job opportunity | Posted 03.02.21
Software Development Apprenticeship
Softwire is an independent software company with offices in London, Manchester and Cambridge. They deliver innovative, high quality software solutions in a range of markets with clients including the BBC and Google DeepMind. Softwire has featured in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list in each of the past ten years.
As an apprentice at Softwire, you’ll get a thorough introduction to commercial software development on one of the best training programmes in the business. We offer a fantastic package with a salary of £24,000, plus bonus and other benefits.
Our two-year apprenticeship starts with three months of full-time training, leading into commercial software development work on Softwire’s customer project teams. You will get to work on a variety of projects, with a range of technologies, and we provide ongoing training and support every step of the way. Apprentices graduate with a Level-4 BCS-accredited Diploma in Software Engineering, and an internationally recognised coding qualification.
A passion for solving real-world challenges: First and foremost, you’ll get a buzz from building things that make a difference to businesses, people, and society. We also want to see passion for coding – any experience you have is a bonus.
An articulate people-person: You’ll be interacting with a wide variety of individuals: some deeply techy, some from complex business domains, and others with low digital literacy. You’ll need to be comfortable understanding their needs and discussing potentially complex technical ideas with all of them.
A positive, can-do team player: You love pushing the team to greater heights by helping colleagues out wherever you can. You always look to improve yourself and others. Your default answer to a question is ‘yes’, and you make big problems seem small.
Apprenticeship candidates must have either a non-STEM university degree, or no university degree (although you may have studied at university and dropped out).