Lauren - Apprentice 2

Software Development Engineer

Level 6 Apprenticeship
Hear more about this programme from one of our current Apprentices. Find out what you need to succeed and why this programme could be right for you.

Are you confident with strong communication skills, able to work both independently and in a group setting?
In this role you will be providing technology enabled solutions to a range of areas including software, business and systems analysis, cyber security, data analysis and network infrastructure. You will be implementing technology solutions that enable businesses to develop new products and services and to increase an organisations productivity using digital technologies. You will also identify yourself as confident in your capabilities to provide technical support to the wider team. You will possess strong communication skills as well as being able to work effectively as a group or on your own.

LocationBristol, Cambridge
Programme Duration36 months + 6 month EPA
Qualification & LevelBSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions (Software Pathway)
Working Hours40 Hours a week
Office TypeCorporate – Office based
Training BreakdownBlended and Work-based Learning. Including, Face to Face workshops, digital learning and self-study.
Required Skills & Qualifications

At least 5 GCSEs C grade (grade 4) or above including Maths and English

3 A-Levels (or equivalent qualification) grade C or above. Minimum of 1 A-Level must be within a STEM subject

You must NOT already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship

Note: “Similar subject” relates to areas directly relevant to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.

What are the core components of this apprenticeship?

During your apprenticeship, you will acquire valuable skills and knowledge, including:

Cutting-Edge Software Techniques: Learning to design, develop, and optimize software solutions using the latest methodologies and technologies.
Project Management: Gaining expertise in managing complex software projects from inception to delivery.
System Architecture: Mastering the art of creating robust and scalable software architectures.
Collaboration and Innovation: Cultivating the ability to work in dynamic teams and contribute innovative solutions.
Quality Assurance: Ensuring the highest quality and reliability of software through rigorous testing and quality control practices.
Security and Compliance: Understanding the critical aspects of software security and legal compliance to uphold industry standards.

What will I learn as I progress through my course?

  • Designing and developing software solutions.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams on various projects.
  • Analysing and solving complex technical challenges.
  • Participating in code reviews and ensuring code quality.
  • Implementing software security measures and compliance.
  • Staying updated with the latest software development trends and emerging technologies.

What qualifications will I gain?

  • BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software pathway)

This apprenticeship aligns with British Computer Society for Registered IT Technician (RITTech)

What are my prospects after completing this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the Digital and Technology solutions (Software Pathway) degree program an Apprentice will be able to apply for a promotion within a Software Developer Engineer full time role or seek other opportunities globally across Amazon and AWS. You'll have the skills and knowledge to progress towards various high-level roles in the technology industry, including:

Senior Software Developer; Software Development; Technical Project Manager; DevOps Engineer; Machine Learning Engineer; Security Specialist.

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"This experience has also taught me that I need to be focused and organised to ensure that I am able to balance all Apprenticeship and work tasks."
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Application Process and Timeline

Online application
Upload your CV, fill in your details, answer the eligibility questions and complete a short online assessment

(Applications open 11th December 2023)
Game-based assessment
Complete a series of short game-based tasks designed to identify your strengths and assess your suitability for the role
Video Interview
Video interview to tell us about your background, motivations, knowledge, skills and interests
Virtual / Onsite Assessment Centre
Assessment centres include: a group exercise, presentation and individual interviews
If successful we will extend you and offer to join our programmes and our recruitment teams will send you a contract of employment
Onboarding process
Our recruitment teams will complete the necessary background checks, register you with the programme training provider and obtain any personal information needed to begin your employment
You'll then be ready to join us on your Apprenticeship programme

(The start date for this programme is September 2024)
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