NICS IT Apprentices (Level 1) 2024

Job description

Key Responsibilities – Development. Development IT Apprentices will gain fundamental programming skills and develop capability to apply these to specific languages and platforms. They will develop a knowledge and understanding of the software development life cycle and contribute to the design, development, and delivery of robust, cost effective and secure business solutions..


  • Solution Development and Implementation; Development, implementation, delivery, support and maintenance of secure IT systems and services. Assisting with contract/procurement service account management activities.
  • Systems Development; Involvement in the design, creation, and testing of new and amended programs. Assisting with the design, coding, and testing of simple programs. Supporting software implementation.
  • Information Content Authoring; Assisting with the planning, design, and creation of textual information. Helping determine the needs of users and designing documentation accordingly.
  • Database/Repository Design; Involvement in the specification and design of databases to support business needs. Assisting in database management system support activities.
  • Database Administration; Assisting in the installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring, and maintenance of databases.
  • Systems Design; Assisting in specification and design of information systems and their components to meet defined business needs. Undertaking design of simple applications using standard templates and tools.
  • Testing; Assisting in defining test requirements, creating test scripts, supporting data, interpreting, executing, and recording simple test cases in accordance with established plans.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Have applied for the 2024 joint private/public sector ICT Apprenticeship programme advertised by the Belfast Metropolitan College, in partnership with the DfE, and have successfully obtained the appropriate standard in the ICT aptitude test.
  • Possess five GCSEs, at Grade C or above, which includes English Language and Mathematics, and a pass at A or AS level in any subject area (or an equivalent qualification in any discipline).

Desirable Skills

  • Based on the Test Scores, depending on the number of applications, only those candidates who attain the highest score in the ICT aptitude test will be invited to interview.

Further Information

NICS Application form only, Vacancy closing date Friday 21st June at 12 noon.

Application Information

Visit the recruitment service website (Please quote reference number: IRC302927)

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