Computing (Science in Computing) JMG Systems

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    JMG Systems

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Software & Computing > Level 5-6

  • Positions


  • Location

    66-68, Derry Road, Omagh, BT78 5ED

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Job Description

Apprenticeships here at JMG Systems give you a unique opportunity to work within a professional, friendly, and social environment. You will have the chance to gain valuable industry insight that includes translating software requirements for our varied product range into workable programming code. You will gain experience in developing programs for use in business both internally and externally. Responsibilities include updating, repairing, modifying and developing new and existing software and generic applications. Using customer specification you will clarify what actions the program is intended to perform and devise possible solutions. We work in partnership with South West College and provide ample opportunities to use your knowledge from your studies and apply it here at JMG. Our team are highly skilled and will support and encourage you throughout your apprenticeship journey, helping you develop the skills to give you the best start in your Computing career!

Person Specification

At JMG Systems we appreciate individuals that embody our company's core values.

Candidates should demonstrate transparency in their communication and actions as well as welcoming feedback and constructive criticism - this is a great way to improve and develop.

Its important to JMG that the apprentice shows a willingness to help their team members and other colleagues and considers the needs and perspectives of others. We are all about positivity - maintaining a positive attitude even in challenging/stressful situations demonstrates strength and resilience.

The team here at JMG are always learning, it is important that candidates possess these same qualities in having a natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. This allows the individual to generate new ideas and solutions to problems.

All candidates must be able to take ownership and responsibility of their own tasks, whilst meeting deadlines and producing high standards of work.

Last but not least, apprentices must be able to manage time effectively and demonstrate attention to detail in all aspects of work. They must strive for continuous improvement.

Candidates that possess these core values will thrive in JMG Systems and contribute massively to the team.

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Computing (Science in Computing)South West College


This course is designed around the computing requirements of local industry. Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding and design skills to formulate solutions to computing problems and the practical skills to implement those solutions. Additionally, 'soft' skills will be developed in teamwork, communications, professional practice and time management.


  • Computer Technologies;

  • Computing Mathematics;

  • Programming in Python and Java;

  • Programming Mobile Applications for Android;

  • Database Systems Design and Application;

  • Software Systems;

  • Interactive Web Authoring;

  • Computer Networks and Work-based Learning.

The Work-based learning requires learners to complete an industrial placement of 400 hours.

Dungannon (Options Available)

  • Year 2 Semester 1 Network Database Management Systems or Software Testing and Administration

  • Year 2 Semester 2 Programming Mobile Devices or Emerging Technologies

Omagh (Compulsory Modules May Change Each Year)

  • Year 2 Semester 1 Software Testing and Administration

  • Year 2 Semester 2 Emerging Technologies

Enniskillen (Compulsory Modules May Change Each Year)

  • Year 2 Semester 1 Network Database Management Systems and

  • Year 2 Semester 2 Programming Mobile Applications 


Foundation Degree

Validated By

Ulster University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

A minimum of 64 (CC) UCAS tariff points for Full-time, 56 (CD) UCAS tariff points for part-time, with passes in 4 different subjects including grade C/4 or above for GCSE English and Maths. Entry is also subject to successful interview.

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must demonstrate their competence in written and spoken English at IELTS – Academic 6.0, with minimum 5.5 in all four elements of the test. Trinity ISE - Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Where an applicant does not hold the formal academic requirements for entry to the programme, but can demonstrate relevant experiential learning across a range of industries, they may apply for admission through the College Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process. In such cases, contact the Course Director for the programme who will advise further.

In the event of over-subscription entry criteria may be enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements.

To be eligible to commence study on the HLA pathway, applicants must have secured full-time paid employment in a computing-related position.



Start Date

Saturday 21 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 27 June 2027

Progression Pathway

The articulation routes for successful graduates from the South West College Foundation Degree in Science in Computing includes but depends on the overall grade achieved: ·

  • BSc Hons Computing Technologies at Ulster University, Belfast Campus (FT)

  • BSc Hons Computing Science at Ulster University, Belfast Campus (FT)

  • BSc Hons Computer Science at Ulster University, Derry-Londonderry Campus (FT & PT)

  • BEng Hons Software Engineering at Ulster University, Belfast Campus (FT)

  • BSc Hons Computing Systems at Ulster University, Belfast Campus (PT)

  • BSc Hons Information Technologies at Ulster University, Derry-Londonderry Campus (FT & PT)

  • BSc (Hons) Computing Science (Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University) at South West College.

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