Software Developer Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • Foulridge, Bury
  • £8.89 per hour

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  • Wages
    £8.89 p/h
  • Hours
    36.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    QA Apprenticeships


Employer description: 
The William Hare Group is a world-leading steel business, providing value engineered steel solutions to some of the world’s most innovative and sustainable construction projects. 

As a Software Developer Apprentice. your role is to supply 1st Line Support for the Development Team. Take calls and be the initial contact for the software development department, you will gain a knowledge of both application and web-based applications using various coding techniques, Database administration using SQL.

Over the course of the apprenticeship gaining the skills to be an active member of the Team.

Will be dependent on National Minimum Wage between £14,900 - £18,500 per annum, dependent on the employer. 

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Take 1st Line Calls for the senior developers

  • Communication both written and orally – relaying complex queries to seniors

  • Learn Software Development using and ASP.Net

  • Support and enhance Windows applications - Windows Services / Web Services 

  • Updating of Company Website

  • Mobile Devices (Web)

  • Working using and understanding the company framework for all development

  • Take ownership of modules in time

  • Initially support for the Web Based applications building to a knowledge of extending and enhancing the applications.

Desirable skills: 

  • Basic IT Knowledge

  • Problem solving skills and common sense

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Eye for detail and identifying problems

  • An understanding of business

  • Punctuality

  • Driven desire

Personal qualities: 

  • Team player 

  • Desire to learn and evolve your software development skills 

  • Confident 

Entry requirements:

7 GCSE's total: 

  • English GCSE grade D or above

  • Other 6 GCSEs, including Maths, to be C or above

  • You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject

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.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

For more information, please visit the UK ENIC website.

Working week: 36hrs a week.


  • Eligibility to join Pension Scheme after trial– Group Personal Pension 4% from Company, employee 5% 

  • Eligibility to join Medical Insurance after trial– BUPA – Pay premium, taxed as benefit in kind 

  • Holidays 25 per year plus bank hols – Service Day 5, 9 & 14 years’ service, pay or holiday 

  • Entry to life assurance straight away – 4 times annual salary 

Future Prospects:
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeships, the scope to grow within the business.
Future learning and progression available.

Important information: 
Our apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain new skills, earn while you learn, and launch yourself into an exciting future. With over 30,000 successful apprenticeship graduates, we're a top 50 training provider, dedicated to helping you succeed. 
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For more information about this vacancy please contact QA on 01793696141 (Ref ID: 247170)

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