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Software Developer Apprenticeship. Contego Environmental Services Ltd

Contego has an exciting opportunity for a Developer to join our team. Working within our Innovation and Marketing team with our senior developer, designer, marketing, and videographer. You will be producing apps, portals and websites that improve customer journey and usability.

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Closing date: 24 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (times to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working within our Innovation and Marketing team with our senior developer, designer, marketing, and videographer. You will be producing apps, portals and websites that improve customer journey and useability. Were always driving innovation and looking to make leaps.

For this role, you need to be able to demonstrate problem-solving, good communication and analytical skills. We are looking for detail-orientated individual, able to work to deadlines and an interest in progressing in a development IT role.

Skills required

  • JavaScript React
  • React native
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • NodeJS

Ideal Skills however training will be provided

  • C#
  • Graphql
  • Knowledge of Adobe suite

Main responsibilities

  • Create beautiful and compelling web front ends
  • Assist in project planning and execution throughout the entire software development life-cycle
  • Bring forward your own feature ideas for the product
  • Optimise websites and applications for maximum speed
  • Assist with project planning and estimation of full stack effort
  • Write functional requirement documents and guides
  • Prototype applications
  • Maintain and improve existing websites, web applications and IT.

Full training and support will be provided. The successful candidate will be expected to develop within the role, taking on new responsibilities in due course.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • JavaScript React
  • React native
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • NodeJS

Personal qualities

  • C#
  • Graphql
  • Knowledge of Adobe suite

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths, English and ICT.

Future prospects

The sector we operate in is niche and therefore hugely growth ready. Your work will be future proof and will stand you in great stead for an outstanding career.

Things to consider

  • ITEC North East are working on behalf of this company
  • Do not contact the company direct
  • If you have any queries please contact ITEC North East on the contact details provided
  • If your application is successful you will be expected to attend a 1-1 interview with ITEC's Apprentice Team via telephone

About the employer

Contego was founded in early 2004 by our Managing Director Michael Taylor. The then 18-year-old entrepreneur began his career working as an animal trainer on feature films including the Harry Potter series.

The business then called MT Avian Control was set up in the North East of England with the help and support of the Princess Trust. MT Avian had the honour of being the 700th business to be assisted by the Trust in County Durham.


Contego Environmental Services Ltd


4 Maple Way

Aycliffe Business Park



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Itec North East Limited


Laura McMaster 07970845393

Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Via an experienced and dedicated teaching staff and on the job training from the great team at Unitel Direct, you'll learn:

  • Software development methodologies
  • Creating an event driven programme
  • Project management
  • Software application testing
  • Imaging software

Plus lots more besides! 

Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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