Degree Apprentice Programmer
This year we are hiring another degree apprentice programmer to enrol on the MMU Digital & Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship, starting in September 2022.
We currently have 3 apprentices on this fantastic course who are valued members of our team working on real projects. We are recruiting again this year for another programmer to join the team.
What do we do? We write large database-driven applications for businesses to manage their work and workforce. These typically run in a web browser and integrate with native mobile applications.
Why do we want you? We are constantly growing and always looking to encourage new talent. Ultimately you will be the future of the team, and we look forward to seeing you succeed. Every member of the team is involved in shaping the direction the company takes.
Who do we want? We are looking for someone interested in solving problems using the code they have written. You will be a developer, but the job titles are a bit redundant in our size of organisation. Some days you will be writing code, talking to customers carrying out 1st line support, and other days you will be in production meetings pitching your solutions to the rest of the team. You need to love computers and understand how computers function - not just as an abstract concept and not just at a single level.
So why should you join Epix? We've been around for 30 years - so we are stable and reliable. We have a 'family firm' ethos (the founder's son and son-in-law work here, but don't let that put you off), so we will support you if you need flexibility from time to time. We are a small team, just 9 of us at the moment, so you really can pitch in at any level and get the experience that suits you most - there's no mould that we are trying to force you into. We have successfully grown turnover steadily over the last several years and can justify having a pool table in the office.
That's it. If it sounds interesting, please get in touch - fill in the form and send us your CV.
If you would like to learn more about what it is like to work at Epix, you can read about it in the apprentice lifestyle blog.
Job Title - Apprentice Programmer
Role - Details
Writing PHP - our main app is browser based. Currently sitting at around 500K lines of code.
Writing SQL - everything we do is data driven - so everything ultimately comes down to accessing the database.
Writing Java - our mobile app, the key feature for most of our customers, is a native Android app.
Writing Python - strictly speaking all we ever do is debug our python server that integrates between the Android app and the database because it is so reliable!
1st line support - answering the phone, diagnosing problems, talking to users.
2nd line support - even when someone else takes then original problem, you'll often be the one fixing it!
Reviewing code - we all get to check off each other's work as part of solving a problem.
Website design - our PHP pumps out html/css so you'll get to play with all the cool technologies in the browser.
Liaising with customers - with careful supervision, we'll encourage you to discuss requirements with customers, either over the phone or face-to-face.
Training - when we have an new customer going live we will take you out to site to meet the end users and help with one on one training.
Data processing and analysis - we often take large spreadsheets of data from our customers and need to understand them, and import the data.
Working in an office - the fact is we work from 08:00 until 16:30. We are a team and all need to be together to fix problems and write new bugs.
Number of vacancies - One
Experience/Skills - Geek and a Human
Closing date - Closing Date for Applications
We have no artificial closing date. Until we have filled all positions then we'll keep looking. If we find a candidate we think is a good fit then the position will be filled.
Boring Stuff - Location and Hours
79 Oxford Street
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