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Apprentice Software Developer (Ignite Systems) Ignite Systems

Estio training have an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Software Development apprentice with Ignite Systems based in Manchester.

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Joining your daily team stand up, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives
  • Contributing ideas and learnings to the team and organisation
  • Shadowing and pair programming with your mentor. This will evolve into picking up small features and bugs with the support of your mentor.
  • Writing SQL script updates
  • Liaising with the quality engineers to describe the changes
  • Completing your apprentice training

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Software Developer, with training in how to:

Create logical and maintainable codes for software development.
Apply security best practice to the software solution throughout the software development life cycle.
Apply appropriate recovery techniques to ensure the software solution being developed is not lost.
Implement accurate and effective change control.
Undertake unit testing of solutions, with appropriate levels of test code coverage, to identify and resolve issues.
Apply suitable 'bug fixes' based on severity and priority.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*- C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*- C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Ignite provides an industry leading web-based insurance system that focuses offering customers an online self-service option. Our code base is predominately .NET and VueJS however we are always looking for new opportunities to make our product or working day better. To do this we have deployed cutting edge technologies such as typescript, .NET6, Grafana, and Prometheus as well as many other cloud native tools


Ignite Systems


24 Lever Street


M1 1DZ


Jack Taylor

01133 500 333

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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