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Maple Syrup Media Ltd Software Developer Apprentice REF: LS544 - Sheffield (S1 2JA)



Apprenticeship Funding - For eligibility please speak to us directly 

The Role:

An exciting opportunity located in the Sheffield City Centre office where you will work within the Technology team, but will be part of a wider talented team of 30 Developers split into 3 disciplines: Mobile, Development and Technology. The Technology team maintains a reliable and quick platform whilst innovating to ensure our platform remains current. The technologies we work with are: PHP, NodeJS, Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services including Aurora, Elasticache and Lambda.


Duties Will Include:

  • Learning, understanding and analysing how our platform is designed to constantly improve our customer's experience and how it works with container based technology.
  • Maintain and create web-pages using PHP, Javascript and other technologies as needed.
  • Learn how to ensure the site performance is consistent and how to utilise the available tools (NewRelic) to achieve this.
  • Learning agile practices to integrate with the wider team, for example our Agile management tools include Jira.


The Person:

  • A good understanding of the basics of computing and programming
  • A willingness to learn new skills and gain a practical understanding of web technologies
  • Good time management and communication skills
  • Able to use own initiative and work independently
  • Be able to understand the basic importance of teamwork
  • Resilient
  • Able to take instruction
  • Punctual


Skills Required:

  • 5 GCSE's (Level 4 and above to include English and Mathematics) or equivalent qualifications
  • An awareness of PHP language
  • Awareness of Javascript language
  • Awareness of Object Oriented Programming


The successful candidate will study a Level 3 Software Development Technician qualification. This will be aided by an Assessor who will carry out all assessments as work based learning, within the workplace.


Hours and Wage:

£156.00 - £313.20

40 Hours Per Week. Mon-Fri. Flexible between 8 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday (most people work 9 am to 5.30 pm)


Progression Opportunities:

Progression to a permanent role


The Business:

Maple Syrup Media Limited t/a Quidco is one of the UK's leading Cashback companies. We are the Money facts Cashback Site of the year 2018. Founded in 2005, the site has grown to over 7 million members working with 5,500 national retailers. As the UK's largest affiliate publisher £1 in every £100 (of UK's eCommerce) now flows through Quidco.


The Source is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.



Vacancy Type: Other
Job Level: Apprentice/Trainee
Town/City: Sheffield
Region: Sheffield
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £156.00 Weekly
Application deadline: 18 June 2019
Start date: 24 June 2019

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