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Junior Software Studio Developer Apprentice

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East Midlands, Leicestershire QA

Job Reference:  MP-33220-80369
Job level:  Apprentice
Employer:  QA
Industry:  IT
Job Type:  Full Time
Salary:  £20,000 - £29,999
Salary and Benefits:  Up to 20000 UKP per year


County:  Leicestershire
City:  East Midlands
Post Code:  LE3 1UQ


Employer description:

Go Inspire is an award-winning marketing communications performance partner who works closely with an array of blue-chip clients and are involved in a variety of sectors (including telecoms, finance, and retail to name but a few).

The group comprises four businesses: Solutions, CX, Eclipse and Connect.

Our main activities include producing highly variable communications leveraging industry leading Quadient based technologies for omnichannel outputs.

Primarily we produce printed communications but are also heavily involved in producing digital communications which include e-mail, personalised microsites, and SMS messaging.


We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice.

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Software Development - Level 3 Apprenticeship.

The company culture is good, and this role is to join a close-knit team of seven other developers of mixed ability and experience (Some junior, some middleweight, some senior) in this role.

A lot of the skills learnt as part of this apprenticeship may not be directly related to some of the tasks, they will be involved in but will leave them in great stead to move into other areas within the business that leverage these skills more often, such as the transactional team (automation) or professional services team (web, SQL and complex Quadient projects). 

The role:

This role is to find someone to sit within the Digital Studio team who will be working primarily using Quadient technology to produce communication outputs.

This role is not a standard developer role and involves the use of design software and processing data using in-house tools.


  • Scripting within Quadient using a C based language

  • Quadient skills (using Inspire Designer to build communication templates)

  • Data processing

  • Document composition

  • Scripting within Quadient using a C based language

  • Using Inspire Designer to build communication templates

What we are looking for:

Desirable experience, skills & personal qualities:

  • Database knowledge (currently using dBase formats but will move to a new system in the next year or two)

  • Office Suite

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work quickly and accurately

  • Ability to work to deadlines

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with IT systems and different types of software

  • Team-work / Happy and able to work in a team

As well as:

  • We're looking for someone who wants to push technology to its limits

  • You're passionate about looking for ways to innovate and create functional solutions using software and web applications

  • A good attitude and a willingness to learn are essential

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

7 GCSE’s total:

  • English GCSE grade D or above

  • Other 6 GCSEs, including Maths, to be C or above

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject. 

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

Find out more here:

Working week:

37.5hrs per week.


£20,000 per annum.

Where will your apprenticeship take you?

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programmes offer on-going development tracks. 

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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