Computing Apprentice

QA

Apply From: 4th of March 2020
Application Deadline: 6th of April 2020
Salary: £15769.00 per year
Start Date: 4th of March 2020

How to apply: 

Please be advised that the employer is carrying out the selection process for this vacancy. Therefore, please ensure that you apply via the employer's page as follows: https://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc252734_10429.aspx

Any applications made directly to QA will not be considered for the role.

 

Employer description:

STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. We have large-scale scientific facilities in the UK and Europe used by thousands of scientists performing thousands of experiments every year. The facilities provide a range of research techniques to help scientists better understand our world and the universe.

Overview:

Computing is essential to the science that STFC supports.

We need keen individuals to support us in the development of new software and systems. We are recruiting Computing apprentices to work at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford.

You will be based in a group with computing professionals in one of STFC departments.

During the apprenticeship scheme, you will rotate between several departments gaining a range of experience. These placements will complement formal training and are developed to support you as you work towards a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree.

We are looking for apprentices interested in software development and/or computer systems administration

If you are placed in a systems administration role, you will undertake activities on rotations that will develop your expertise in Linux servers, storage & virtualisation, containerisation, cloud computing, data management, network design, cyber security, DevOps, software-defined networking, and the internet of things (IoT)

If you are placed in a software development role, you will undertake activities on rotations that will develop your expertise in object oriented programming, data modelling, SQL, systems development, agile, systems analysis and design, web and mobile application development, big data and analytics, user experience design, cyber security, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and the internet of things (IoT)

In both roles, you will work closely with scientists and engineers so you should have good interpersonal skills and be committed to delivering an excellent customer service.

Main role and responsibilities:

  • Communicate and work with fellow team members on a daily basis
  • Communicate with users, scientists, engineers and management to understand their requirements and translate these into a specification
  • Take an active role in both technical and non-technical meetings
  • Show initiative especially regarding learning new things
  • Work independently at times and ask questions if unsure
  • Take responsibility for ensuring your work does what is needed and meets the quality criteria specified
  • Write documentation for technical and non-technical users
  • Analyse evidence and data in order to solve problems
  • Help deploy solutions to production and help provide support after release
  • Use a variety of tools and technologies used by the teams to develop and manage software and computer systems
  • Present a topic to a small group of people and answer questions
  • Participate in the wider department and STFC apprentice training programme.

Desirable skills & experiences:

  • Enjoy making things, want to help people solve problems, and an enthusiasm for a career in IT
  • Have good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Have strong organisational skills
  • Have some knowledge of computers and programming.

Desired qualifications:

  • Have gained or be on track to gain at least a minimum of two A levels at grade A or above
  • OR three A-levels at grade C or above
  • OR a BTEC Level 3 in Computing (or similar subject) or equivalent

Salary:

£15,769 per annum.

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. 

 

How to apply: 

Please be advised that the employer is carrying out the selection process for this vacancy. Therefore, please ensure that you apply via the employer's page as follows: https://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc252734_10429.aspx

 

Any applications made directly to QA will not be considered for the role.

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