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Jobs Birmingham UK, for Indian Graduate, With Visa Sponsorship, for Filipino Lightwave is excited to add a Software Development Apprentice to their team. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, they were the first comprehensive DIY smart home range in the UK.

You can expect to be working with a variety of coding languages, databases, user interfaces, and more! Having taken on apprentices previously, you would be joining a fun and friendly bunch of people who would support you from start to finish and beyond.

In this role, you’ll work towards your Level 4 Software Development Technician qualification, delivered by our expert training team at Baltic Apprenticeships.

Post Name Software Development Apprentice
Company Name Baltic Apprenticeships
Expected Salary GBP 20000 Per Year
Address Birmingham, England, United Kingdom B1 3AX

Responsibility

  • Work closely with the development team and other departments in the company.
  • Connect to multiple databases to store data and update where needed (SQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB).
  • Work on developing applications.
  • Use different techniques and tools to find a solution to specific issues.
  • Test new code/features and log any bugs to be fixed.
  • Use of JavaScript, HTML and CSS to give/restrict users to gain access to information and display in a user-friendly way.
Industry Private
Schedule Type Full Time
Education Required Degree in Computer Science
Remote No

Skills

  • Good understanding and practical use of coding languages.
  • An understanding of front-end technologies.
  • Knowledge of data.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Analytical mindset.
  • Grade 4/C GCSE or equivalent in English Language and Maths is essential.

Benefits of Working in a Company:-

  • £20,000 per annum.
  • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
  • Office-based role.
  • Flexible starts and finish times outside of core hours.
  • 23 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays.
  • Share option scheme.
  • Fun and friendly atmosphere.
  • Central Birmingham office.
Eligibility Criteria
 
You must have the right to work in the UK, and valid residency status to apply for this apprenticeship.
 

Your Training with Baltic Apprenticeships

 
Learn to create, test, and implement code as part of a professional software development team. With our unique apprenticeship program, you’ll build an impressive range of coding skills – and learn to thrive as a junior developer.

You’ll be based full-time with an employer and will quickly become an important part of the team. Our training is 100% online, including real-time classes with our expert trainers and self-paced courses created by industry specialists.

With a Baltic Apprenticeship, you’ll be on your way to a long-term career in the Software industry. On completion of their apprenticeship program, 95% of our learners remain in full-time employment or progress onto a higher-level apprenticeship. 

If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch! Once we receive your application, one of our team will be in touch to help you with the next stage.

Benefits of Working in UK

Pension

Pensions are a mandatory benefit in the UK and are subject to legislation. Employers must comply with legislation and auto-enroll eligible employees into an appropriate pension. Pensions auto-enrolment means employers are required to provide a minimum level of pension provision for employees.

The minimum contribution rate for workplace pension schemes is currently 8% of ‘qualifying earnings’ (as defined in the legislation). At least 3% of this must be paid by the employer. However, pensions are considered a key benefit in the UK, and many employers contribute significantly above the minimum level.

Employees are able to contribute more, but in the UK there are maximum annual allowances that must be considered.

When designing a UK pension scheme care needs to be taken in five main areas:

  1. Contributions – what level of contributions will be competitive and attract the right talent?
  2. Contribution method – the most tax-efficient method of deducting contributions is Salary Exchange (also known as Salary Sacrifice) as it gives maximum reliefs in terms of tax and national insurance, to the employee and employer.
  3. Carrier selection – selecting the best supplier based on proposition delivery, terms, employee engagement support, and financial strength.
  4. Default fund – The pension provider will offer a specific default fund for enrolment which is run under strict governance criteria. However, some employers may prefer to select an alternative default fund for enrolment, based on their own considerations and requirements relating to performance, environmental and social governance.
  5. Employee support – how is the scheme communicated and what specialist support are they provided with?

Healthcare

In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) is a government-funded healthcare system that everyone living in the UK can use without being asked to pay the full cost of the service. This includes

  • visiting a doctor for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment
  • treatment at a hospital if you are unwell or injured
  • Getting emergency help from healthcare professionals working in the ambulance services if you have serious or life-threatening injuries or health problems – this might include being transported to the hospital

The NHS is ‘publicly funded’, with most of the money collected through UK residents paying tax. In light of the current pressures on the NHS and increased waiting times, increasing numbers of employers are now considering private healthcare options to ensure that employees can get fast access to healthcare advice and treatment when they need it most.

Holiday Pay

All workers who work a 5-day week are legally entitled to receive at least 28 days’ paid annual leave a year. This is the equivalent of 5.6 weeks of holiday (known as statutory leave entitlement or annual leave). An employer can include public holidays as part of statutory annual leave.

It is common for UK employers to provide greater paid holidays than the statutory minimum. In addition, many employers will offer employees the option of increasing their holiday entitlement by ‘buying’ extra days as part of a flexible benefits arrangement.

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