Software Engineering Apprentice

  • Bullbrook, Bracknell (RG12), RG12 2UP
  • £18,000 per annum
  • Advanced apprenticeships
  • Recently

- Located near Bracknell Train Station

About Redwood Technologies:
The Redwood Technologies Group develops world-leading communications technology to enable organizations to engage with their customers at any time, from any place, and on any channel or device.

The role:
1. Development
• Write code in appropriate languages, principally PHP or Javascript.
• Design the architecture of new application components and achieve internal sign off for development specifications where required.
• Develop browser-based applications and features to meet customer/project requirements.
• Use the company’s chosen methodology/process eg Agile. 
• Thoroughly test new features or developments to make sure they perform the desired task correctly in all cases. Test sites / applications in different browsers (versions), as necessary.
• Work with Quality Assurance teams/processes to validate builds ready for launch.
• Launch development projects, staying available to ensure success. Ensure all change processes are followed.
• Ensure appropriate documentation/updates are provided to relevant colleagues/customers.

2. Maintenance & improvement
• Problem-solving and fix bugs as discovered/reported.
• Perform ongoing maintenance or upgrade of the platform as required, following internal change procedures at all times.
• Review colleagues’ code and work as required prior to changes.
• Build and maintain databases when relevant.
• Share ideas and work on projects for improving applications, process or the wider platform.
• Review projects/deployments and learn lessons to improve future performance.
• Design and pilot prototype applications where required.
• Stay up to date with trends and technological advancements in web development. Learn and test new technologies, frameworks and languages as relevant.

Skills required:
• Good attention to detail
• A logical approach to problem-solving
• Ability to manage complex tasks and meet deadlines

Personal qualities:
• Good communication and interpersonal skills, able to work in a team.
• Able to understand the impact of functionality on customers/appreciate customer needs

Entry requirements:
• Five GCSE grades C – A* (or 4-9), including Maths and English
• Level 3 qualification (BTEC, NVQ or equivalent)

Included in qualification:
  1. Training on the 18+ month Standard Level 4 Software Developer (SWE4) apprenticeship.
  2. Being a WhiteHat apprentice means access to awesome social events, sports teams, insight/career days with other apprentices to grow your network, as well as your own personal Coach who will guide you through the qualification to help you achieve your full potential.
  3. As part of your WhiteHat Apprenticeship, you will have access to our Future Leaders Foundation modules to develop 6 key competencies, underpinned by well-being, self-awareness, motivation, conscientiousness, effectiveness and grit.
What's next:

After your Software Engineering apprenticeship, you can progress into a junior developer role (this includes web and app development). You'll have the skills to continue growing within a tech team, and have enough knowledge/experience to pick up new languages with ease. Software Engineering Level 4 will also provide a good foundation for transitioning into data science.

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