Software Analyst Apprentice DATAMERE SOFTWARE LTD

Velocity Academy have an exciting new opportunity for a Software Apprentice with Datamere, a software company, based in Cheadle. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to get themselves into Software and kickstart a career.

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £15 - 17,000 DOE.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To help in developing the Datamere utility product GENUS® and related software
  • Testing recent developments
  • Assist in fixing customer bugs, and (to a lesser extent) answering queries, and writing reports in SQL
  • Apply strong verbal and listening skills to develop a clear understanding of the business
  • Troubleshoot, investigate and solve customers’ issues
  • Document where necessary – code, release notes, tutorials
  • Advise management on progress

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 3 Software Development Technician qualification, with training in how to:

  • Write simple code for discrete software components following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards
  • Apply appropriate secure development principles to specific software components
  • Develop user interfaces as appropriate to the type of component being developed
  • Apply industry standard approaches for configuration management
  • Functionally test that the deliverables for that component have been met or not

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 potential opportunity to progress into a permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative


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

About the employer

Datamere Software are utility software specialists and are the driving force behind the design and development of one of the UK's leading utility applications - GENUS©. GENUS© is the software solution for independent gas shippers/suppliers, offering a full life cycle system for both domestic and commercial customers. Power has recently been added into the intuitive dual fuel interface ensuring complete compliance with the D flows in the new XML format.








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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


Thomas Crossland

07887 340 679

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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