Software Developer Apprentice - DP World Southampton

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Job Summary

Location: Southampton SO15 1DA
Salary per week: £204.92
Working hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30 pm (37.5 hours)
Applications in by: 05/04/2019
Interview Date: 10/04/2019
Job Code: ED30452

DP World Southampton is a 24x7 business which prides itself on being the best performing container terminal in the UK. Behind that success is a dedicated team of IT Professionals ensuring that both IT Infrastructure and IT Development supports and enhances the business.

As a Software Developer apprentice, you will be creating and maintaining software and systems that assist in the running of the port. From Web based Vehicle Booking Systems, through to Gate Systems processing ~2000 trucks per day. Additionally, you will get involved with GPS equipment tracking, highly graphical tablet applications for ship loading, Crane and Straddle Carrier Driver systems, Health and Safety systems and electronic interlinks to Customs. This is an exciting and challenging role embracing modern technology.

DP World Southampton is a multi-award winning terminal. We are owned by DP World, the organisation that has over 78 marine and inland terminals in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long lasting positive impact on economies and society. We offer our customers high productivity rates, the ability to turn vessels around quickly and efficiently. DP World Southampton aims to be the leading UK container terminal for excellent customer service, offering a strategic location, reliable sea access and excellent inland distribution routes.

In the ideal location to be the first or last European port of call Southampton is only two hours steaming from the international shipping lanes of the English Channel and 100 nautical miles from mainland Europe.

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Duties will include:

  • Create & Maintain software to support the requirements of the business
  • Ensure software is performant and resilient
  • Follow company standards, policies and procedures
  • Analysis of requirements for software systems
  • Work with the team to find solutions to business requirements

Other information:

  • The company is located within Southampton Docks. There is a company provided free bus service between the business unit and Southampton Central train Station every weekday.
  • A driving license is not specifically needed for this role, but would be advantageous.
  • In year 2 you will complete a Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Skills required:

  • Good System Analysis skills
  • Ability to write good quality code
  • Knowledge of databases and how to use them programmatically
  • Knowledge of Source Control Systems
  • Knowledge of Web or UI Design
  • Knowledge of Web Services / Web APIs

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to work and communicate well within a team and with end users
  • Ability to organize and prioritise personal work load
  • A desire to keep abreast of  with view to use in business
  • Ability and desire to learn and progress

Qualifications required:

  • English GCSE C+ (4+) or equivalent
  • Maths GCSE C+ (4+) or equivalent
  • A Levels – Maths / English / Computing, or a level 3 apprenticeship


  • 25 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Staff canteen

Future Prospects:

  • Progression to Developer, Senior Developer, Lead Developer

Applications in by: 05/04/2019
Interview Date: 10/04/2019
Job Code: ED30452

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