Job details

IT Development Apprentice, Summer 2018 start

Job reference: NRD-MAN-ITX-01768

Closing date: 07/05/2018

Salary: Up to £18k + Excellent Benefits

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17 hrs per week, M - F

Our IT department is undergoing a significant transformation programme to enable the business to deliver our digital goals. We have an exciting opportunity for two IT Development Apprentices to join our technology team. Based at our head office, in the heart of the vibrant Northern Quarter in Manchester, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your knowledge and begin your career in a fast paced online retailer.

You will contribute to the digital transformation of our business by improving our new digital capabilities for our business and customers

Working within a fast paced digital centre of excellence, in a small agile team using cloud based technologies, you will initially be responsible for the improving our automated test coverage. When you have demonstrated a good comprehensive technical understanding of the various technologies, you will progress to delivery of new functionality ahead of our competitors across a wide range of platforms

Within your role you will also complete the Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship programme. Our apprenticeships combine online learning, classroom training and on-the-job experience to develop your IT knowledge and technical skills.


Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

Initially working on improving our unit test coverage, you will amend/write unit tests using java related technologies under the guidance of a technical lead and you will also use create/amend test data within AWS for our automated test packs.

When you have demonstrated your excellent development capability in java related technologies, you will join an agile delivery team, where you will contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle and start to design and develop small changes under the guidance of a technical lead.

As part of the programme you will learn to write well designed, testable, efficient code, ensuring designs are in compliance with specifications, security and architectural guidance.

You will also learn how to produce releases of software components.


What you will need to succeed:

As a minimum we ask that you have personal or educational project experience of web development using Java, Javascript, PHP, C, C# or .Net

You’ll need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) of grades A*-C (or new grading of 4-9) including Maths, English and IT. You will also need to possess a minimum of three A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above that include a minimum of one IT related subject, preferably Computer Science.

The apprenticeship starts in September 2018 so you’ll need to have finished full time education by this date.

A career at N Brown means you’ll receive great training, the very best of IT career development and opportunities within N Brown whilst also receiving a competitive salary and benefits package.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown 


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