Software Development Technician Apprentice DODD GROUP (MIDLANDS) LIMITED

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Software Developer Apprentice to join our established, friendly IT team. You will be responsible for learning about designing, coding, testing, and deploying high-quality software solutions that meet our organization's needs. You will work closely with product managers and designers.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Software Development: Develop, test, and maintain software applications and systems, ensuring they meet functional and performance requirements
  • Bug Fixing: Identify and resolve software defects and issues, including investigating root causes and implementing solutions
  • Documentation: Create and maintain technical documentation, including system architecture diagrams, code comments, and user guides
  • Coding: Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code using a variety of programming languages and technologies
  • System Design: Collaborate with team members to design software architecture and data structures that are scalable and reliable
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and provide technical guidance for project planning and execution
  • Research: Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, tools, and technologies to drive continuous improvement in software development processes
  • Performance Optimization: Analyze and optimize software performance, identifying bottlenecks and implementing improvements
  • Security: Implement security best practices to protect sensitive data and maintain the security of software applications

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 - Software Development Technician 
  • Regular assessor visits 
  • Learning support from Telford College 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following their period of apprenticeship, the candidate would be offered a permanent position within the IT Department and may eventually have an apprentice of their own to train and support

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

Things to consider

The majority of the work is based on site – issues with firewalls, security and internet access

About the employer

Dodd Group was formed in 1947 in Shropshire and has remained a privately owned family business ever since. With an unrivalled reputation within building services, we offer comprehensive electrical and mechanical design, installation, and maintenance services across many sectors.




Stafford Park 13




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience




Apprenticeship standard

Software development technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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