IT Developer Apprentice

Do you want to be responsible for making sure our business can run smoothly? Would you like to study, learn and work towards a professional qualification? Join us on our IT Developer Apprenticeship and you can do it all!

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Be the reason our business keeps ticking 

Our business to business (B2B) IT teams are the ones that keep our systems running, day in and day out. Their overall aim is to develop, configure and maintain Virgin Media O2’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Order Fulfilment and Digital platforms. By the end of the programme, you’ll have built a variety of new skills across a number of technologies and systems to help deliver capabilities, products, services and solutions that support VMO2’s business needs and challenges. 


Build skills for the future 

Our IT Developers are responsible for providing technical advice and expertise in projects across the business. You could be owning risks and finding new solutions, managing the expectations of key partners, or working with other teams to drive their projects forward. Responsibilities you will take on include: 

  • Advocating for development, security and operations (DevSecOps) across all B2B technology platform domains 
  • Ensuring that the development of all platforms is implemented in a secure and consistent way, and all developments are compatible with existing platforms, infrastructure and goals 
  • Maintaining source code related to software development in line with standard version control and configuration management processes 


What we look for 

This is a very technical role, so you’ll need to be comfortable in this sort of environment with a technical approach, as well as comfortable taking exams, which will be regularly involved as you get certified in different aspects of IT. Our apprentices are always learning and developing, even upon completing the scheme, so willingness and motivation to develop are key. Effective communication is important as you’ll regularly collaborate with other members of the team. You must also have at least 5 GCSEs Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent to be considered for the role. Other qualities we’d like to see include: 

  • A strong interest in technology 
  • Ability to work closely with others and independently  
  • A strive to achieve and meet objectives 

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. 


What’s in it for you 

Enjoy a starting salary of £30,000 with progression points during the scheme. Upon successful completion, you will roll off into an IT Developer role with final salaries starting from £37,000. You’ll have a level 4 Software Developer qualification under your belt, with opportunities to gain further qualifications. Plus, you can enjoy our amazing benefits, including: 

  • 25 days holiday 
  • Your birthday off every year 
  • Employee discounts on mobile, broadband and TV services 

…and loads more! 


What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship? 

Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job. As a result, you’ll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us. 


Apprenticeship: Level 4 Software Developer
Duration: 20 months
Start Date: January 2023
Locations: Manchester & Reading  
Requirements: 5 GCSES Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent
Salary: Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £33,000 after 12 months. Final salaries can be from £37,000 + amazing benefits

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