Software Development Consultant Apprentice

PA Consulting

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Company Description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Flexible working - We are guided by our client work and needs; however, you have autonomy to manage your time and diary to suit your work/life balance.

PA are delighted to announce recruitment of our second cohort of Digital Apprentices. We can offer you unique opportunities to develop your skills and gain hands on software development experience on some of the most the complex digital initiatives, where you’ll be using contemporary coding platforms and modern tooling – working alongside our top digital talent. First, a little bit about us and what we believe in.

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. 

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. 

Digital has changed businesses forever. Organisations that have embraced digital are leading their industry and influencing others – and those that haven’t are falling behind. Joining us as an Apprentice, you will work on an assortment of real-life client projects delivering innovative software solutions to our clients' most critical business needs. 

During your time on the Apprenticeship at PA, you’ll learn some of what it takes to be a top-notch software developer and consultant. You’ll be coached and guided by experts and have countless opportunities to broaden your experience on challenging projects and programmes. Whatever you work on, you’ll be part of the team and free to grow your networks, both here at PA and far beyond.

You will be enrolled on the L6 Digital Technology Solutions apprenticeship delivered by QA training. On successful completion of the 3-year apprenticeship you will gain a L6 Bachelors Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions Professional.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with a team of experienced software developers and consultants to understand client requirements and develop custom software solutions
  • Learning and implementing new technologies and software development best practices
  • Participating in code reviews and ensure the quality of the code
  • Participating in meetings with clients to understand their requirements and provide solutions
  • Writing documentation and conduct training sessions to clients
  • Continuously improving your skills and knowledge in software development

Qualifications

We’d like you to bring

  • 2 A levels or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Some programming skills or knowledge– preferred languages are Java, C#, JavaScript
  • An understanding of relational and/or non-relational databases
  • The ability to be adaptable, able to flex your style and thinking to the situation
  • A collaborative working style, working at your best in dynamic teams
  • Curiosity and a desire to broaden your understanding of the world
  • A comfortable and credible working style, helping you to work with clients in high performance environments
  • The drive to succeed — and to help others achieve the same
  • The ability to work with others, and build relationships with your peers and clients
  • A hunger for new challenges
  • An enquiring mind, with the capability for innovative and analytical thinking
  • Some programming skills or knowledge– preferred languages are Java, C#, JavaScript
  • An understanding of relational and/or non-relational databases
  • The ability to be adaptable, able to flex your style and thinking to the situation
  • A collaborative working style, working at your best in dynamic teams
  • Curiosity and a desire to broaden your understanding of the world
  • A comfortable and credible working style, helping you to work with clients in high performance environments
  • The drive to succeed — and to help others achieve the same
  • The ability to work with others, and build relationships with your peers and clients
  • A hunger for new challenges
  • An enquiring mind, with the capability for innovative and analytical thinking

Our Offer: 

  • The opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues on real client challenges from the start
  • The support and coaching to grow your software development skills and experience on real client work, tackling real world technical and business challenges
  • The opportunity to work across all areas of the development lifecycle, from strategy to implementation, and to take on assignments in different sectors
  • To work closely with test and DevOps specialists as well as service managers on automated software releases from development to production
  • The opportunity to develop software and provide high-level technical designs in collaboration with business analysts, software architects, user researcher and experience designers
  • A broad rich base of experience from which to build an outstanding digital career
  • Role starting in September 2024
  • Based in our Farringdon, London Office

Additional Information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us at earlycareers@paconsulting.com.

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