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Software Developer Apprentice

Employer description:

About Curious Insight:

Curious Insight is a SaaS start-up which has developed, and beta tested, a community engagement and communications platform. The platform is a content management system that helps organisations to manage all of their marketing and/or community engagement activity in one place.

The system helps customers to stimulate conversations and grow engagement within their target audience by creating content/stories once and re-distributing them across multiple channels (E­magazine/website, email, newsletters, social media [Facebook, Instagram, twitter], SMS and so on) and includes a video and image bank/library and activity planner.

The first product roll-out will be under the Edtalk brand, the digital platform to enable the schools to connect with parents and children. It’s specifically designed and developed with schools in mind, so it includes safeguarding technology to help with GDPR compliance.

Unlike other systems it’s fully integrated across web, email, social media and SMS so no matter what the audience communications preferences, it’s covered.

Built in measurement and reporting mean customers can see what’s working, giving them the evidence they need for OFSTED reporting.

The simple step-by-step administration tool means getting the most out of content; create once use many times.

Because we know there is a better way for schools to connect with parents and children.

Do more, for less, in one.

Our Values:

We believe in openness and honesty, we say when something went well, openly discuss when things don’t and work together to put it right. We are always honest with one another.

We believe in conversation, in the positive exchange of views and perspectives.

We believe in people, their inherent capacity to do good, if given the right support and positive environment.

We believe in creativity, it’s our heart and soul, our desire to solve problems in new ways.

We believe in technology, but without openness, honesty, conversation and people, technology is nothing.


We are looking for a Software Developer. Not just any Software Developer, but a team member with a genuine passion for design, coding, sharing ideas and creating positive user experiences.

You’ll need to demonstrate a knowledge of computer systems and the latest technologies and be able to clearly communicate with both colleagues and customers.

If that’s you then come and join our web developers and designers and produce high quality, responsive websites using a wide range of technologies and platforms.

What is a software developer?

As a software developer, you would be part of a small team working to support existing products as well as to adding new features. 

You would also be responsible for the testing and QA of both your own code and that of other developers, logging bugs and resolving issues. As part of the development team, you would also have a role in planning new releases and milestones and in customer support, providing help to existing users and new clients alike.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS3, JS, Sass and/or LESS and a familiarity with common frameworks such as Bootstrap, VueJS, React or Angular.
  • Exposure to Laravel or Symfony would be beneficial.
  • A thorough understanding of responsive web design with experience of Bootstrap 3 or 4.
  • Writing testable, efficient code by adhering to best-practice guidelines.
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe XD.
  • Providing feedback to ensure continuous improvement in our products, systems and processes
  • Clear and open communication with colleagues and customers
  • Provide technical support to our clients.

Desirable skills: 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good organisation skills and be willing to learn
  • High attention to detail with problem solving skills
  • Experience with Software programs

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiasm for Software
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ambition, strong work ethic and open to new ideas

Desired qualification requirements:

6 x GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A-C including Maths plus GCSE English (or equivalent) at grade D or above.

Working week:

Monday – Friday, 37.5hrs p/w.

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

QA Apprenticeships
County Durham, UK
Advanced Apprenticeship

Published on 28 Apr 2021

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