Software Development Technician apprentice - Gratte Brothers - £13k - £15k GRATTE BROTHERS LIMITED

This is an ideal opportunity to join a diverse business whilst learning and experiencing the full software development lifecycle for multiple applications. The Apprentice Software Development Technician will be responsible for working with the IT team to develop and maintain a mixture of internal and external facing websites and web services.

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary range for this role is £13k - £15k, which will be discussed if invited to interview.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm. There is flexibility to amend the hours to 8am - 4.30pm if required.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Develop efficient working methodology and follow best practice standards
  • Analyse technical problems
  • Write technical specifications and produce user documentation
  • Provide user support on existing systems
  • Produce solutions to change control requests
  • Produce user guides and update existing documentation in line with current systems

In addition, they will be required to understand and enhance existing platforms provided in ASP.NET MVC as well as Windows Desktop applications. They will be involved in all aspects of the development lifecycle including gathering requirements, planning, coding, testing, and integration. They will be working with Front and Back End technologies with exposure to database development.

This is a broad overview of the position and does not encompass all aspects of the role.

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

During this apprenticeship, you will follow a fully supported training programme with LearnTech, delivered through combined weekly remote classroom-based training, workplace assessment/training and online learning working towards completing the L3 Software Development Technician standard.

The training covers the following core occupational duties:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

During this apprenticeship, you will follow a fully supported training programme with The Apprentice and Training Partnership, delivered through combined classroom-based training, workplace assessment/training and online learning, at the end of which you will have the ability to work as a Software Development Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Basic programming/coding, Windows Operating System, Software testing


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Essential

Things to consider

You must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the role: have been a UK/EEA resident for the last 3 years, hold valid residency status, and have the right to work in the UK. This role includes the opportunity to work from home after 6 months. The role also offers 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. Gratte Brothers are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

About the employer

Gratte Brothers Group is one of the UK's leading independent building services companies with a history spanning back to 1946. We provide a complete range of electrical, mechanical, security and commercial catering equipment services.




Unit 12, Webster Court

Carina Park, Westbrook



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Training provider



Sam Richardson

Apprenticeship standard

Software development technician

Level 3 (A level)

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