Software Development Apprentice (NFQ Level 6) - 24 months

How to apply

Applicants must make their application on It is imperative that applicants select the correct programme choice on the FIT application portal when completing the application and filling out their pertinent details. Applicants should choose the Course Location “Dublin” and Course Preference “Amazon AWS – Software Development” dropdown

Our Apprenticeships

Learn As You Earn – Life changing careers with Amazon Apprenticeships

A qualification and a career at the same time? That’s a bit like having your cake and eating it, right? But it really doesn’t have to be one or the other. Learning and earning within an apprenticeship means you get both – a qualification and a career.

Amazon offers a range of opportunities to suit candidates with different backgrounds, qualifications and career aspirations. That is why we believe it is the perfect place to learn new skills.

Our teams are crucial in ensuring that we continue to deliver and innovate for customers. We have big plans and want to continue to develop and retain the best talent.

Amazon apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and want to start a career now – or possibly retrain in a new direction.

To be successful you will need to be committed to your own development and be prepared to make the most of the opportunities, practical experience and qualifications given to you.

A Day in the Life

As a Software Development Engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS), you will work with cutting-edge technology, as you will help develop critical products for our customers, and offer excellent technical support. Developers at AWS work on real world problems on a global scale, own systems end-to-end, and help influence the direction of our technology that delights hundreds of millions of customers around the world. As a Software Development Engineer Apprentice, you will work with our software teams in one of our Dublin offices.  You’ll gain a vast range of useful experiences and skills. You will work towards the following qualifications;

· Advanced Certificate in Computer Programming NFQ level 6

· ICT Associate Software Developer Apprenticeship

You will build your skills over a 24-month period, starting in September, which will help you develop personally and professionally. Your apprenticeship will be made up of;

· Classroom/virtual based training to cover knowledge,

· On-the-job training in your base office,

· Online learning,

· Mentoring from our experienced team members.

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Software Development Apprenticeship - Systems Security

How to apply

Applicants must make their application on It is imperative that applicants select the correct programme choice on the FIT application portal when completing the application and filling out their pertinent details. Applicants should choose the Course Location “Dublin” and Course Preference “Salesforce – Software Development” dropdown

Software Development Apprenticeship – Systems Security

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and the world’s #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model.

These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” five years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” eight years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce.

Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for “family”) made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.

Systems Security Team at Salesforce

Our Systems Security team is responsible for handling all Security Systems Infrastructure primarily in our on-premise Data Centers and protecting our company’s host infrastructure from internal/external threats through vulnerability remediation. This includes functions such as host provisioning, maintenance, Host Integrity/Uplift rollout (UEFI/Secure Boot, TPM), patching and de-provisioning. The team owns critical Host Access Management services that protect privileged access to Systems.

Systems Security Apprenticeship Role

As an Apprentice, 20% of your time will be spent studying towards your Software Development apprenticeship and 80% of your time will be spent applying those learnings on the job.

During this experience, you’ll be part of a wide apprentice community spanning across Dublin and London, and across a variety of business units and roles. You’ll also have access to a broader group of people that will support you throughout to develop both personally & professionally.

As an apprentice, year one will be primarily focused on understanding Salesforce and gaining the skills needed to do the job. Then you’ll progressively transition into the Systems Security team while continuing to attend college.

Below is a list of the first-year activities you’ll be part of:

● Implement and support CI/CD toolchains to support systems security programs.

● Implement monitoring, policies, procedures, and standards relating to systems security.

● Fully embed in fast paced software agile DevOps teams.

● Participate in sprint planning, demos and daily scrum activities.

● Work with the engineering team to meet results.

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Local Training Initiative Assistant Coordinator

Working Hours: 39 hours per week. The typical working day is 8.30am – 5.00 pm, but the post holder will be required to work outside normal working hours (i.e. evenings and weekends) on occasion. Occasionally the post holder may be requested to attend the FIT head office in Glasnevin.

Employer Profile: FIT’s mission is to promote an inclusive Smart Economy by creating a fast track to marketable technical skills for those most vulnerable to sustained long-term unemployment. It is the primary industry skills development initiative in Ireland. In collaboration with Louth and Meath Education and Training Board, FIT is currently seeking an appointment to assist in implementing and day-to-day coordination of an innovative (LTI) Local Training Initiative Programme, which will be located in Dunshaughlin Co.Meath.

Role Outline and Context: This LTI programme will provide accredited training in two separate streams: ICT and advanced manufacturing. It will also identify progression routes into further training, education, and employment options available to participants. The LTI Assistant Coordinator will assist and contribute to the day-to-day implementation of the LTI programme in consultation with all stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist in the coordination of a full-time LTI programme,
• Assist in the promotion and recruitment of participants for the programme,
• Administer the registration of learners with LMETB,
• Design and evaluate training provision,
• Assist with the accreditation of the LTI modules,
• Hold regular meetings with external tutors to develop ongoing work plans/ schedules to ensure smooth management of the project,
• Provide individual support and evaluation to all learners,
• Assist in the evaluation of learners progress with regular group and individual sessions,
• Monitor individual learning plans with learners and facilitate progression to other forms of training, education, or employment,
• Comply with all LMETB and FIT quality assurance requirements,
• To deliver mandatory QQI and City and Guilds training modules, including technical, employability, work experience, and soft skills modules.

Get in touch

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+353 1 882 5570 (Dublin)
or +353 21 242 8755 (Cork).