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      IT Software Engineer Apprentice – Bradford

      Melrose Interiors

      Level 4 Software Developer

      Melrose Interiors

      Park View Mills, Wibsey Park Ave, Wibsey, Bradford BD6 3QA         

      Monday – Friday 9-5

      £18,000-£20,000 dependant on experience

      Please contact Tom on tom.crossland@estio.co.uk or call 0113 3500 333

      About the company:

      This is a UK based manufacturing and distribution business with a global supply chain and blue-chip customers such as ASDA, Argos, Tesco, Matalan and JD Williams. IT plays a massive role in the success of the Company and growth plans dictate increased opportunities for projects and personal development. The businesses on-line profile increases year on year with more and more emphasis on IT to provide competitive edge.

      Brief Description:

      Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for an IT Software Engineer with Melrose Textile, a manufacturing and distribution company, based in Bradford.

      Job description:

      Melrose Textile are looking for someone who is willing to be part of a team, doing whatever tasks are required to deliver a top class service to their customers.

      The role might one day involve sitting at your desk answering support emails and phone calls, and the next day might be writing test scripts and testing Applications. The one thing for sure is that it will not be dull! The company believe that people skills are just as important as technical skills, so they are not looking for technical experts who want to sit in a dark room. They need people who can communicate well with their customers and who can explain technical issues in very simple terms.

      Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

      • Being first point of contact for system and applications support queries.
      • Liaising with end-users to find solutions, fix defects and test them before release.
      • Investigating the feasibility of system change requests – if required, add functionality by designing and implementing solutions (test as above).
      • Liaising with customers to write, develop, test and review code and to support existing applications.
      • SQL/HTML, Java knowledge

      Skills required:

      • Excellent communication skills (telephone and face to face) – being able to communicate in ‘plain.
      • The ability to learn quickly – we don’t expect you to be an expert now, but we want you to become one quickly!
      • A self‐starter who is comfortable working alone or within a team.
      • Prepared to be flexible and open‐minded about all aspects of the job.
      • Passion for IT and technology in general.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Desirable Requirements.
      • Previous experience dealing with customers.
      • Any SQL/HTML, Java knowledge is advantageous.
      • Any Microsoft Office will be advantageous.
      • Any programming/scripting experience will be advantageous.

      Personal qualities:

      • Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills.
      • Passionate about IT.

      Future prospects:

      The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

      Training to be provided:

      Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

      Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

      Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Software Developer, with training in how to:

      • Create logical and maintainable codes for software development.
      • Apply security best practice to the software solution throughout the software development life cycle.
      • Apply appropriate recovery techniques to ensure the software solution being developed is not lost.
      • Implement accurate and effective change control.
      • Undertake unit testing of solutions, with appropriate levels of test code coverage, to identify and resolve issues.
      • Apply suitable ‘bug fixes’ based on severity and priority.

      For a full list of programme modules visit: estio.co.uk/courses/software-developer

      To apply for this job email your details to tom.crossland@estio.co.uk