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Software Engineering Degree Apprentice

Welsh Government
Shirehall Street Gwynedd Council LL55 1SH
National minimum wage
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Apprenticeship, Degree
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About the apprenticeship


Here's an overview of the main duties of the post:
• Support the team in providing technical support to others
• Give input to new ideas and identify efficiency savings by identifying how the Service can create improvements, improve customer care or create new opportunities
• Play a role in decision-making to ensure that elements of projects are completed on time, within the budget and to the expected standards
• Manage workload to meet targets
• Give input into the decision making process in selecting and selecting new suppliers and products
• Give input into the development of new policies and procedure
• Give input into the business planning process
• Contribute towards ensuring that performance targets and improvement measures are met, or exceeded
• Use effective communication skills to discuss IT issues with users of all levels across the Council
• Develop clear and understandable specifications for projects
• Represent the Service at meetings across the Council and externally from time to time
• Use problem solving skills to ensure innovative solutions are used

Additional information

In a rapidly developing field, the need to develop IT field specialists is essential to ensure that we respond to the needs of the people of Gwynedd in innovative ways.

The Digital Degree (Software Engineering) apprenticeship provides apprentices with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to become professionally qualified software engineering workers.

The apprenticeship provides a good foundation for an individual to learn about the field. In addition, the program provides the tools that enable our apprentices to be at the forefront of a rapidly changing field.

Here's a taster of some of the possible topics:
• Software development through programming
• Design, create and manage websites
• Understand computer systems
• Digital Graphics
• Design and management of databases
• Designing ‘mobile' technology
• Future technology
• Project management to professional IT specialists
• Software engineering
• Network Security
• Enterprise
• Prototype software study

We welcome applicants of every age and from diverse backgrounds, with a range of experiences, achievements and in some cases, candidates who have already completed qualifications.



Show the appropriate behaviour and attitude

Show commitment to work

Contribute towards results of worth

Working as part of a team

Communicating with confidence

Commitment to learning

Understand what is required to work for the council


Qualified to level 3 (at least) meeting the requirements below:

• 3 A levels at grade C or above
• Level 3 vocational equivalent (eg BTEC Level 3 National Diploma, Merit or above)
Please note any combination of qualifications with an equivalent degree will be acceptable.


Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Applied Software Engineering

About the employer

Shirehall Street
Gwynedd Council

LL55 1SH

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The recruitment centre will be held on 26/07/22 The recruitment centre will run over a day The centre will be a combination of tasks and questions The centre will be run online


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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