Software Development Apprentice (Libresoft) HARRAP COMPUTER SYSTEMS LIMITED

The role involves working as part of a small office-based team supporting Primary and Secondary Schools with the Library Management System that we have developed. You will primarily be assisting with the troubleshooting, and resolution, of bugs within our Library system.

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Closing date: 08 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Between 9am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Troubleshoot, resolve and respond to bug reports
  • Provide support to our customers on occasion
  • Testing new releases of the system and other products
  • Assist with product documentation

The training you will be getting

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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The role offers a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship depending on performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Initiative, Eagerness to learn, Flexibility, Team spirit, Adaptability, Friendly, Confident, Smart, Personable, Enthusiastic, Tenacious, Hardworking


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English and Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

We are Libresoft. We are a family company who are passionate about creating beautiful tools for schools, helping staff and students to achieve more. We pride ourselves on being friendly and personable which, combined with our great value software and excellent support, is why so many schools have put their trust in us (over 1,750 across the UK and the rest of the world at last count!)




Unit 4, Moorside Place

Moorside Road


SO23 7FX

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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


Nathaniel Hamilton


Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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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