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Software Developer Level 4 Apprenticeship Digital Trading Creative

As a Back End, full stack Developer, your main responsibility is the production, modification and maintenance of websites and web applications. You will be required to work on the back end alongside our dedicated back-end developers to ensure smooth integration of the builds.

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Closing date: 14 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £210.00

  • Working week

    Mon -Fri between 8.30am-4.30pm, 30mins for lunch

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC001807982

  • Positions

    1 available

  • Providing accurate time estimates on work
  • Contributing to documentation (instructional, pitch and technical specification)
  • Contributing to the company development standards working closely with the Technical Director
  • Discussing technical solutions with clients and providing innovative new ideas to requirements
  • Maintaining a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies, and keep team members informed as appropriate, with a view to incorporating these in future projects and staying ahead of the market and position yourself and the company as a digital specialist
  • Constantly seeking to develop yourself by learning new technologies and keeping abreast of market developments

As an apprentice you will be working towards achieving the required standard in all the following software disciplines:

  • Standards-compliant HTML5, XHTML, CSS3 development skills
  • Drive for delivering the best UX possible
  • Experience in using infographics effectively
  • Developing cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions
  • Exceptional JavaScript programming skills, and knowledge of working with JavaScript frameworks to create rich interactive content
  • Experience with JQuery
  • Experience with backend languages including C#, PHP and SQL
  • Working with frameworks .net, .net core and Linux
  • Experience integrating with server-side code to produce dynamic pages
  • Good understanding of web accessibility and usability
  • Understanding and implementation of responsive design, and the advantages and disadvantages of responsive versus a mobile design

Full training will be given and you will have full access to all our highly experienced team.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience working with version control systems such as GitLab and TFS
  • Experience in developing using the following from end frameworks DNN, WordPress, Vue and React
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Personal qualities

  • A logical thinker and problem solver 
  • Good team player

Desired qualifications

  •  Maths and English GCSE grade C/4 or above or equivalents
  •  Grade 4 or above in a Computing subject at A level or Level 3 Software Technician
  •  A passion for coding

Future prospects

Permanent role if business allows.

Things to consider

  • During the Covid all our staff have worked from home. We are looking for to return to the office from September for 2 days per week
  • Pension
  • Life insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • You will need to complete pre-screening paperwork and have a chat with New College to discuss any experience, interest in the apprenticeship and how it is delivered
  • You will need to complete initial assessments in maths and English
  • By submitting your application, you confirm that you are happy for New College Swindon to share your information with the employer as part of the application process

About the employer

We are a web development company based in Highworth, near Swindon.

Established in 2008 we have a huge amount or experience and work with companies such as Oxford University, NHS, Sega as well as lots of entrepreneurs.

The web projects we work on are all bespoke and there is a huge variety to what we do.

Core Services;

  • Software Development
  • Web Development
  • App Development
  • Hardware Integration
  • Design

Employer

Digital Trading Creative

Address

Blackworth Court Unit 5b

Blackworth Industrial Estate

Swindon

SN6 7NS

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Training

Training provider

NEW COLLEGE SWINDON

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College

Contact

Kirsty Bain 07595 201840 kirsty.bain@newcollege.ac.uk

Software Developer Level 4 Standard

On the job training will be delivered by the Employer and Apprenticeship delivery will be with New College and will consist of the following elements:

  • Knowledge Module 1: Software Development Methodologies (for Level 4 Software Development Apprenticeship) - BCS Systems Development Essentials
    Knowledge Module 2: Software Language (for Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship)
  • Technical Competencies
  • Technical Knowledge and Understanding
  • Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

English*

Maths*

* A relaxation/proxy will apply if the candidate has relevant acceptable qualifications at the acceptable level/grade.

Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


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