Apprentice Software Developer (Digital & Technology Solutions Degree)

Chelmsford, Essex
First year - Grade 2 (£17,367 per annum), Second year onwards - Grade 3 (£17,931 per annum rising to
14 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type

Would you like to undertake a Digital and Technology Solutions degree without getting into debt?  Are you creative and have a keen interest in coding? Are you highly motivated to succeed and consider yourself to be problem solver?  If so then read on!

We are on an exciting journey of digital transformation and through the implementation of new technologies and application development, we are completely reinventing the way our business teams work and the way the we deliver services to all our customers.  This is where you could fit in...

We are looking for two highly motivated individuals to undertake an apprenticeship with us which will include studying for a BSc Degree with the University of Essex.  You will learn to:

* Develop and test of software systems.

* Facilitate root cause analysis of system issues and carry out code refactoring and optimisation.

* Use source control management systems and continuous Integration/deployment environments 

* To write detailed technical design documentation, specifications and plans.

We are an Investors in People award winning organisation that offers flexible working arrangements and an excellent pension in additional to other benefits

We will accept applications from candidates who have a Level 3 qualification in computer/science related subject such as 3 A Levels (BBB) or BTEC National Diploma (DDM) or IB: 30 points including Standard Mathematics grade 4.  You will also need GCSC Grade C in English Literature and Maths

For information on the degree please see the below link:

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.