Software Development Support Technician Apprentice – Bedford

  • L3 Software Development Technician
  • Bedford


Level 3 Software Development Technician

Company: Xigen                                                 

Full Address: Stephenson Court, Priory Business Park, Fraser Rd, Bedford MK44 3WJ                                                                   

Weekly Hours Worked: 37.5

Salary: £12,500 – £13,000

Please contact Ava on or call 0203 834 2872

About the company:

Xigen is an award-winning UK eCommerce agency with two decades of experience under its belt in creating high performance websites for a diverse client base of well-known global brands, multinational blue-chips, enterprise, and SMB clients across multiple sectors.

Who we are

When it comes to us as individuals our moto, ‘normal gets you nowhere’, is particularly resonant. Our in-house, multi-functional teams are made up of creative and technical minds, people who love what they do and can apply their skill and work their craft with imagination and intuition.

Xigen people are a diverse bunch, whether it’s channelling their inner nerd, showing off a flare for design or displaying high organisational skills, all working together in the creation, development and support of high-performance eCommerce websites that enable our clients’ businesses to thrive.

Our Work

The work we do varies quite a lot in type and scope. Here are just three examples to give you an idea:

  • Delivering major projects, such as a large-scale migration project for Epson Europe, including 15,000 pages being moved to their new website.
  • Helping niche retailers grow their eCommerce, as with Jacksons Art Supplies, creating new eCommerce capability and implementing design transformation which has seen a significant up-tick in their business.
  • Optimising website performance, back and frontend, for clients such as media and entertainment motion capture specialist, Vicon, with conversion rate optimisation testing that has increased audience engagement.

Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Software Dev Support Technician Apprentice with Xigen eCommerce agency based in Bedfordshire.

Job Description:

As our Apprentice Front-End Developer you will be a part of our full-stack development team that is responsible for all aspects of new and ongoing web development from the initial specification, through to developing, testing and launching. The team works with a passion for best design and coding practices and has a real desire to develop new bold ideas.

We will support you every step of the way as you learn all of the skills necessary to become a first-class Front-end Developer, with access to numerous learning platforms and a dedicated professional development plan, as well as the experience and knowledge of our fantastic development team.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

Some of the day-to-day duties of the Apprentice Front-End Developer will include:

  • Localising web assets and content using a Amplience, Markdown, HTML and CSS.
  • Building responsive HTML emails from existing templates.
  • Setting up, testing and scheduling the send of HTML email campaigns.
  • Working through our trainee developer learning plan to build your HTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge.


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

Required Abilities, Knowledge and Attributes:

Some of the skills it is essential you’ve got are:

  • The desire to build a career in web development and the tenacity to take ownership of your own personal development
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to solve complex problems

It would also be great if you had:

  • Experience working with HTML or CSS in a personal, professional or educational capacity
  • A basic knowledge of JavaScript or PHP
  • Experience using Photoshop or Adobe XD


We are committed to creating a positive environment for all our people. You’ll be part of a fun and collaborative team and you’ll work in an environment where you are supported and developed in your journey to becoming a first-class front-end developer. Here’s a snapshot of the benefits:

  • The money – We’re offering a starting salary of £12,500 – £13,000 for the right candidate.
  • 32 days holiday (including public holidays and a Christmas shutdown) – for time to properly unwind and recharge your batteries.
  • Your birthday off – this is in addition to regular holiday time. Nobody should have to work on their birthday, right?
  • Flexible working hours – our core hours are 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm, but other than that you can work when you want. It’s your call.
  • Hybrid working options – As a trainee you will predominantly be office based but as you progress, we offer you the opportunity to choose where you work, at the studio or remotely, or any combination to suit you.

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 3 Software Development Technician, with training in how to:

  • Implement secure code in appropriate languages of different types.
  • Support the communication of software solutions and ideas to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Conduct a range of test types.
  • Build scripts in line with work instructions for deployment into the relevant environment.
  • Design simple software solutions to meet your requirements using tools and techniques.

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