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Software Developer Apprentice

Employer description:

Trade Interchange, founded in 2000, is a successful and proudly Teesside-based software house. We work with and support a number of international clients, including leading brands such as Whitbread, Morrison’s, Costa, Sodexo, Dominos, TGI Friday’s and Pizza Hut amongst others, with our innovative software solutions.

Our software development team in Teesside has developed a suite of cloud-based web applications that our established clients are using very successfully across Europe, Australia, Asia, and as of recently, the USA. Trade Interchange is growing at a quick rate (we’ve doubled in size in the past few years), and we aim to continue that trend.

In order to do this, we’re expanding our development team to work alongside our implementation and customer support teams in our Teesside office.

This is a rare opportunity to combine the thrills and spills of a start-up culture with the security that comes from an established 20-year old business.

Vacancy description:

At Trade Interchange we are passionate about using digital technology to solve real world business problems. We are looking to meet candidates who share a passion for IT/digital technologies and can regularly produce high quality work.

We are looking for a candidate with strong team-focused work ethics who is looking to be part of a project, and help contribute towards the continued growth of a successful and ambitious Teesside-based business.

Main role / Responsibilities: [will include but not be limited to]:

  • Working directly alongside our Quality Assurance Engineer as part of a wider software development team
  • Automated regression and unit testing
  • Technology frameworks such as Selenium and NUnit
  • Software development languages, such as C# .NET, SQL and JavaScript.

The candidate must possess competent IT/Computing skills and have an interest in working with web development and/or programming languages. Trade Interchange will train successful candidates providing they can demonstrate they have the desire and ability to learn fast.

Skills & Experience


  • Competent IT & Computing skills
  • Interest in web/software development and/or programming languages
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing to work either individually (with support) or as part of a team


  • Any existing web/software development experience

Desired Qualifications:

3 x GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A-C in any subject, plus GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above.

Working week: Monday to Friday

Salary: £8,092 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 programmes 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.

Software Developer Apprentice

Full Time

Published on 25 Aug 2020