Application Support Lead Apprentice SEARCHMOVE LTD

Searchmove have an exciting position for an apprentice that has already achieved IT related skills and is at a higher level but would like to develop further. The right individual would be supported by an experienced software team that have a vast knowledge and many years of experience.

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    18k to 25k DOE

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 4:45pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Understand Software Development Methodologies
  • Create simple software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the requirement for the development team
  • Create use cases and/or user stories
  • Liaise with the software team to deliver and roll out new applications
  • Test code and analyse results to correct errors found using unit testing
  • Conduct a range of test types, such as Integration, System, User Acceptance, Non-Functional, Performance and Security testing.
    follow software designs and functional or technical specifications
  • Create b2b client api integration documentation
  • Communicate software solutions and ideas to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Cyber Risk understanding and risk management to implement security governance and meet regulatory compliance
  • Data analysis making recommendations to improve business performance
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

The training you will be getting

Velocity apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, they will provide the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace and to expand future career prospects.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their programme.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Applications Support Lead qualification, with training in how to:

  • Provide tactical advice, training and support on core technology applications (both hardware and software) to internal colleagues and external clients and customers to enhance and enable the delivery of application-based products and services.
  • Deliver the roll-out of upgrades to existing technologies, implement new technologies for use by colleagues and provide change management support to them
  • Assist with the planning of IT application and infrastructure change projects, implementing, testing and rolling out software and hardware relating to these change projects.
  • Implement and support the creation of remote working environments 

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

For a full list of programme modules visit:

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Searchmove provide B2B solutions and services to law firms in England & Wales that specialise in property law (Conveyancing). With the development of our innovative technology led solutions we are positioning ourselves for growth within this sector over the next 12 months. We are now seeking the right individual to help with our ambitious growth plans.







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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


Tom Crossland


Apprenticeship standard

Applications support lead

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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