Software Development Technician Apprentice – JT715

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Paying up to £15,000


Web & Software

Job Type




Are you web wizard? Want to put your skills to the test?

Our Client are a small independent software house based in Ilford Essex which writes applications software for banks all around the world. Their applications include core banking; Internet and mobile banking; and anti-money laundering solutions. Much of their programming is done in their offices in Vietnam although they still retain a customer facing support and technical presence both in London and in Gibraltar.


They are looking for a keen programmer to join their support and development teams in at their Ilford offices. The successful candidate will work with, and be mentored by, a Senior Systems Architect who is responsible for managing the team that he/she will join.



  • To work as a programmer on new developments in accordance with detailed specifications.
  • To work as a programmer either making improvements to existing software or finding and resolving issues reported by customers.
  • To update relevant help text when functional changes have been made to programs and passing those changes onto the technical authors.
  • To act as first -line telephone support. This involves taking support calls from their customers and logging them in our JIRA database and returning the assigned reference number to the customer. The issue will then be referred to the team leader whose team are responsible for supporting that product or module.
  • Responding to (under direction) e-mails and telephone calls on support matters.


To be an Software Development Technician Apprentice you will need to be a tech enthusiast with 5 GCSEs (A* – C) including Maths and English.

This company are looking for someone with these skills and personal qualities.


  • Good analytical skills to enable problem identification and resolution
  • A confident and pleasing telephone manner
  • Good written skills to be able to be record information accurately
  • Be flexible and willing to turn their hand to any task

Personal Qualities:

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Mature, calm person
  • Experience of, and enjoy, coding (any language and environment)
  • A desire to work in an applications programming environment
  • Be a team player
  • Some experience with developing websites, knowledge of WordPress and Photoshop is beneficial but not essential


Sound like you? Then send us an application and we will let you know if you are suitable for this position, or one of the other Apprenticeships we have available.



This 16-month Apprenticeship has a salary of £12,000 /£15,000 per year. You will also receive full training and support from the Just IT Apprenticeship team to increase your skills.

Your training will include gaining internationally recognised Level 3 IT qualifications such as;

  • Software Development Technician

Tech and digital professionals in London earn an average salary of £52,500 per year, so this Apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and profitable career.


Over 90% of our Apprentices move on to permanent full time employment in the tech industry. There are also opportunities to extend your training with a higher level Apprenticeship programme. Just IT have already helped over 1000 young people kick-start their tech and digital careers with an Apprenticeship.


Apply now to Just IT and we will review your application. If you are suitable for an Apprenticeship we will be in contact to discuss this opportunity.