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QA Apprenticeships are working with Ian Williams to recruit an Apprentice Software Developer. Apprenticeships are a fantastic career move as they give you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn, and complete a recognised qualification with the possibility of employment upon completion.

Ian Williams were awarded the Investors in People Silver Standard for the way in which they have transformed business performance through the support and motivation of their team. The award recognises excellence in areas including people management, leadership and performance evaluation.

Awarding the Silver Standard, the Investors In People praised Ian Williams for its loyal workforce who regard it as “a great place to work”, and highlighted the proportion of people who had built successful careers with them.

Job Details:

Responsibilities of the Software Developer Apprentice:

  • To provide IT support to the business through its IT department
  • To support the Software Developer
  • To liaise with and maintain good relationships with clients and suppliers
  • To carry out a range of routine and non-routine administrative tasks efficiently and effectively to support the IT Development and Support teams
  • Participate in programming software developments for the web based client hub and Intranet products using Java and other programming languages and systems
  • Participate in maintaining the web based client hub and Intranet products using Java and other programming languages and systems
  • Liaise with suppliers to log and manage day to day issues to resolution
  • Provide a first point of contact for new users and assist in deploying devices to them
  • Work with the IT team to review user/business system requirements and assist in providing cost effective solutions

Requirements of the Software Developer Apprentice:

  • Consistently delivers accurate work in a timely manner
  • Has an eye for details
  • A team player who is self-motivated and demonstrates a “can do” attitude
  • Puts self in customers’ shoes and responds to their needs
  • Intellectual Ability: A levels (preferably in ICT), 4 GCSEs, grade C or above including English and Maths or equivalent
  • Technical Skills: Able to use MS Office applications and IW operational software; configure, deploy and integrate PCs and laptop devices into the business environment
  • Management Skills: Planning and organising, providing a service and information, supplier relationships
  • Prior Experience: An interest in programming and programming as a hobby
  • Personal Skills: Numerate and literate. Good interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and on telephone)

Programme duration:

13-15 months. Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.


Successful applicants will be able to work independently as well as part of a team and demonstrate good practical and communication skills.

This is a great opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop your career. On successful completion of the apprenticeship you may be offered a permanent contract as a Software Developer with Ian Williams.

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