Software development technician

Software development technician

“A software development technician builds simple applications for use in larger software developments”

As a software development technician, you’ll work as part of a software development team, to build simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects. You’ll interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of the project under supervision. The approach will typically include implementing code, which other team members have developed, to produce the required component. You’ll also be engaged in testing that the specific component meets its intended functionality.  To succeed in this apprenticeship, you’ll need to be a logical and creative thinker, as well as analytical and a good problem-solver. This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT technicians.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: ICT and maths

Entry requirements: Five GCSEs, including English, maths and a science or technology subject

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £23,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/software-development-technician

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies