Apprentice Software Development Technician 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 may years of experience.

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £15k - £21k DOE

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • 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 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 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

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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