Software Development Apprentice


Do you want to kickstart your career whilst making a difference in the community? Earn while you learn and make your degree work for you! We have 2 Apprentice Developer positions available within our Digital team. The Digital team develop and maintain all things digital within the council and interact with enterprise platforms, legacy and external systems.


The London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of 32 London Boroughs and is home to around 280,000 residents spread across a 15 mile 2 area in East London. We are fiercely ambitious and 2019 sees the Council named the first London Borough of Culture with a vast array of planned events for the coming year. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London.

To realise our ambitions, we are underpinning our strategies, action plans and projects with innovative and sensible technology architectures and frameworks. Our data assets will become the foundation to customer centric, targeted delivery and in conjunction with automation will improve service whilst reducing cost. In the Digital team, we leverage these to support the delivery of intelligent, simple and consistent interactions for our workforce and residents. We have 2 Apprentice Developer positions available within our Digital team. The Digital team develop and maintain all things digital within the council and interact with enterprise platforms, legacy and external systems. You will work within our Digital team personally mentored and managed by our Senior Developers. You’ll split your time between work and your degree. At work, your primary objective is to build digital services that combine industry leading user experience with data intelligence and ingenuity, providing a streamlined interaction. Here, you’ll be exposed to an ever evolving eco-system of technology where you’ll hone your newly attained skills in an enterprise environment.


Desired Skills:

  • A passion for technology
  • A keenness to forge a career in technology - especially for its application to improve public services
  • A basic understanding of the types of work undertaken within a technology or digital division
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Logical mindset and critical thinking
  • High level of flexibility, a positive attitude and ability to adapt to changes.
  • Good knowledge and application of IT systems and software packages.
  • Excellent levels of literacy and numeracy.


Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work flexibly, balancing competing priorities and meeting deadlines whilst understanding the needs, timescales and deadlines of others.
  • Ability to identify improvements to processes and systems (at a level appropriate to the role) and to share the recommendations with the wider team
  • High level of professionalism, care and integrity, ensuring a positive image of the organisation is promoted at all times.
  • Willingness to learn new skills, processes and systems as appropriate to the role.


Qualifications required:

  • A minimum of a C grade in GCSE Maths and English.
  • A minimum of two B grade and one C grade A levels, or equivalent (112 UCAS points)


Office hours:

Monday to Friday 9am -5.15pm with flexibility for Business needs

Total hours per week:

36

Annual wage:

£24,458

Expected apprenticeship duration:

3 years


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About the employer

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of 32 London Boroughs and is home to around 280,000 residents spread across a 15 mile 2 area in East London. We are fiercely ambitious and 2019 sees the Council named the first London Borough of Culture with a vast array of planned events for the coming year. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London.

Address: Town Hall Forest Road Walthamstow London E17 4JF


About the training provider

Ada, National College for Digital Skills are the training provider for this apprenticeship. Our campus is based in Whitechapel. Ada is England’s first new Further Education College since 1993. Our mission is to work in collaboration with the industry to design and deliver a curriculum that empowers students to progress into highly skilled digital roles. Our apprenticeship goes beyond the Level 4 standard leads to a Foundation Degree in Digital Innovation which is validated by the Open University. Each cohort spends their first 6 weeks at college taking part in our Launchpad training. This training not only covers modules for the degree programme but also ensures to prepare you for the workplace. Following the Launchpad training you will return to your employer for 7-8 weeks returning to Ada for one week blocks on a rotation basis.

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