Software Development Apprentice

Hemel Hempstead

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About Temenos: 

Temenos powers a world of banking that creates opportunities for billions of people and businesses everywhere. We do this through the pioneering spirit of 7500+ Temenosians who are passionate about making banking better, together. 

We serve over 3000 banks from the largest to challengers and community banks in 150+ countries. We collaborate with clients to build new banking services and state-of-the-art customer experiences on our open banking platform, helping them operate more sustainably. 

At Temenos, we have an open-minded and inclusive culture, where everyone has the power to create their own destiny and make a positive contribution to the world of banking and society.  


We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. 

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Level 3 Software Development Technician Apprenticeship. 

The Role:

The successful candidate will join the Technology department and gain exposure to various aspects of the software delivery lifecycle.

This may include, but not be limited to: 

  • Development of new features for Temenos products 
  • Testing of new features in Temenos products 
  • Rollout of new features in Temenos products (to internal and external users) 
  • Maintenance (bug-fixing) of Temenos products 

The Technology development teams use continuous delivery practices to develop across the Temenos Technology stacks (involving third party products such as IBM DB2, Oracle Database, Microsoft Azure, Red Hat Linux and many more) and the expectation is that the individual will become fully productive within 6-12 months, utilizing existing programming skills and product knowledge gained through training (both classroom-based and on-the-job). 

Opportunities: [You will:]

  • Contribute to the investigation and design of appropriate software solutions
  • Follow test driven development to enable continuous improvement
  • Undertake software development tasks
  • Evaluate and demonstrate new technologies as required
  • Devise test plans for the testing of new features
  • Perform manual testing where appropriate
  • Clearly and accurately record and report testing results
  • Assist in the production and maintenance of functional and technical documentation
  • Communicate well with technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Build demo environments to be used for internal/client/conference presentations
  • Assist in diagnosing the root cause of software defects
  • Provide fixes for software defects
  • Commit to development of new features for Temenos products, testing of new features in Temenos products, rollout of new features in Temenos products (to internal and external users) and maintenance (bug-fixing) of Temenos products 

What we are looking for:


The ideal candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Proactive and ambitious
  • Care about learning new technologies and skills
  • Keen to work with the latest technologies whilst engaging in knowledge exchanges with colleagues in Europe and India

Skills and experience:

  • You should be technical savvy and have a desire to learn new technologies
  • Adaptable and keen to learn new skills
  • You should be able and willing to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of programming in at least 1 language
  • Experience with Unix environment including navigation and environment variables
  • You should have experience of Windows environment including navigation and environment variables
  • You should have knowledge of Unix shell scripting as a plus
  • You should have knowledge of databases and data modelling principles - would be a plus
  • You should have experience in development in an Eclipse environment - would be a plus
  • You should know Java application servers (JBoss, WebSphere, WebLogic) - would be a plus
  • You should have a software development or testing qualification - would be a plus

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSE’s [especially English, Mathematics and a science or technology subject]
  • Other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills 

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject. 

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme. 

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:


£16,000 - £18,000 per annum. 

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

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.