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Why take on a Software Developer Apprentice

The Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship has been developed to play a significant role in code development for your business. The primary role of a Software Developer is to build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers.

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 Apprentice

Investing in a Software Developer apprentice will benefit your business immediately, but more importantly, it will prepare you for the future. Apprentify sources remarkable Software Developer 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 Developer 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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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 Developer Apprentice Learner Journey

A Software Developer 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 Methodologies (part 1)
Software 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. They will learn about different methodologies with an emphasis on Agile. 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 Methodologies (part 2)
Software 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.

User Interface design
User Interface 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.

SQL / Database design
SQL / 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.

Programming Using Java (part 1)
Programming Using Java (part 1)

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.

Programming Using Java (part 2)
Programming Using Java (part 2)

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

Programming Using Java (part 3)
Programming Using Java (part 3)

This unit is the perfect follow on from the previous programming using Java modules, we explore in further detail how to compile and debug code, troubleshoot errors, logic errors and runtime errors. Apprentices will complete a number of scenario-based activities throughout this module. 

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

Sarah Comerford
Since the very first phone call, the entire team that I have dealt with have been nothing short of exceptional! They have been communicative and supportive when going through the whole process.

Sarah Comerford

Client Services Director at Purple Creative Studios

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

Kelly Gilmour Grassam
Apprentify was extremely helpful in guiding us through the process and what to expect. The experience was very smooth, and within the space of weeks we had found the perfect apprentice!

Kelly Gilmour Grassam

Director at Making you Content

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