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Apprentice Software Developer

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Ipswich East Fire Station, Ipswich
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
10 April 2020 11:30 PM
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Are you passionate about ICT and software? Do you enjoy using code, building apps or websites? This could be your opportunity to develop those skills in an exciting environment and obtain valuable qualifications alongside your apprenticeship.

We are growing our team and are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us in an apprentice role. You will work alongside our Infrastructure and Development manager on software that’s critical to supporting our 999 infrastructure.

You will help design, develop, improve and integrate solutions used to support our emergency response and collect, quality assure and present data using both desktop and mobile technologies. Applications you help develop will be used by operational crews and fire personnel, members of the public and other internal and external organisations. You will be assisting with projects and gaining on the job knowledge whilst gaining industry-recognised qualifications.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working person with a real desire to learn and build a career with us.

You will have:

  • some knowledge of object orientated programming, ideally using C# and .NET but not essential if you have a strong desire and willingness to learn
  • good knowledge and understanding of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • an understanding of different types of software project such as Web, Mobile and API’s
  • any previous experience working with software to develop/build, debug or test even if as a hobby or personal project would be advantageous
  • evidence of some self-taught knowledge.

You will be:

  • self-motivated with a passion to learn and develop your skills
  • honest, reliable and punctual
  • hardworking with a willingness to go the extra mile to achieve your ambitions
  • able to work well as part of a team.

Desired qualifications:

Ideally you will have a related qualification or apprenticeship at Level 3 and 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English language and maths. It is a requirement of the apprenticeship that you pass a Level 2 Functional Skills assessment in both English and Maths during your apprenticeship.

This programme should take up to two years to complete. A permanent position is likely to be available at the end of the apprenticeship for the right candidate.

The JPP attached is for our permanent Software Developer role to give you an idea of the job that you'll be working towards, we don't expect you to be able to deliver all that right now. We'd like you to write in your application about how you meet the criteria in this advert, giving us examples of work, school or other experiences you've had that demonstrate that you've got what we're looking for! 

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you and agreed by the authority.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Mike Button on (01473) 322636 during office hours.

Apprenticeships have changed, there is now no upper age limit on being an apprentice and we welcome applications from anyone who is interested in starting or further developing their career in this area.   For more information on who is eligible to apply for an apprenticeship please click here.

The Job and Person Profile and Apprenticeship Recruitment Brochure contain a range of information that you will find useful in applying for this job so please ensure you read them. The position described is what you would be working towards while you complete your apprenticeship.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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