Web Developer Apprentice

Description

Employer Description

The General Medical Council is a public body that maintains the official register of medical practitioners within the United Kingdom. They currently have a fantastic opening for an Apprentice Web Developer. You will be joining a team that creates new innovative applications, websites and mobile applications for the GMC which truly fulfil the needs of doctors, patients, and employers.

Job overview:

As an apprentice web developer, you will be immersed in an environment that will help you develop your career by working alongside experienced software development teams using the latest technologies and techniques whilst following best practices and learning to collaborate with all disciplines that make up a software and web delivery team.

You will become familiar with industry-standard software web development methods and learn to understand the importance of accuracy, innovation, and teamwork to create great software.  You will be involved in the full development lifecycle and will be given the opportunity to use what you have learnt to solve real business problems with software.

We are looking for an individual who works well within a team, has a natural interest in technology and is enthusiastic to learn how to build high quality software products.

Main responsibilities:

  • Produce detailed specifications and developing code according to guidelines
  • Convey technical detail to a variety of audiences
  • Review and understanding our current systems and architecture
  • Present ideas for system improvements, including cost analysis
  • Work closely as a team with developers, analysts, product owners and stakeholders
  • Test output in controlled, feasible situations
  • Maintain systems, both new and legacy
  • Any other reasonable duties as assigned from time to time

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of strongly typed languages such as C# and dynamically typed languages such as JavaScript
  • Awareness of databases, whether SQL or NoSQL
  • Awareness of front-end development and how it differs from back-end development in a web context
  • Awareness of common web development patterns such as MVC and REST
  • Confidence when communicating with a wide range of people both within and from outside the organisation will be very important
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly establish credibility are essential to enable effective interaction with internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to manage several different tasks whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to use their own initiative to prioritise their own workload to accommodate conflicting and changing priorities to achieve personal and team objectives
  • The ability to work and to adhere to quality and service standards
  • The ability to suggest improvements to both team and individual processes
  • To demonstrate a high level of initiative, information analysis and decision making to ensure appropriate decisions are made

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the ability to work within a team, supporting others as appropriate and also be able to work on their own initiative, with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders. A high level of awareness of the needs of customers and colleagues, and an ability to respond positively and creatively to those needs, whilst working to published service standards is essential
  • Display a commitment to valuing diversity in the workplace
  • Natural interest in technology and is enthusiastic to learn how to build high quality software products

Entry requirements:

You need to have 7 GCSE’s:

  • English GCSE (or equivalents) at grade D or above
  • 6x GCSE’s, including Maths, at grade A-C

You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level, or higher level than this apprenticeship.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.

Find out more here:

https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/UKQRS/Default.aspx

Future Prospects

A full-time permanent role could be available to apprentices that successfully complete their apprenticeship.

Benefits: 

  • Private medical insurance with AXA PPP
  • Health checks with BMI health services
  • Employee assistance programme with AXA ICAS
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • GMC Group Personal Pension Plan, which is operated by Aviva this is defined contribution scheme where members receive a 15% employer contribution

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.