Software Development IT Apprentice M K TEST SYSTEMS LTD

As a pivotal member of our software team, you'll engage in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. You'll help craft our industry-leading Automated Test Management Software, using technologies like: Desktop: WPF, C#, Entity Framework & SQL. Web: ASP.Net Core, Vue JS, Razor, Entity Framework & SQL.z.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £16,000 - £18,000 per annum.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. 

Duties (will include but not be limited to:) 

  • Gathering and estimating software requirements
  • Breaking down requirements into logical units
  • Translate customer requirements into technical requirements
  • Develop software design from technical requirements
  • Implement software following SOLID Principles
  • Document design and testing decisions
  • Implementation of unit testing, integration testing and automate testing
  • Update and maintain build pipeline

What's in it for you?

  • Inclusive Environment: We value team spirit, open dialogue, and the fresh ideas you bring.
  • Skill-building: Work on diverse projects alongside our engineering team, covering the entire software development cycle.
  • Career Advancement: If you're ambitious and driven, you'll find no shortage of opportunities with us.

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

Why choose our Software Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship? 

Our Software Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship gives learners advance skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems. Learners will also gain an understanding on advanced programming, systems and software development projects.  Software Development is at the heart of digital transformation. With demand for services to be consumed online by both clients and employees increasing exponentially, software developers are in high demand. Software Engineers build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. 

QA’s Software Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Build advanced skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems.
  • Receive training on end-to-end software dev stack, as opposed to hyper-focusing on one area of development.
  • Develop more advanced applications.

Tools and technologies learned: Learners will learn to use HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. 
Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Coding experience in C#, C++


Other Software Development (Grade Level 3 Apprenticeship) Essential

About the employer

Located in the scenic Wellington, Somerset, just a stone's throw from Taunton, MK Test Systems is at the forefront of automated electrical test equipment design and manufacturing. Catering to industries ranging from Aerospace to Electric Vehicles and Oil & Gas, our innovations are trusted by leading manufacturers worldwide.







TA21 9AD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Oct 2023