Apprentice IT Software Engineer SOFTWARE IMAGING LIMITED

Are you passionate about software development and keen to start your career in IT? We are looking for a self-starter who is willing to learn and develop their skills. As a company, we will provide you with a platform to accelerate your learning, set yourself up for a rewarding career, and gain valuable experience in a commercial environment.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £160.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 37.5 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001184755

  • Positions

    1 available

Software Imaging are seeking a talented and self-motivated apprentice to work in our Oxford office. As an apprentice, you are not expected to know everything about software development. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, has a passion for development, who is willing to learn and develop their skills. As a company, we will provide you with a platform to accelerate your learning, set yourself up for a rewarding career, and gain valuable experience in a commercial environment.

The tasks/responsibilities are as follows:

  • Collaborating on the planning, design, testing & development of products
  • Identifying problems and problem solving
  • Debugging software solutions
  • Fixing bugs
  • Participating in scrum team events
  • Learn and adopt the best working practices within the scrum team
  • Work with the team to ensure good software design
  • Respect the skills and knowledge of other team members
  • Commit to goals as part of a team
  • Be part of a team that has responsibility for how it achieves its goals and solve problems
  • Value face to face communication
  • Identify impediments and share them with the team
  • Be aware of what the other team members are doing
  • Ask for assistance or guidance when required
  • Be able to focus on outcomes that deliver value to the customer
  • Work incrementally and iteratively

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to grasp technical concepts quickly and easily
  • Basic understanding of how to debug programming languages
  • Basic understanding of software source code
  • Self-motivated and prepared to use own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about technology
  • Creative thinker with the ability to come up with innovative and effective solutions
  • Open to learning new skills
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to integrate within a team
  • Great communicator
  • Organised, friendly approach
  • Self-motivated and prepared to use own initiative

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs A*-D or equivalent

Future prospects

Potential for long term opportunity for the right person

Things to consider

Induction Day Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Induction Day at Witney or Abingdon campus. This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to an apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions. As a new Apprenticeship Applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Induction Day please call us on 01235 216216. Qualification checks By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible. From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training

About the employer

Software Imaging is a small company with a truly excellent pedigree. Our Agile development puts the customer at the heart of everything we do. We embrace cost-effective, intelligent, transparent development that helps our partners create wonderful products and services.

Employer

SOFTWARE IMAGING LIMITED

Address

Unipart House

Garsington Road

Cowley

Oxford

OX4 2PG

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Training provider

What does the apprenticeship involve?

The IT and technology sector is very broad ranging and allows people to use technical and customer skills to produce solutions to everyday problems within a digital environment. This apprenticeship focuses on computing, software/web development and networking skills and provides training in both the technical and customer service elements of IT roles.

Apprentices will learn how to develop, build, maintain and install both hardware and software. Training will also be provided in how to troubleshoot and test as well as setting up new equipment or upgrading systems.

Qualifications Included:

  • Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
  • Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Course Content:

  • Technical advice and guidance
  • Testing and securing ICT systems
  • Website design
  • Software installation and upgrades
  • Working with ICT hardware
  • Technical fault diagnosis
  • System management

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider

ABINGDON AND WITNEY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Abingdon & Witney College

Contact

Tess Browning tess.browning@abingdon-witney.ac.uk


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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017