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Software Developer Apprenticeship

Added 30th April 2021
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Company
AutoTrader
Location
Manchester
Salary
£19,000 per annum
Contract type
Contract

Job Description

Our people-centred culture combined with our tech and data expertise makes us one of the UK's leading companies and a great place to start your career as an Apprentice Software Developer. Our Software Developers help us solve some of the most complex challenges facing the digital automotive industry. With over 40 years of experience and an average of 50 million cross-platform visits every month, we know everything there is to know about the car buying process. Improving our consumers and retailers' experience remains our core focus, and we're paving the way for consumers to buy vehicles online. As an Apprentice Software Developer, you will complete a degree in BSc Digital & Technology Solutions (Level 6 Specialist Apprenticeship) with Manchester Metropolitan University. Throughout the four-year programme, you will spend around four days a week developing your skills in one of our engineering teams (squads). We work in a fast-paced, agile environment, which means collaboration is vital. Our teams (squads) focus on a different customer group, product or service, which determines the technologies used in the team. Our squads are typically made up of Technical, Product and Delivery Leads, UX Designers, UX Researchers, Test and Data Analysts and Developers (Java/JavaScript/Python). Through studying, on the job learning, coaching and mentoring, you will develop an excellent working knowledge of Java. Our software developers take an object-orientated approach to programming and use techniques such as TDD, refactoring, and debugging to deliver seamless user experiences. Our full-stack, cross-functional teams of developers, designers, product owners, and test engineers come together to enrich and extend our market-leading digital product range. Our tech community value collaboration and teamwork. Interactions such as pairing, code reviews and regular stand-ups mean that our software developers stay connected. What we're looking for - You have a minimum of 104 UCAS points. This could be gained from A-Levels or other higher education qualifications. You can calculate your UCAS points - Meet the course entry requirements: More details here - You currently hold a level 2 in English and mathematics or GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above. - You have a passion and interest in technology, coding, IT, love learning about the latest tech and want to embark on a career as a software developer. - You have good analytical skills, a logical approach and like solving problems; this might mean you like puzzles, strategy games, or just taking something apart and putting it back together again. - You enjoy working with others and are a good communicator The Degree Apprenticeship lasts four years, so it requires dedication, a love of learning and a genuine aim to succeed. Benefits and more We're offering a starting salary of £19,000 and a flexible benefits package to support your health and well-being. You'll have 28 days holiday per year, and that's in addition to bank holidays and half day closures on Christmas and New Year's Eve. Our Aviva pension scheme offers between 5% to 7% employer contributions depending on the percentage you choose to contribute, and we provide Bupa healthcare cover for all of our employees.

Additional details

Location

Manchester

Contract type

Contract

Job type

Degree Apprenticeship

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