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Why take on a Software Development Technician Apprentice

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.
 

All our programmes are virtually delivered nationwide and our coaching sessions can be done online. So if you are looking for a flexible solution with little or no face to face then our programme is the one for you. Why not watch our latest employer video by clicking on the image below.

Why invest in a Software Developer Technician Apprentice

Investing in a Software Development Technician apprentice will benefit your business immediately, but more importantly, it will prepare you for the future. Apprentify sources remarkable Software talent for your organisation. Every one of our candidates is assessed on their cultural fit as well as essential skills set and none are put forward to you without first passing our digital, behavioural and technical tests. 

 

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of an apprentice’s hours are all dedicated to the business, with only 20% minimum being set aside for apprenticeship related learning and tasks.

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of employers were aware of the Apprenticeship Levy, which leaves 63% unaware that any business (that earns less than £3m) can have most apprenticeship costs offset.

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of apprentices chose to or were kept on at the end of an apprenticeship and remained in full-time employment.

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of your apprenticeship cost could be covered through the apprenticeship levy.

Technical Skills Learnt

Throughout the Software Tester apprenticeship, your apprentice will learn a variety of technical skills and abilities which will greatly benefit them and the business they work for. We teach these mostly through online sessions, where the fresh recruit will find themselves amongst similar apprentices who are learning at the same time.

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Software Development Context Methodologies
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Introduction to Programming Using Java
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Software and Database Design
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Maths and English skills
40%
Punctuality skills
40%
Communication and Interpersonal skills training

General skills Learnt

Not only are the technical abilities that are learnt an important aspect of any apprenticeship, but also the general skill development of an employee’s recruit. The apprentice’s very own Development Coach is a helpful aspect of our apprenticeship offering. They are available to track progress and provide support, including Maths and English skills or punctuality.

A Software Development Technician Apprentice Learner Journey

A Software Development Technician apprentice has quite the journey from when they first start with (possibly) very little skill, all the way to passing their endpoint assessment and having an index of knowledge.

Software Development Context and Methodologies (Part 1)
Software Development Context and Methodologies (Part 1)

During this unit, learners will explore the fundamentals of the business and its organisational structure and how that fits into the Software development Lifecycle. Throughout this section of the course, apprentices will learn what it’s like to work effectively in teams and how to communicate with key stakeholders and a wide range of departments.

Software Development Context and Methodologies (Part 2)
Software Development Context and Methodologies (Part 2)

During this unit learners will explore the ethical constraints they will face and will continue to explore legislation and a wide range of legislation acts that they will need to be aware of. Apprentices will progress onto systems architecture and the roles responsible, and the development practices associated.

Software Design
Software Design

During this unit learners will develop their understanding of the User Interface design, the history of UI design, the types of UI design and good and bad design practices. Apprentices will practice what they have learnt and will create interfaces and will evaluate them against criteria. Software designs, functional or technical specifications will be at the heart of this module.

Database Design
Database Design

During this unit, learners will develop their knowledge of databases, the uses of them and the best ways in which they can be used. Apprentices will get to grips with SQL server basics, creating queries and displaying data in a range of scenarios. They will learn how to create Entity-relationship diagrams, insert data into databases, create and manage tables and will configure user access

Introduction to Programming using Java
Introduction to Programming using Java

During this unit learners will explore the fundamentals of using the programming language of Java. This module has been designed to enable apprentices to understand Java Fundamentals, to work with data types, variables, and expressions. Apprentices will learn how to create logical and maintainable code, link code to data sets.

Introduction to Programming using Java
Introduction to Programming using Java

During this unit learners will explore the next stages of programming using Java, apprentices will implement flow control and perform objectorientated programming. Apprentices will carry out a number of scenario-based activities putting their coding knowledge into practice

Introduction to Programming using Java
Introduction to Programming using Java

During this unit learners will explore the next stages of programming using Java and will compile and debug code, troubleshoot errors, logic errors, and runtime errors. Apprentices will complete a number of scenario-based activities throughout this module.

EPA Readiness - Portfolio
EPA Readiness - Portfolio

Learners will have approximately 6 months to prepare for Gateway. They will consolidate the portfolio that they have built throughout the course.

success stories
Harley Mae-Marley
It took us a few attempts to find an apprenticeship provider who was able to fit our specific requirements. We love Apprentify's process and their customer service. As a result of that, we hired six apprentices! We will definitely be using Apprentify again. If you are looking to hire apprentices to join your company, we couldn't recommend Apprentify enough!

Harley Mae-Marley

Business Development at Digital Media Team

Ian Browne
“‘The great resignation’ means there is a huge demand for digitally equipped talent. This is pushing up salaries and means SMEs are being ‘squeezed’ as they struggle to compete with the corporates. If we’re going to meet 2030 digital demands, we need to start to think creatively now.”

Ian Browne

Lloyds Banking Group

Ross Green
Working with Apprentify is and always has been an easy and smooth process. From the superb range of candidates to the coaching, we believe that Apprentify has one of the best digital marketing programmes and talent providers we have ever worked with.

Ross Green

Managing Director at Embryo Digital

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