IT Programming Apprentice - 64 Studio

Salary: To be determined
Contract Term: Apprenticeships
Contract Type: Full time
Location: Freshwater
Posted on 13 June 2018
Closing Date: 25/06/2018

Apprenticeships / IT

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work for 64 Studio as a programming apprentice.

Based in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight, 64 Studio Ltd. produces, integrates and documents free and open source hardware and software for media. They develop bespoke GNU/Linux distributions for partners, package their applications for automated installation, and design embedded system hardware.

Founded in 2005 on the Island, 64 Studio is an internationally recognised small business which has made notable technical achievements in real-time audio processing. Its customers are mostly in Europe and the USA.

They are now looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual to join their friendly team as a programming apprentice.

The successful candidate will be working towards an IT Apprenticeship.

Essential attributes

  • You should be willing to learn large programs in-depth
  • You should relish the challenge of solving complex problems
  • You should be self-motivated and ready to use your initiative

 Desirable skills

  • Experience of programming in Python and JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of the GNU/Linux shell and git
  • Familiarity with web service deployment

Qualifications Required

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English & Maths (or equivalent qualification and/or ability to work towards these Functional Skills)

Apprenticeship Framework

  • Level 2 NVQ in IT – Applications Specialist
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Working Week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • 30-40 hours per week

Working hours can be flexible, where some days may have a later start or finish time.


  • Depending on experience, to be determined at interview

Please apply with an up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining why you think you are suitable for this position and what skills you can bring to the role.

Closing date for applications is 25th June 2018. All applications will be welcomed. 64 Studio is positive about disabled people and can accommodate special needs.

Apprenticeship duration will be 12 – 18 months.

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

Once qualified, there might be an opportunity to progress within the business, depending on the skills you acquire during the apprenticeship and your ability to work as part of a team.

So, if this sounds like the next, or indeed first step you want to take with your career, then please apply below with a cover letter telling us why you feel you would be the ideal person to take on this brilliant opportunity. Don’t forget to attach your latest CV too!!

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