Software Developer Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • Hasland, Derbyshire
  • £8.65 per hour

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  • Wages
    £8.65 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
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    QA Apprenticeships


Employer description: 
System Q Ltd is a UK based CCTV manufacturer and distributor. We currently operate from a single site in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Our building was purpose built in the early 2000s and accommodates office, production and warehouse space as well as a trade counter

We operate on a trade only basis both nationally and internationally and have in excess of 15,000 active customers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Software Developer to join the team in order to support existing products and develop new ones in areas that we have not previously explored.

With a variety of technologies already in use, the candidate will need to learn multiple platforms languages and protocols. 
We offer a range of desktop applications for Windows and want to expand into mobile and tablet applications for Android and iOS. 
The apprentice will be required to take a lead on these with a view to long term development in each area. We anticipate adopting mainstream tools such as Visual Studio or WinDe.

£18,000 per annum.


  • Support, maintain and develop new tools to enhance the functionality of our in-hous "customer relationship manager" (CRM) and product management software migrating aspects of it from ISAM to MariaDB 

  • Become responsible for the integration of our CRM & product databases with our website using appropriate APIs via HTML and JSON 

  • Develop a series of Windows based desktop applications to satisfy customer requirements enhancing and improving integration between different product lines

  • Be responsible for designing and implementing la T products from the ground up overseeing the full life cycle from beginning to end 

  • Design, build and deploy mobile applications to integrate with the loT devices and interact via cloud services such as Alexa 

  • Manage code documentation and version control 

What we are looking for: 
Personal qualities:

  • Hard working

  • An ability to research modern technologies

  • Honesty & integrity

  • Punctual

Entry requirements:
7 GCSE's total: 

  • English GCSE grade D or above

  • Other 6 GCSE's, 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. 

Benefits of the role: 

  • Company wide bonus - 3 months of Business hitting target

  • Free parking

  • Annual Leave on Birthday

  • Free onsite gym

  • Access to PirkX - 24-7 access to GP, Mental Health advice, Well being advice and nutrition

  • Pension

Future prospects: 
Upon finishing your apprenticeship, we want you to grow to become the lead Software Developer in the business. 

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. 
Apply now!

For more information about this vacancy please contact QA on 01793696141 (Ref ID: 247810)

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