treating Customers Fairly at all times
  • Good administrative skills with a knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Able to demonstrate capability in both the customer service and technology aspects of the role
  • An enthusiastic attitude with a desire to learn and develop
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral with a professional and comfortable approach dealing with all colleagues
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance
  • Able to solve logical problems

Personal qualities

Personal qualities:

  • Act with Integrity
  • Act with due skill, care and diligence
  • Demonstrate cohesive working with your colleagues, peers and team
  • Pay due regard to customers interest and treating customers fairly
  • Observe proper standards of conduct

Regulatory Requirements:

Be fully aware of the implications of the any regulatory requirements applicable to your role with regards to:

  • The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Act
  • Money Laundering Act 2017
  • Data Protection Act 2018 and
  • The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (Whistleblowing)

You must keep up to date with phishing and other cyber security training and follow the advice in messages circulated by the Society on new risks as they emerge.

Be vigilant at all times to possible cyber security breaches and to report them to your Line Manager at the earliest possible time. 

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.

Things to consider

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

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About the employer

Tipton & Coseley Building Society was founded in 1901 as one of the first building societies in the UK. Today, we remain true to founding principles of mutuality and offer a range of savings accounts and innovative mortgage solutions to suit all financial needs.


Tipton & Coseley Building Society



Owen Street



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Training provider

Estio Training

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


Tom Crossland 01133 500333

  • Level 3 Software Development Technician Apprenticeship Standard

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

Learners will receive technical training online. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team 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 with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, maths L2 and English L2
  • Introduction to Development in C#
  • Software Development Context and Methodologies
  • User Interface Design and Development
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Programming using Java

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

Apprenticeship standard

Software development technician

Level 3 (A level)

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