We are looking for motivated apprentices to join our team of software developers.
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.
The people we are looking for
* We’ve been in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies To Work For list 10 years in a row.
Application process and start dates
We know how much effort you put into your application, so we always aim to get back to you within two working days at each stage. And if you get to the interviews, you can choose your own timeslots, using our online booking system. Given the current situation, we’ll be running this year’s recruitment process entirely remotely.
Apprenticeships start in October 2021. We allocate them to successful applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend applying now to secure your place.
More about Softwire: What you’ll be part of
Our mission is to solve our customers’ business challenges using technology. This often demands creativity, tackling complex issues in intelligent ways, to help organisations streamline operations and better serve their customers and users.
We played an important role in the Moorfields Eye Hospital/DeepMind collaboration, which demonstrated how artificial intelligence could help doctors fast-track patients with serious eye diseases. We built the system that runs the BBC Live Events websites, sharing content from Glastonbury, the Reading and Leeds festivals, and the BBC Proms. We’ve been the long-term digital partner for David Lloyd Leisure, building its mobile app, booking system and numerous other capabilities. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Find out what else we’ve been involved with.
Of course, there’s more to Softwire than building software. We’re working hard to nurture a diverse, inclusive and supportive culture, where people love what they do and feel inspired by working with some of the best minds in the business. We also have a generous budget for a varied programme of staff events and activities, with employees, not management, deciding how the money is spent.
Put all of this together, and you see why we’ve got such high retention rates, and why we’ve been among the best small companies to work for in the Sunday Times list, 10 years in a row.
Learn more about our core values, and discover some of our company culture initiatives on our insights page.
Ready to be part of the journey? Apply for your apprenticeship today.
Please note that this role is available only to those without a university degree, or those with a non-STEM degree, STEM undergraduates should instead apply for one of our graduate developer roles.