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The Technology team maintains a reliable and quick platform whist innovating to ensure our platform remains current. The technologies we work with are; PHP, NodeJS, Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services including Aurora, Elasticache and Lambda.

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Closing date: 03 Jan 2020

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage


Working week

Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC.

Total hours per week: 40.00

Expected duration

4 years

Possible start date

01 Aug 2020

Date posted

22 Nov 2019

Apprenticeship level

Degree Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Reference number



1 available

In this role you will learn how our platform is designed to constantly improve our customer’s experience and how it works with container-based technology. 

Duties to include:

The role will show you how to maintain and create webpages using PHP, JavaScript and other technologies as neededEnsure the site performance is consistentHow to utilise the available tools (NewRelic) to achieve thisAlong with learning agile practices to integrate with the wider team, for example, our Agile management tools include Jira

This role is located in our Sheffield City Centre office, you will join a team of two but be part of a wider talented team of 30 Developers based in London and South Africa. Our teams are split into three disciplines, Mobile, Development and Technology.

Our Mobile team look after our app on Android and iOS. DevOps team ensure our stack is secure and healthy; as well as providing a helpdesk to colleagues, quality assure through testing and hardware. Leaving our PHP Developers to build, repair and design the design and functionality of the Product.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good understanding of the basics of computing and programmingGood time managementGood communication skillsUnderstandings the basic importance of teamworkGood listening skillsCan take instructionUnderstanding of PHP languageKnowledge of JavaScript languageConcepts of Object-Oriented Programming

Personal qualities

Willingness to learn new skills and gain a practical understanding of web technologiesPunctualIs resilientIndependent learner

Desired qualifications

112 UCAS points from A-Levels or Level 3 BTEC (including IT or Computer Science) or completion of a Level 3 IT apprenticeship or equivalents.

Future prospects

The employer is ready to invest in training to develop the skills of the successful candidate. This is a long-term career opportunity.

Things to consider

We reward contribution with:

25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays per yearExtra holidays after 3 years serviceAnnual company bonus schemeAnnual double cashback£100 cashback for Employee of the Month

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Quidco is one of the UK’s leading Cashback companies, we are the Money Facts Cashback site of the year 2018. Founded in 2005, the site has grown to over 7m members working with 5,500 national retailers.  As the UK’s largest affiliate publisher £1 in every £100 (of UK’s eCommerce) now flows through Quidco. 



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES LTD


Joe Hockney 0114 2254573

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional StandardYou will attend Sheffield Hallam University for a number of one-week blocks spread over 3 years

Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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On our part, Knowledge Pool will participating in all the activities and our collaboration with SHU.

We are working with them to promote the encouragement of the BAME community and female in science and engineering career.

There will career evening in March which I ll be attending. Organizers of this event are also going to be attending our career event in March. SO, it is a partnership that will create great opportunities in many areas.

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