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Apprentice Software Developer

Posted 25 May by Firebrand Training Ended

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven individual to accelerate their IT career as an Apprentice Developer for a West-Midlands based organisation. As part of a IT Apprenticeship, you`ll gain hands-on experience, training towards industry recognised Microsoft, SCRUM and ITIL qualifications all whilst earning a decent salary.

Who you`ll work for

The West-Midlands based organisation provides specialist employee & lone worker safety monitoring and outsourced control room services to Manned Guarding, Cleaning and FM Companies : From corporations employing thousands down to small and medium businesses` employing just a few. Due to continued growth, they are now looking to employ an eager Apprentice Developer.

Your core responsibilities will include maintaining the mature extranet product and to assist in the development of new Smartphone based products. The main product is a large data driven VB.NET web application that makes use of VoIP. We are seeking to maintain existing Smartphone companion apps and create new apps. The role will involve development on current projects as well as new projects from an early stage. This is an ideal opportunity for you to gain experience in many areas including software development, database architecture and system design.

What experience and skills do I need?

You don`t need loads of professional experience in IT, however, you`ll need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Maths, English and IT / Science. Ideally, you will also possess an A-Level, BTEC Level 3 or Level 3 Apprenticeship (or equivalent).

You also be a bright, intelligent person who is very willing to learn and develop. Whilst a strong interest in technology paired with the ability to grasp technical concepts quickly and easily is important, our emphasis will be more on your personality, drive, and communication skills. You will need to balance many demands so being able to multi-task in a fun but intensive environment where issue prioritisation is a critical skill. A positive, can-do attitude and the ability to integrate within the team in addition to using your initiative are also essential.

Recommended Skills/Experience:

  • iOS - Swift, xCode
  • Android - Android SDK, Java
  • An understanding of Object Oriented development

Advantageous Skills/Experience:

  • A knowledge of one or emore of the following: CSS attributes, XSLT, JavaScript objects, AJAX callbacks, JQuery, DHTML, SQL XML, .Net C# or VB.NET, MS SQL, JSON

Your Accelerated training programme

Firebrand offers a unique Higher Level 4 IT Apprenticeship scheme. We provide the fastest award-winning IT training and certifications with on-going support - all with the ultimate goal of securing a long-term IT career.

During your two-year programme, Firebrand provides residential training at our distraction-free training centre. Our accelerated training means you'll achieve certifications with partners like CompTIA, ITIL and Microsoft faster, giving you more time to put your new skills into practice within a professional working environment. You'll also be recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) for entry onto the register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

Future career prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your 24 month apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you will be offered a permanent contract ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation.

Required skills

  • IT
  • communication skills

Reference: 31065790

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