22 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship Apprentice Software Developer

QA Apprenticeships – Posted by QA Apprenticeships Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description

QA Apprenticeships

Apprentice Software Developer

Town: Edinburgh
Postcode: EH2
Salary: £192.38 – £230.85 per week
Closing Date: 2018-02-19
Vacancy ID: 1211-0001-00013629

Company Profile:

We are seeking an apprentice software tester and developer to join their growing team of DevOps professionals. As we develop a continuously evolving product this role will help us to maintain and grow our UK based engineering practice. The role will include helping to build cloud services, test our

products,services and data quality and develop back-end and front end software.

Our small and growing team has a high profile track record in enterprise software development, implementation and operations – a team which understands emerging technology – a team which is proud to be helping to build the UK’s competitiveness in technology. As a set of full stack developers our product has been written from the ground up using Java and Javascript, database persistence and front end dashboard/report set for our clients.

You won’t be doing this alone. You’ll be part of a team, where you will be learning, guided by coaches and mentors that can help you kick start your technology career in a start-up/scale-up environment. You have

nothing to fear asking questions. We have an ask-culture. We never guess.

Job Details:

Key Responsibilities:

The role is all about joining a software development team – learning about testing, coding and delivering and being part of our start-up business and includes the following:

  • Learning and appreciating our software delivery lifecycle in an agile environment
  • Testing our products and services from a functional, performance and quality perspective across devices and operating systems
  • Helping to ensure our output products are high quality and ready for clients
  • Front end report and dashboard development
  • Back end services development to support the products
  • Completing your apprentice training and applying your learning in our work efforts
  • Development and delivery of code withing software cells using agile standard and practices
  • Working closely with developers, business analysts, products owners, scrum masters and developers in test
  • Liaison with internal customer business, project and IT stakeholders
  • Learning how to craft code that is simple, clean, maintainable and easy to reason about
  • Learning the mentality behind test-driven development and how we test our code
  • Learning speaking and negotiating skills to allow you to convey ideas about how to approach a solution

Required Skills:

Experience in development or knowledge of any of the following:

  • A passion for technology and code solutions
  • Front End presentation and/or back end systems
  • Packaged app development (including iOS or Android)
  • Software configuration
  • Digital Blogging
  • Gaming
  • Experimenting with hardware and operating systems
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in and knowledge of emerging trends
  • Most of all, a can-do attitude

You are able to:

  • Be self motivated and ready to learn in a start up environment
  • Work to deadlines and standards
  • Communicate effectively
  • Learn new skills and adapt quickly
  • Think differently

We would love to hear from you but before applying please ask yourself:

1. Is technology something I am really interested in being involved in? Am I enthusiastic and read to get involved?

2. Am I able to commit to joining a software development company and dedicate time in my training?

3. Is this company and role a good match for the direction I’d like to take in my career? We really want to know why you have chosen to apply for this role


You must have at least 5 National 5 grades, both qualifications must include Maths and English.

Additional Information:

  • Mon – Fri
  • 9am – 5.30pm

Important Information

“QA’s apprenticeship programmes may be funded in part by the European Union through the European Social Fund, which supports the development of employment opportunities and a skilled workforce.”

For more information about QA Apprenticeships, please visit our website. Note: This advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found before the advertised close date is reached.

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Job Categories: IT. Job Types: Apprenticeship. Job Tags: -, APP, apprenticeship, Development, IT, L3, SCO, Software, Telecoms, and Web. Salaries: £192.38 - £230.85 per week.


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