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Apprentice Software Developer - iTrent Team MHR

You’ll work in our iTrent division contributing to the development of a highly profitable product used by around 3 million users in the UK. Operating at all stages of the Software Development Lifecycle where you’ll work as an apprentice developer, so you’ll need a passion for software development, problem solving. You will be adhering to best practices and write clean code, giving estimates of the effort needed to complete tasks etc.

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

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm, half hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

iTrent is an award winning, customable HR platform that automates and improves our customers HR and Payroll process so alongside world class developers you’ll also work with exceptional experts in business domains including such as payroll, recruitment, HRMC etc.

Working in the iTrent team you’ll the opportunity to work with low code (Uniface) as well and as range of technologies that could include:

  • Developing web-based solutions using Angular, Angular JS, JavaScript, and Java
  • Adhering to best practises and write clean code
  • Giving estimates of the effort needed to complete tasks
  • Developing product features within agreed timescales and to quality standards
  • Working with your team to review requirements and designs
  • Planning and performing tests on your own work and working with the testing team to ensure the highest levels of quality
  • Communicating risks and concerns to your manager
  • Working within the agile framework with your team
  • Learning about new technologies and techniques to improve the product in the future

Essential skills

  • You have a proven interest in coding through your A Level/college course or online platforms like Code Academy and are seeking a Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship
  • You can write good quality code with sound syntax
  • You will enjoy problem solving and want to develop your skills in analysis and design and you will be able to interpret functional/technical specifications and ask relevant questions about what you don’t understand
  • You can demonstrate an ability to problem solve, use your initiative, take responsibility, be organised and work independently
  • Willing and able to work remotely and feel confident using video chat

It would be beneficial if you have some skills in the following or a genuine desire to become highly skilled in:

  • JavaScript, CSS and UX design
  • JavaAngular, AngularJS, Web Core
  • Testing/QA
  • SQL
  • Agile methodologies

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As part of the Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship standard, you’ll be registered as a member with the British Computer Society and be on a fast track to an industry recognised qualification and your dedicated industry coach will support you through a blended approach that will include remote, in person, 1-2-1 and group learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent employment and ongoing career development. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 7 GCSE's including Maths and English language (Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Science, Computer Science (Grade A - C) Essential

Things to consider

The position will be office based so you must be able to either commute from your current location or be willing to relocate so you will be able to commute.

About the employer

MHR is an specialist provider of HR, payroll, analytics and engagement software and services and extremely proud to have the unique accolade that everything from research to delivery is carried out in-house. Founded in the 1980s, MHR thrives on helping organisations of all shapes and sizes to strengthen their core – their people. MHR combines the stability, expertise and proven methodologies of a established provider, with the innovative forward-thinking vision of an agile growing business.





Ruddington Hall

Loughborough Road

NG11 6LL

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Training provider



Digital Native

Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

You will be able to see the full job description and apply using the above URL

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2023