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LGIM Software Engineering L6 Apprenticeship Programme 2024 - Cardiff

Legal & General
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to earn while you learn?

The L&G Apprentice programme has been designed to help you reach your potential. You will develop your skill set, gain valuable work experience and complete a fully funded professional qualification, all whilst earning a competitive salary with access to outstanding employee benefits.

With support every step of the way and access to core skills training, you will contribute to the success of a team and be supported by your line manager. As part of a cohort of apprentices, you will also have the opportunity to connect with your peers and colleagues though networking opportunities and social events.

Joining L&G is the beginning to a future that will be anything but familiar. So take a closer look, get involved, be curious and find out how we will enable you to be at your best no matter who you are.

This role is due to start September 2024.

We recruit on a rolling basis and expect this vacancy to close before the deadline. To be in with the best chance of securing a role, please submit your application ASAP.

What does the team do?

The software development teams at LGIM work on projects for different business areas; from portfolio management tools for our traders to backend integration with external vendors and web portals to service our clients. We use a number of different technologies as well to solve a wide range of problems. Our projects can range from a small change to an existing system that will make one business team's work easier to really big new systems that can impact every area of the business.

Job Description

What you'll be doing

Join us on a 36 month skills development programme which includes support to study for an industry recognised Level 6 Software Development apprenticeship qualification. Further details on this qualification will follow in due course.

You'll receive on-the-job training and coaching from our team of experienced technical specialists. Alongside this you'll complete Level 6 Software Development apprenticeship qualification. Combined, these will fully equip you to be successful in your role, with the knowledge and skills required to apply to real world business challenges.

During your apprenticeship you will:
  • Spend 20% of your time in formal training with our apprenticeship training provider.
  • Use a number of tools and other programming languages where necessary
  • Follow application & component level design, working to standards and patterns
  • Propose solutions and agree those with a Senior/Lead Developer
  • Follow coding standards and ensure compliance with quality measures
  • Provide 3rd line support where required
  • Contribute to the team ownership view of the platforms/systems you work on (everyone owns the code)
  • Ensure code is tested in accordance with the guidelines
  • Cope with context switching and work to deadlines
  • Be active in team meetings to keep colleagues informed and to create a forum for knowledge sharing.
  • Provide effective updates and continuously collaborate with other team members to support smooth delivery of development activities to support fast and early feedback.
  • Help your team to ensure that all customers and stakeholders are treated fairly in line with Legal & General's principles on the Customer Experience and Treating Customers Fairly policy.

What we're looking for

The person who would most benefit and enjoy this programme is excited to learn and eager to get started in the world of work, or maybe keen to try a different career pathway. We expect our applicants to have a genuine interest in software development but we're not expecting prior industry experience, we're here to help you learn everything you need.

To qualify for the programme, you will need:
  • GCSE's at grade 4-9 (A-C) or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • Minimum 96 UCAS points or equivalent level 3 qualification e.g. A-Levels
  • To not currently be on a government funded training course, e.g. on apprenticeship
  • The right to work in the UK and have lived in the UK or EEA for the past 3 consecutive
  • To have not previously studied Software Development at level 4 or above
Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we've grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We're all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you'll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we're supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there's over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don't have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don't just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it's important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we're always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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