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Software Development Technician

Level 3 Software Development Technician

Course Duration: 13 months plus End Point Assessment
Course Qualification: Level 3 Apprenticeship

Overview

Our Software Apprenticeships enable you and your company to build and test high-quality code across multiple platforms and layers. Apprentices will work as part of larger teams to help drive elements in an overall project.

This apprenticeship is the perfect introduction to a career in software development. Job roles include Software Development, Technician, Junior Developer, Junior Web Developer, Junior Application Developer, Junior Mobile App Developer, Junior Games Developer.

Software development technicians typically work as part of a software development team, to build software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects. 

Training modules:
 
  • Software Development Context Methodologies

  • Software Design

  • Database Design

  • Introduction to Programming Using Java – Opportunity to undertake the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam

Key learning outcomes:

  • Business context and market environment for software development

  • Structure of software applications

  • Software development lifecycle

  • Roles within the software development team

  • Implement code following a logical approach

Software Development Technician Career Path

Find out more about the potential career paths of a Software Development Technician apprentice and how your career could develop, from start to finish.

Software Engineer

UK Average full time salary £37,500

Developer

UK Average full time salary £32,000

Lead Technician

UK Average full time salary £32,500

Front end Developer

UK Average full time salary £28,500

User Experience Designer

UK Average full time salary £59,000

Systems Administrator

UK Average full time salary £33,000

Apprentice hiring process

Discover how Apprentify can help you find and hire the perfect match for your business.

Getting in touch

The first (and debatably most important step) is to take the leap and get in contact with a member of the Apprentify family. From there we can discover the options available to you and find out what possibilities will best benefit your business; as well as giving you the valuable opportunity to ask questions and uncover why in the last year there were around 719,000 apprentices participating in an apprenticeship.

Tell us more

Now you have made the leap, it is time to tell us about your perfect apprentice. Inform us of what type of person you are looking for, ranging from the skills you are looking for, all the way to the type of character you think would suit your business.

Select your apprentice

Now you have told us everything, it is over to us to advertise your business, select applicants, run assessment sessions and then send you over Curriculum Vitaes with possible apprentices that could be perfect for you.

Start your apprentice

Assessments done, applicant chosen, now it is time to bring in your apprentice! From there you will have a hard-working employee who receives specific training and get support from their very own Development Coach who can assist you throughout.

Why an apprenticeship?

Choosing an apprenticeship comes with many advantages and perks not only for you but also for any employer. As an apprentice, you will benefit from on the job learning of which you will conduct 80% of your work time acting as an ordinary employee with the remaining 20% being allocated for lessons/ learning activities (at Apprentify all these learning modules are conducted online for your convenience). Apprenticeships are also a fantastic way to get your foot in the door or kick off your professional career in a new sector/ role.

Our Benefits
  • Earn while you learn
  • No learning costs
  • Gain industry experience
  • E-learning
  • Develop skills
  • Receive apprentice discounts

Very good apprenticeship provider, great communication between business and students with staff that actually care.

Harry Bunn - Digital Marketer

Harry Bunn

Digital Marketer

Really helpful, jam packed full of information to help you create the best campaigns. I can't wait to put it all in to practice!

Chloe Grantham - Digital Marketer

Chloe Grantham

Digital Marketer

The use of virtual classrooms is not only a helpful and interactive learning technique, it also provides the opportunity for collaboration with other apprentices which is fantastic for idea and content generation.

Andrea - Apprentice

Andrea

Apprentice

The Digital Marketing course Apprentify offer is second to none. The use of Adobe Connect enables you to connect with others in the online classroom and allows you to feel comfortable speaking up if a concept needs explaining again. The way the course is run is thorough but maintains pace through quizzes, interactive activities and interactions with your class and tutor.

Rosie - Apprentice

Rosie

Apprentice

After completing my Junior Content Producing course, I can certainly say that the course is exceptional. It covers a wide variety of content and helps provide significant training and support throughout the apprenticeship. 

Alex Knowlson - Junior Content Producer

Alex Knowlson

Junior Content Producer

Superb company, really helpful advisers and presenters. They combine their knowledge of digital marketing on the whole with their experience from previous roles to provide a rounded theoretical explanation of digital marketing and back those points with examples of practical experience.

Andrea - Apprentice

Andrea

Apprentice

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What are the costs of taking on an apprentice?

All apprenticeship programmes have their funding decided by the ESFA. Levy employers will have the cost deducted from their levy account. Non-levy employers will have 95% of the costs to be paid by the government, with you supplying the extra 5% as a co-investment fee. If your apprentice is between 16-18, there is no co-investment fee (100% funded).

Obviously, there is also the cost of the employee. Typically, we will not work with anyone paying under £12,000 annually.

How much do I have to pay an apprentice?

Typically, we do not work with anyone who pays under £12,000 a year. For reference, you can always look at our live Vacancies page to see what other employers are offering.

Does my apprentice have to be 16-18?

No, an apprentice can be any age nowadays as long as they are over 16. We work with apprentices who have just left school, all the way to those in their late twenties with work experience - Equally, we have a number of university graduates on the programme and even those older who are looking for a career change. Our candidates are all different ages with a wealth of different experiences.

Are they employed by my business?

Yes they are - they are on our apprenticeship training programme, but they are like any other employee with a work contract, and pension. In this respect, they are like any other employee.

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