Software Development Apprenticeship

Software Development Apprenticeship

Location Poole, Dorset
Salary £10920

This is the ideal opportunity for you to gain a level 3 qualification in Software Development, whilst earning money and gaining valuable hands-on experience within a growing international business.

This full-time Software Development Apprenticeship is based in our Poole head office. This is not an average apprenticeship, it’s your chance to take the first steps of a successful career within Software Development

Is this a company you could kick-start your career with? 

You will be supported by our 28 years of experience and will benefit from the knowledge that has been built up through our growth so far; thriving through two recessions and expanding into Europe and the USA. Like many successful companies in the technology industry, we know that continued evolution and innovation are vital, so you'll be joining a forward-thinking culture, a place where you can learn and develop key skills, and also be supported in implementing your own ideas. 

What will the apprenticeship involve? 

You will be part of our internal Software Development team, supporting your colleagues across multiple sites. You will spend time assisting with the monitoring of our System Support tickets and you’ll respond to bug fixes and user queries as you develop your skills and knowledge on the job. You’ll then begin to modify and develop our systems in line with evolving requirements, and you will even take on your own projects and getting to work with every stage of the software development lifecycle.

Alongside the training and mentoring you’ll receive at TestLink, you’ll spend one day per week at Bournemouth & Poole Colleague, participating in lessons and workshops. After 18 months you will achieve a qualification covering these main topics;

• Coding, logic and standards
• Secure Development principles
• User interfaces
• Data and Analysis
• Quality and Business Processes 

Is this role right for you? 

To get the most from this apprenticeship opportunity, you’ll need good organisational skills, great attention to detail and strong communication skills. You will be comfortable speaking with colleagues from all parts of the business. This is a proactive and hands-on role and would suit you if you have a passion for coding and technology and want to build a career.  

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or 4 and above or equivalent, including English, Maths and either Science or IT.  Ideally, you will have either a minimum of two A levels (or equivalent) at least one in a related subject to IT.

The Package

In addition to success, job satisfaction, lots of support and training, you'll also get; 

• A competitive apprentice salary of £10,920
• 23 days holiday, plus all bank holidays
• An online discount membership giving you preferential rates for high street shops, supermarkets, restaurant, hotel, car hire and much more
• Employee recognition awards, long service bonuses, rising holiday allowance and company and team events

If you are looking for a Software Development apprenticeship with a company that rewards good work, empowers employees and provides opportunities for training and development, apply now!

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What do we offer?

  • Talented and Supportive Teams
  • Investment in Training and Development
  • A Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Staff Events and Competitions
  • Length of Service Awards
  • Bonuses and Uncapped Commission
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Support for Professional Qualifications
  • Pensions, Life Assurance and Company Sick Pay
  • Up To 25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Free Parking and a Company Discounts Scheme
  • Work with Big Brands such as Santander

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