Apprentice Software Developer for long established software developing company STRATUS21 LIMITED

Join a growing company where your day-to-day activities will include helping to create and develop web applications; create and develop e-commerce sites based on the Magento 2 platform; train in and use HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS and MySQL and other relevant frameworks.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We pride ourselves on being an organisation where people want to come to work and feel motivated and challenged each day.

  • Working week

    Your working week will be Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5.30pm with one hour for lunch. We offer a flexi-time system. Regular 5 minute breaks are encouraged throughout the day and we have facilities for staff to make a drink and prepare food.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You'll typically be working on several complex tasks at a time and receive accredited and in-house training so we can put your software development interests to good use.

On a day to day basis you will learn how to:

  • develop web applications
  • manage support requests
  • carry out bug tracing & fixing
  • monitor scheduled processes with full training and support
  • get protected time to undertake your apprenticeship studies

You'll also get support from our team which has doubled in the last 12 months including from your line manager and qualified developers who started their career journey with us as an apprentice. Working and learning will always be safe and respected.

The training you will be getting

Successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to the achievement of the Software Development Technician Apprenticeship level 3. Our expert training company Estio will deliver the sessions remotely and you will be assigned a dedicated tutor. 

Working and learning will always be safe and supported by  our team which has doubled in the last 12 months.

Functional Skills English and Maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We've been mightily impressed by the talent of our previous apprenticeships and we're always chuffed when they want to stay with us and progress.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Commitment to complete


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Successful applicants will receive a call from us if shortlisted and invited to a group information and interview session. From this you will be given feedback if unsuccessful to help in future roles or applications.

About the employer

Stratus 21 is part of the Hermitage Innovation Group, a successful business that's been around for over 38 years. We focus on the very latest technologies and provide software services to our group of companies as well as to customers direct.







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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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