Software Developer Apprentice RETAIL COMPUTER SOLUTIONS LTD

Due to internal progression/growth, we have a vacancy within our Software Development team. This will involve working as part of a team across multiple projects including new software development, enhancements and 3rd line support for existing products utilising a range of technologies. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team.

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

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:45am-5:00pm. 45 mins lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Software Development Team is the heart of RCS and is responsible for creating and improving software solutions for the betterment of our customer base.

Duties and responsibilities: [The successful candidate will] 

  • Utilise the technologies and tools listed below across the full development lifecycle to meet the requirements of various projects
  • Technology Development Software & Infrastructure - Visual studio, Microsoft DevOps, GIT, SQL server management studio, Azure Cloud services, Microsoft windows operating systems server and desktop
  • Use Development Code - C#, Java script, HTML, T-SQL, MySQL, MCV
  • Use Databases - MS SQL & MYSQL
  • Work independently or collaboratively with other members of the Development team as well as other internal or external stakeholders
  • Work alongside Customer Care Team to identify and resolve issues in a 3rd line support capacity 

The training you will be getting

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


  • Team nights out
  • Flexible working once you have passed probation 
  • Further apprenticeship progression

Future prospects:
There is an opportunity to gain a full-time role at the end of apprenticeship, which will be dependent on performance and availability.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills


A Level or equivalent STEM Subject (Grade Any) Desired
BTEC or equivalent IT (Grade Any) Desired
Other Apprenticeship in Software Development (Grade Level 3) Desired

About the employer

Retail Computer Solutions Ltd was established in 1989, providing inhouse software solutions and services to retailer, wholesale and Warehousing sectors across the UK and beyond.  Our products span Point of Sale & Store systems to Head Office and warehousing solutions. Our customer base is as varied and diverse as our products ranging from independent stores to department stores, large chains and multinationals.







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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

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: 27 Jun 2024