Software apprenticeships

Level 4 Software Developer and Level 3 Software Development Technician

Hiring a Software Developer

Software development is required by all employers in this ever-changing technological market. Employers like you are looking to grow their own developers, and many have recognised the benefits of taking on an apprentice.

The primary role of a developer is building and testing high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. They will have the skills and knowledge to interpret design documentations and specifications in order to meet internal and external requirements.

A software technician works as part of the same team as the developer and helps to build simple web, mobile or desktop software components. These will be used by other members of the team within a larger software development project. Technicians implement code developed by other team members, to produce the required component, as well as testing that component to ensure functionality.

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Our apprenticeship programmes

Our specialist teams can help with the recruitment of a suitable apprentice and the design and delivery of their ongoing apprenticeship programme. Both levels of the programme allow your apprentice to gain valuable on-the-job experience within your development team, whilst benefiting from the latest technologies and solutions delivered by us. This is taught at our dedicated training centre in Aldgate, London, as well as through monthly coaching sessions and e-learning through our Virtual Learning Environment. If you provide 6 or more apprentices in either pathway, we will run the training on-site if this is preferable.

Level 4 Software Developer has an average duration of 20 months, whilst for Level 3 Software Development Technician it is 16 months. The differentiator between which course you choose will depend on the experience and exposure of the apprentice, with the Level 4 programme acting as a viable progression path from the Level 3 (although both remain equally useful as a standalone apprenticeship).

Employers we have delivered either apprenticeship with

  • Sainsbury’s
  • Bank of England
  • IG Group
  • Schroders

What our clients say

Apprenticeships with Google

Just IT’s dedicated coaches have proven really flexible in terms of the training our apprentices complete. Our partnership has helped set up the apprentices for success as future professionals in the industry.

Maya Tudor Global Apprenticeships Program Manager @ Google UK

I have used Just IT’s apprentices for approximately 7 years. The caliber of candidates is invariably high, and the mentors spend plenty of time with them to ensure they are on track at all times.

Greg Gawthorpe End User Support Manager @ CMC Markets

We have had two apprentices through Just IT. The service was attentive, and they supported them through their journey to completion of the qualification. We would recommend Just IT as a provider.

Karen Hedges Acorn Group
It & Networking Training

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