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We are on the lookout for talent like you – students and school leavers who are passionate about technology and hungry to learn. Our Apprenticeship programmes are great for School Leavers that have a career path in mind and want to learn whilst earning at the same time. We have various apprenticeship programmes across our business and not only will you enjoy the benefits of a permanent, full-time employment contract, you can look forward to the structured training, hands-on learning, and the support and encouragement you need to get your career off to a strong start. 
 
The best thing about joining us is that while you may start working in one area, the opportunity to move internally is huge, so you can take control of your career from your first day. And with open-ended prospects for advancement, you’ll have every opportunity to reach the top. We work in a project based environment and you will have the opportunity to work across a wide range of roles, industries and locations - there is no ‘typical day’. Your work really will vary and that’s the exciting part, it is up to you to shape and develop your career in the direction you want to go, but with the care and support of others. 

Software Development

Our Software Development higher apprenticeship is great for School Leavers wishing to pursue a technical career path and want to learn whilst earning at the same time.

The programme

Our Software Development Higher Apprenticeship is run in partnership with our training provider, Makers Academy. It is a 12 month programme including four months of upfront training and you will have Makers Apprenticeship Coach support throughout the apprenticeship. What’s better is that your learning is complemented by on-the-job training on real projects!

Curriculum

- Object Oriented Programming
- Web / Persistence and Recipes
- JavaScript and Front-end Development
- Software Projects
- Test Driven Development

Requirements

To have or be predicated to achieve at least 64 UCAS points across two A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above (excluding general studies) including a computing/IT/STEM subject gained in the same academic year or a completed Advanced IT Apprenticeship. A minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent), including English, Maths and Science. We also look for people with a passion for IT and a willingness to learn!

Application process

Our assessment process is designed to get the best out of you. All applications are made via our website and we would encourage you to always check whether opportunities are currently available via the 'Apply Now' button.

Read more about our application process

Please make sure that you complete a ClearTalents assessment when you apply, it's easy to use. Just by answering a few questions about yourself we  will ensure that we can accommodate any reasonable adjustments you may need during the assessment process.

FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions.

Support

To support you, you will have a designated manager who will support you with your career development and professional conduct at. You will also have Line Managers on your projects that look after you on a day-by-day basis and a ‘Buddy’ which is a current or graduated student of a school leaver programme to help you with anything else you may need.

Diversity

We believe that diversity makes a more effective workplace, sparking innovation and creativity by bringing together different perspectives and attitudes. We are committed to fostering an open, inclusive working environment that provides equal opportunities for all, and where diversity is championed at all levels of the business. 

Parent and teacher guidance

Information for parents and teachers.

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Software Testing

Our Software Testing higher apprenticeship is ideal for School Leavers that wish to pursue an IT/computing career and want to learn whilst earning at the same time.

The programme

Our software testing apprenticeship is run in partnership with our training provider, Firebrand training. It is a 16-month programme which offers a blended learning approach. You will have 15 residential training days (delivered in Bedfordshire) over the course of your apprenticeship, accommodation and food will be covered. To support alongside this residential training, you will learn additional content through online learning and webinars and you have Apprenticeship Coach support throughout the apprenticeship. What’s even better is that your learning is also complemented by on-the-job training on real projects!

Curriculum

During the course of your apprenticeship, you can expect to study modules such as the below, including others:-

  • Testing Tools & Testing Concepts
  • ISTQB Foundation Software Tester
  • Programming
Requirements

To have or be predicated to achieve at least 64 UCAS points across two A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above (excluding general studies) including a computing/IT/STEM subject gained in the same academic year or a completed Advanced IT Apprenticeship. A minimum of five A*-C (or new grading of 4-9) GCSEs (or equivalent), including English, Maths and Science. We also look for people with a passion for business, IT and a willingness to learn!

Application process

Our assessment process is designed to get the best out of you. All applications are made via our website and we would encourage you to always check whether opportunities are currently available via the 'Apply Now' button.

Read more about our application process

Please make sure that you complete a ClearTalents assessment when you apply, it's easy to use. Just by answering a few questions about yourself we  will ensure that we can accommodate any reasonable adjustments you may need during the assessment process.

FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions.

Support

To support you, you will have a designated manager who will support you with your career development and professional conduct at. You will also have Line Managers on your projects that look after you on a day-by-day basis and a ‘Buddy’ which is a current or graduated student of a school leaver programme to help you with anything else you may need.

Diversity

We believe that diversity makes a more effective workplace, sparking innovation and creativity by bringing together different perspectives and attitudes. We are committed to fostering an open, inclusive working environment that provides equal opportunities for all, and where diversity is championed at all levels of the business. 

Parent and teacher guidance

Information for parents and teachers.

Apply now

 

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