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Software Developer Apprentice – Bristol

Cotham Technologies

Level 4 Software Developer

Title – Apprentice Software Developer

Company – Cotham Technologies

Full Address – Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

Weekly Hours Worked – Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00

Salary – £18,000 PA

Please contact or call 01133 500 333

About the company:

Cotham Technologies is a software vendor with its HQ in Bristol. Cotham Technologies is known for innovative technologies and products in the mobile application development market with its ground-breaking patent filed FloFrame platform.

Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for an Apprentice Software Developer with Cotham Technologies, an innovative software company based in the heart of Bristol.

Job Description:

Become trained and proficient in writing good software code to develop our proprietary FloPro product. The platform enables mobile apps to be developed without having to write software code by using easy to use visual design tools. We will provide the necessary hardware and software for you to be able to conduct this role. There may be an opportunity to turn the placement into a permanent role. We can offer hands on training as well as encourage candidates to use online courses to build up their knowledge and experience in addition to their formal training.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • Acquire skills in languages such as Swift and Kotlin
  • Assist in the build of Android or iOS applications
  • Work closely with customers and internal teams including engineering, product management and sales and marketing
  • Work on testing, documentation and bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Research and evaluate new technologies to maximise development efficiency


  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)

Skills Required/Desirables:

  • Have experience in different coding languages. Java/C++ etc.
  • Passionate about developing excellent products and high-quality code
  • A problem solver with ability to develop creative solutions for challenging problems
  • Versatility to work across technologies and coding frameworks
  • Self-starter, motivated and results driven UX and UI Design Experience would be a plus
  • Experience collaborating with team members and clients using agile processes

Personal qualities:

  • Conduct yourself appropriately for working in business environment with respect for your colleagues and managers.
  • Be industrious and have a good work ethic
  • Have good communications skills both written and verbally
  • Want to learn and develop yourself
  • Enthusiastic and driven with a desire to succeed and to help others to succeed.
  • Willingness to learn through independent study and listening to experienced personnel carrying out a similar role.
  • Situationally aware – notice differences and issues as they arise, resolve quickly or escalate when appropriate.

Benefits of working at Cotham Technologies:

  • Flexible working arrangements, including remote home working if desired
  • This is a unique opportunity to be part of a truly innovative and breakthrough product and join a start-up in a high growth market
  • You will gain practical experience in supporting, designing, and developing mobile apps
  • Pioneering: Be part of a movement to fundamentally change an industry, liberalising app development
  • Mentoring and on the job training from founders and experienced staff
  • Consideration for a full-time job offer if apprenticeship is successful
  • Passion and talent: Work with a nimble, passionate and dynamic team capable of lightning quick manoeuvring and execution

Future prospects:

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

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 technical training online. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team 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
  • Introduction to Software Development & C#
  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Software Development Essentials
  • Developing Software Using SQL
  • Software Languages
  • Programming Skills

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

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