Software Engineer Apprentice THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Software Developer - Level 4 Apprenticeship. Duties will include Design, operate, and integrate Salesforce systems to enable efficiencies in key areas of the business and use Salesforce automation to streamline internal processes.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £18,000 - £20,000 per annum

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed - All details will be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Manage multiple stakeholder engagements and work with relevant team members to learn project requirements, facilitate process analysis sessions, and develop technology solutions.
  • Identify project issues and risks, and present alternatives for alleviating or resolving them.
  • Design, build, and deliver tailored solutions for the business using Salesforce and other connected technologies.
  • Provide day-to-day administration, troubleshooting, and maintenance for the connected Salesforce platform.
  • Support continued build-out of key reports and dashboards, data administration, and integrity upkeep.
  • Provide technical specifications and help maintain overall documentation for the business.
  • Support end users of Salesforce and development and maintenance of the Salesforce platform 

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will follow a Software developer (QA's software Engineer) Level 4 apprenticeship standard. Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths will be provided for those without GCSE Grade 4/C (or equivalent) if required. Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.  

Why choose our Software Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship?

Our Software Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship gives learners advance skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems. Learners will also gain an understanding on advanced programming, systems and software development projects. Software Development is at the heart of digital transformation. With demand for services to be consumed online by both clients and employees increasing exponentially, software developers are in high demand. Software Engineers build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. 

QA’s Software Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Build advanced skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems.
  • Receive training on end-to-end software dev stack, as opposed to hyper-focusing on one area of development.
  • Develop more advanced applications.

Tools and technologies learned: Learners will learn to use HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The apprentice will get to work in a friendly and collaborative team and will be given the opportunity to progress onto a higher apprenticeship programme once completing the level 4.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential

About the employer

Be part of a community working together to make science better. A society publisher with the perfect blend of not-for-profit purpose and commercial perspective. Here we help each other be the best we can be: a team big enough to impact and small enough to care. IOP Publishing is a society-owned scientific publisher, providing impact, recognition and value for the scientific community. As the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics, 100% of our profit goes towards public and scientific good.




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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 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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Aug 2024