IT Software Development Technician Apprentice

VES Andover Ltd

Apprenticeship summary:

We are looking for a Level 3 Software Development Technician to join the team here at VES Andover.

Our vision is to be the premium UK ventilation solution provider, delivering dedication to every client, trust and responsibility in all relationships and delivering innovation that matters for our company and the industry, through:

  • Delivering 'better air for the built environment'
  • Creating value and making a difference to occupants and buildings by improving air quality, building operation and the environmental impact
  • Offering unique insights into our customers' needs and their market place
  • Utilising our expertise, to deliver the fastest bespoke customer driven solutions

With its nationwide coverage, state of the art equipment and recommendations from blue chip companies and local authorities, VES are a major contender in the HVAC industry, delivering better air for the built environment.


  • Be able to demonstrate and apply simple code for discrete software components and follow the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Have an understanding and be able for development principles and be able to escalate any issues to the Software Developer and/or IT Team Leader
  • Apply industry standard approaches for configuration management and version control
  • Make simple connections between code and defined data sources
  • Be able to follow basic analysis models
  • Follow organisational and industry coding practices and be able to clearly articulate these the components, so a fix and creative solution can be found
  • Be able to operate within a change environment at all levels, across the business.  So, that internal customers feel valued and responded to
  • Be able to develop user interfaces and continuously grow your technical knowledge, so you are able to initiate and recommend solutions independently
  • Implement and test code following a logical approach
  • Follow a set of functional and non-functional requirements
  • The post holder is required to understand and demonstrate the ability to work flexibly for the benefit of the IT team and for the business and to take on new projects and initiatives that are considered to fall within the duties and responsibilities of the job role.
  • Support in the delivery of the strategy for the organisation and IT Department, ensuring all policies, procedures, safe systems of work and risk assessments are followed and understand the context within your own role/work
  • Work collaboratively with all levels of the business to support business vision and values, ensuring new designs are created effectively and consistently to the required performance
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by your IT Team Manager/IT Manager


  • Have an interest in IT
  • Be logical
  • Be able to lead by example and represent IT dept in a positive way

Personal qualities:

  • Have good judgement and be able to work on own initiative
  • Drive and passion to succeed
  • Be able to influence customers both internal and external, communicating at all levels
  • Highly organised with a strong attention to detail
  • Willingness and suitability to complete a full apprenticeship (Software Developer Technician)
  • Value Career Development and engage in continuous self-improvement

Qualifications required:

  • 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade A*-C (Grade 4 to 9) including English and Maths


  • 23 days annual leave, excluding Bank Holidays
  • Company Pension
  • A mentor to support you to develop and grow

Future Prospects:

  • For the right candidate, we encourage you to be your best and support is offered to develop your career

Training to be provided:

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend one of PETA training centres for off-the-job training. The majority of training will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

You will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Software Development Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)