Apprenticeship vacancy

Title: Apprentice Software Developer
Company: Cognitive Business
Full Address: Cognitive.business Ltd, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, UK (Company is fully remote working)
Weekly Hours Worked: 37
Salary: £5.50
Flexitime (with core hours)

Please contact Tom Lindley on Tom.Lindley@estio.co.uk or call 01133 500 333

About the company:
Cognitive Business specialises in solving industrial problems using a combination of engineering-science, Machine Learning (A.I.) and software development. Cognitive is a UK leader in innovation in A.I. for offshore wind operations and maintenance.

Role Summary:
Estio Training has an exciting new opportunity for a Software Developer Apprentice with Cognitive Business, an artificial intelligence company which operates remotely.

Cognitive Business has a new opportunity for a motivated apprentice who will be joining the team at a very exciting time of growth and transition. Alongside gaining the skills you need for your new job role, you’ll be studying towards gaining a Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship qualification. You’ll be supported by your line manager and the wider team at Cognitive Business to help support applications and data within the business.

Cognitive is a start-up/scale-up, offering the chance to grow and develop your skills working on real-world problems to develop solutions which will enhance the business and its products.

Job Description:
As an Apprentice Software Developer, you will be integral to commercial and internal product development. Depending on skills and passion you will have several paths to progress as a software developer, general skills you will develop:
● Developing software solutions which integrate with components from other developers
● Writing and maintaining technical and user documentation
● Delivering well written, clean and testable code
● Taking part in team meetings and discussions to design technical solutions
● Shaping the direction of tech decisions within the team
● Ongoing communication/coordination with the client
● Enthusiasm for problem solving, learning and sharing knowledge
● Coding using a range of technologies (both front end and back end)
● Building standard databases using SQL.
● Interfacing with complex cloud based data systems.

Desirable Skills:
● Proficiencies in any of the following: SQL, Python, C#, Node.js, HTML, CSS Javascript, Angular/React, Bootstrap, Material.
● Understanding of responsive web design
● Passionate about building great products and user experience
● Understanding of UX and front-end development
● Array of previous projects and portfolio
● Knowledge of security and encryption best practices as well as safe and GDPR compliant data storage
● Understanding and able to confidently use Source Control (GIT based)

Qualifications:
• 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)
• At least one A-level in a relevant STEM subject (A*-C) or equivalent.

Personal qualities:
• Must have passion
• Must strive to be exceptional
• Must demonstrate this through existing portfolio of relevant extracurricular activities

Future prospects:
The role offers the opportunity to progress into a permanent position, and could provide a platform to obtain degree level education, whilst working.

Training to be provided:
The Estio Training programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt. Learners will receive five weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated Skills Development Coach who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 4 Software Developer Standard with training in areas such as:
● Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2
● Software Development Methodologies
● Software Language
● Developing Software using SQL

Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate.