Software Developer Apprentice RWS WEB SOLUTIONS LTD

This is one of the most exciting times to join our business and be part of a team that is setting standards in our marketplace. It is a fantastic opportunity that will fast track your place in a creative and lucrative career. We are keen to help and support self-motivated people who can show interest and enthusiasm whilst gaining a qualification. You will be working with the development team on existing and new projects, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to create and improve client websites and applications.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • 20 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays • Christmas Shut Down • Workplace Pension • On-going training and support • Discounted access to events (cinema, music and theatre) at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm (1 hr lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will join a team of ambitious and passionate developers to learn and contribute to projects for clients.

Your duties will include:
● Working with the development team on existing and new projects, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to create and improve client websites and applications
● Attending discovery and planning meetings to help the team decide what to build
● Attending and inputting into development team meetings
● Assisting the support team with assigning support tickets and keeping clients informed of progress, completing tickets as skills improve
● Assisting the QA team with automated and manual testing of websites and applications
● Content administration – Use CMS interface to create and update content on client sites
● Site Administration - Use CMS interface to create and administer different types of content, lists of content, tags, users, displays and templates


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


Training will be provided by The Coders Guild.

You will be learning current, marketable skills on the job and receive practical, no-holds-barred mentoring. Having the opportunity to learn from a supportive team will help you to become a better, more rounded developer.

Group training will also be provided with other web development apprentices. The Coders Guild utilize Slack (industry standard messaging app) to keep in touch with all apprentices, mentors, trainers and past apprentices across the country.

Training will specialise in foundational code skills in;
● JavaScript
Essential tools like;
● the command line
● source control
And fundamental concepts like;
● Agile

Throughout your employment you will also begin to learn other languages and look to specialise in your chosen area.

Training and support will be provided remotely. You will receive regular reviews with your Coach and Manager as well as being provided with a dedicated Pastoral Coach for the duration of your apprenticeship.

On completion of your apprenticeship you will achieve a Level 4 Software Developer qualification.

Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As a top growth and ever changing industry, you will have gained the knowledge and experience to progress with your career into Senior Dev positions or other specialisms in the industry.

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, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Computer Science or other IT subject (Grade Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Computer Science or other IT subject (Grade Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Desired
Other Software Developer Apprenticeship (Grade Level 3) Desired

Things to consider

The employer reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date, subject to sufficient applications being received

About the employer

At RWS Web Solutions, we specialise in providing website design and web applications to businesses throughout the UK. It is an exciting time to join the business, as we are now starting to expand into Europe with customers in Lativa and Ireland already on-board. Under our Flex4 OPS brand we provide eCommerce and web to print solutions. In recent years we have enjoyed considerable growth and are now seen as one of the UKs leading web to print software providers. We also operate under the Mintcake Digital brand which provides website solutions and digital marketing services, to a range of other business sectors in Cumbria. Our continuing success means we need to expand our team to develop our solutions further. This is one of the most exciting times to join our business and be part of the development team that is setting standards in our marketplace.








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Training provider



Shelley Needham

Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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