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ICT Development Apprentice job in Lancaster

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Job Ref:  204545007
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Lancaster
Post Code:  LA1
Salary:  £196/week
10/10/2016 16:54
If university is not the right choice for you then check out this fantastic apprenticeship with up to two years' real world experience on the job learning. Apply now and don't delay!

You will be working for...
A local government organisation. Successful candidate will be part of the development team assisting in the day to day development of ICT services. This will include the introduction of new hardware and software systems, internal development work and working on projects affecting many business areas. The diverse nature of the work will enable the apprentice to receive experience in a large range of ICT areas within a supportive environment.

Be part of QA's 10k in tech and add yourself to the UK's tech explosion!

In this job you will be...
- Developing bespoke applications using a variety of programing languages
- Troubleshooting existing business applications
- Investigating user requirements to ensure future needs are met
- Testing and deploying cloud technologies
- Assisting with Council-wide projects to roll out new, modern systems
- Liaising with internal and external contacts to troubleshoot and improve systems
- Working towards improving the baseline security of council ICT systems using modern technologies and techniques
- The design, build and testing of network infrastructure such as virtual servers, firewalls and network switches

Responsible for the support and development of all Council computer, network, printing and telecommunication services. ICT work closely with all departments to help provide efficient cost effective services to the council through the best use of technology. ICT is led by the ICT Manager and consists of two teams, Operations and Development.

The post holder will be based in the Development team, which is responsible for the design and development of new and existing ICT including business software applications, data and communication networks and infrastructure services. The Development team also includes GIS and street naming and numbering.

Your training will...
Start with a 12-14 month IT apprenticeship, which consists of training in small groups and work based assessment, covering: Object-oriented programming (OOP), SQL data modelling, Web and systems development, Event-driven programming.

You will gain City & Guilds Level 3 qualifications in IT Systems & Principles and IT Professional Competence, as well as a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) in software development fundamentals. This fantastic opportunity can potentially lead to you earning £40k in the IT sector.

Who should apply...
The post will offer a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, reliable and focused individual, who is enthusiastic about IT. They must be keen to work well within a busy team dealing with a variety of different types of work, show a willingness to learn in order to develop their skills, and demonstrate maturity along with the ability to work alongside a wide variety of people. The successful candidate must ideally have 7 GCSE Grades (C and above) or equivalent, including Maths and English

What happens when I finish my apprenticeship...
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the post holder will be appointed to the permanent post of Development Assistant. The Development Assistant role is 37 hours a week on Grade 3 SCP 18-25. That is £17,891 - £22,434 per annum. The starting salary will be £17,891, the post holder will receive an increment on an annual basis until they reach the top of the grade.

It only takes a minute to apply for an IT apprenticeship with QA and begin your IT career with great prospects today.

QA's apprenticeship programmes are part-funded by ESF. The ESF is Europe's main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens

For more information about QA Apprenticeships, please visit our website. Note: This advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found before the advertised close date is reached
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