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Software Developer Higher Apprenticeship

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Would you like the opportunity to develop your skills at one of the world’s leading digital archives?

The National Archives is looking for motivated and creative individuals to join us as Higher Level Apprentice Software Developers.

About the software developer higher apprenticeship

What will people in the future know about us today? When so much of what’s happening is digital, we need digital archives to keep what’s important. The National Archives, is looking for apprentices, to help solve the challenge of digital archiving for the future.

This is a full time, 2-year appointment with the possibility of a permanent role at the end with a starting salary of £18,462 rising to £21,381 in year two.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to apply problem solving skills to real world situations for the digital archive
  • A range of roles including coding, testing, consulting and project management
  • New technical skills such as programming, software testing and other digital practices
  • How software is designed and developed in a modern agile project environment

As an apprentice you will also be working towards a Certificate of Higher Education in Year 1 and a Foundation Degree in Year 2.

Commencing on May 2nd 2017, you will take part in an 8 week launch pad with on-going training over the two years at Ada National College for Digital Skills Broad Lane, London N15 4AG

What you’ll do:

  • Write computer code according to the technical direction provided
  • Follow application and component level design, working to standards and patterns set by the technical leads
  • Ensure all proposed solutions are pre-agreed with a Lead Developer
  • Follow coding standards and ensure compliance with quality measures
  • Ensure code is tested in accordance with the guidelines
  • Undertake training and follow mentoring as specified
  • Be active in show and tells, sprint meetings and team meetings, keeping colleagues informed of progress

What you’ll need:

  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Passion and enthusiasm for new technology with a pro-active, self-motivated and positive attitude
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn new skills and to contribute to the team’s objectives
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to be delivery focused
  • Willingness to help out and perform other roles where required to achieve the team objective
  • ability to work independently or with others in the team.

To be eligible to apply you must have:

  • A Levels at grade C or above (or equivalent) in maths or science related subjects
  • GCSEs at grade C or above in English and maths
  • Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens with the right to live and work in the UK, or nationals of states of the European Union
  • EU Citizens must have lived in the EU for three years, to apply for this position
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About Lynette Daly

Lynette is the publishing editor of Moving On magazine. Moving On is devoted to helping young people make good choices for their future – education, qualifications and careers. Moving On really wants to motivate you! Our articles cover a range of topics to inspire and give ideas. Our magazines are delivered free to all schools, colleges and sixth forms in England and is also available online.

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