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Software Developer Level 4 Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • Wakefield
  • £7.69 per hour

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  • Wages
    £7.69 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 4
  • Employer
    QA Apprenticeships


Who you’ll be working for:
Situated in Yorkshire and Liverpool, Blacklight Software are a forward thinking Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in Microsoft solutions and bespoke software development. 
Our in-house team of Business Analysts, Project Managers and Software Developers are experts in creating and delivering software solutions for all of our customers.

What’s in it for you:
Blacklight Software are looking for a Software Developer Apprentice to join our development team.

In addition to project work, Blacklight Software will sponsor your continued learning on the Software Developer Apprenticeship L4. Working at Blacklight provides a lot of variety. Combined with regular knowledge sharing sessions, this is a great opportunity to learn.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Coding, in a manner consistent with published coding standards, as part of a team to ensure all objectives are delivered to a high standard of quality and accuracy

  • Working closely with other members of the team by understanding your own contribution to the team’s goals, taking ownership of any potential problems to ensure they are resolved

  • Designing technically and documenting aspects of the software project, including but not limited to database, business rules and presentation. Documentation must be produced to a high level of accuracy, be unambiguous, and kept up to date

  • Identifying and highlighting where productivity gains can be achieved either through new techniques or adoption of programming tools. If appropriate design, develop and implement programming tools for internal use

  • Helping the project managers identify and classify programming defects and then develop a solution for these defects that satisfies the specification

  • Deploying updates onto target infrastructure, performing any necessary system tests and ensuring accuracy of deployment, either remotely or on a customer’s site

  • Performing other functions as required by line manager or Blacklight Software senior management

Desired skills and qualities:

  • Enthusiastic software developer with experience working within the .NET ecosystem during your L4 apprentice program

  • Passionate about writing software and will be familiar with techniques used to delivering high quality, tested, scalable and maintainable code

  • Adaptable. As a software agency we get requests to do weird and wonderful things with weird and wonderful technologies. This should excite you!

  • You will have an appetite to learn and will share your findings

Desired experience:

  • Agile Methodologies

  • TDD

  • JavaScript

  • Office 365

  • Azure

Entry requirements:

  • The learner must have completed a Level 3 Software Development Apprenticeship with QA or have an equivalent qualification with another training provider

  • OR an A-level in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject and a successful completion of our aptitude test

  • OR a BTEC Diploma in IT and a successful completion of our aptitude test

  • OR 2 years’ experience in a relevant role and successful completion of our aptitude test

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.


  • Onboarding and Initial Training: 3 months (stage1) Starting Salary of £16k

  • Further Training: 3 months (stage 2) Salary of £18k

  • Gaining Experience: 12 months (stage 3) Salary of £20k

  • End Position: Salary of £25k

Working week:
37.5 hours per week


  • Arcade machine 

  • Training available material for MS certifications

  • Free on-site parking

  • Casual dress code

  • Friendly atmosphere

  • Coffee machine

  • Free Tea/Coffee/fruit

  • Flexible working hours can be arranged if required

Future prospects:
90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. 
Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

Important information: 
Our apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain new skills, earn while you learn, and launch yourself into an exciting future.
Apply now!

For more information about this vacancy please contact QA on 01793696141 (Ref ID: 241987)

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