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Software Developer Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • , Westminster
  • £19.23 per hour

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  • Wages
    £19.23 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    QA Apprenticeships


Employer Description: 

Balyasny Asset Management (BAM) are a diversified global investment firm founded in 2001 by Dmitry Balyasny, Scott Schrder, and Taylor O'Malley. With over $20 billion in assets under management, BAM employs more than 1,900 people across 20 offices in the U.S. and Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm’s 165 investment teams span six strategies, including Equities Long/Short, Equities Arbitrage, Macro, Commodities, Systematic, and Growth Equity. Balyasny’s mission is to deliver to its investors absolute, uncorrelated returns in all market environments. 

Key Duties:

  • Build and maintain custom tools and analytics to support commodity trading

  • Interact with the Commodities Technology team globally on a variety of tasks.

  • Work directly with front office users to implement and extend the tools they need.

  • Collaborate with technology teams at BAM to build interfaces with other systems

  • Develop written documentation of infrastructure including processes and procedures

  • Commodities trading systems and engineering.

  • Learning Commodity markets, pricing and valuations.

  • Understanding fundamental supply and demand models.

Personal Qualities:

  • Detail-oriented engineer

  • An ambitious self-starter

  • Significant appetite for success

  • A very strong and efficient communicator

  • Able to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced trading environment

  • A problem solver; able to develop quick and sound solutions to complex problems

Desired Qualifications:

10 GCSEs at Grade A,  including 1 STEM subject plus Maths and English / equivalent.

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.

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.


  • Coffee machine

  • Quarterly Outings

  • Pension

  • Paid sick days

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. 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: 251261)

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