Salary: £14,000 - £20,000 per annum
Closing Date: Sunday 30 April
We are excited to launch our 2023 campaign to find two apprentices, one who will specialise in Quality Assurance (QA) and the other in Security. You will undertake the award-winning Forrit Apprenticeship Scheme (FAS). In conjunction with formal qualifications and training, the scheme will guide you through varying teams within the company. You will study towards BSc (Hons) Software Development at Edinburgh Napier University.
Nominated ‘Best Tech Place to Work’, Forrit is a digital technology company founded in 2014. The company has developed Forrit® - the next generation enterprise CMS. Built in conjunction with Microsoft, Forrit® leverages the full potential of Azure's cloud services and tools on a single platform. This simplifies and automates complex configuration processes and enables rapid and secure website creation, versioning and editing using an intuitive interface.
We launched our apprenticeship scheme in 2015, with several former apprentices now in leading roles in the company. We are extremely proud of our apprentices and the value they bring from day one. They help us benefit from the latest thinking and processes, strengthen our business and increase the support we provide to our clients. We are excited to launch our 2023 campaign to find two apprentices, one who will specialise in Quality Assurance (QA) and the other in Security. Employee wellbeing and work-life balance is important to us, and that’s why we give our apprentices one day of study leave per week, included in their weekly contracted 40 hours.
We offer an amazing workplace environment in the very centre of Edinburgh. We see our employees as our greatest asset and therefore we invest in our people and ensure that our team members are looked after both at the workplace and outside of work by providing benefits that support a healthy work-life balance.
What might a day in this role look like?
You will undertake the award-winning Forrit Apprenticeship Scheme (FAS). In conjunction with formal qualifications and training, the scheme will guide you through varying teams within the company. In the first year, you will be starting in either the QA or Security teams, building up your skills with software development and/or Security fundamentals, before specialising in a role in either web development, Security or QA. In the second year, you will move onto a new team which allows you to gain valuable experience from multiple disciplines before choosing your desired career path.
As part of the QA/Security teams, you will be:
What will I learn?
You will study on a degree programme towards a BSc (Hons) Software Development at Edinburgh Napier University. What you do in work will also count towards your degree, where you will gain vital industry experience in the following:
What qualifications/skills are required?
Forrit offers an accelerated pathway to a degree for those with IT/Computing related qualifications at SCQF Level 8. This includes either:
Applications will also be considered for those who meet the typical entry requirements of Edinburgh Napier University, which are either:
We are proud to be a Tech Talent Charter signatory and are committed to driving meaningful change in equality, diversity and inclusion in Tech. Our apprenticeship scheme is a key way of hiring diverse talent and we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.
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