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Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6

Salford, London, Glasgow & Cardiff
£19,500 plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals who are London based
Closing date
9 Dec 2022

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Job Introduction

Develop and deliver apps and websites used by millions every day - including SportsiPlayer and You'll also develop software and services for our journalists, producers and corporate teams, helping them to do their work and deliver content and products efficiently.

  • Start Date: September 2023
  • Duration:  40 months for England and Wales & 48 months for Scotland 
  • Salary: £19,500 plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals who have London as their primary work base
  • Typically leading to: Permanent role as a Junior Software Engineer 
  • Locations: Salford, London, Glasgow & Cardiff - Please apply for your chosen location/s using the links below: 

To apply for Salford  please click HERE       

To apply for London please click HERE         

To apply for Glasgow please click HERE    

To apply for Cardiff please click HERE                                                                          

Role Responsibility

You'll get full stack experience, and learn to use agile planning and delivery practices like pairing, code and documentation reviewing, and continuous delivery.

Practice quality control, write automated tests, and work with others to integrate software with monitoring and support tools. And contribute to technical documentation of jobs.

Help to troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the product life cycle, including out of hours support (with support from others in the team). Learn and use the team's agile planning and delivery process.

You'll study for an L6 Software Engineering qualification from The Institute of Apprenticeships in Technical Education. You’ll complete specialist modules such as:

  • Introduction to JavaScript, C# and Java
  • Software development methodologies – waterfall vs agile
  • Web development – HTML, CSS and SASS
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Frontend frameworks
  • Databases
  • Testing
  • Project engineering skills

The Ideal Candidate

You’re able to apply software engineering theory into practice, a natural problem solver who is able to work on your own and stay motivated. You are positive and able to apply yourself while being a good communicator and enjoy working with technical and non-technical people at all levels. Prepared to juggle work and study while working well under pressure. If this sounds like you then check your eligibility below and click apply!

Who we're looking for:

  • You must be aged 18 or over when the course starts in September 2023
  • Have an Extended BTEC Certificate or A-Level qualification in computer science, software programming or something similar or a recognised fast track learning programme in Software development or something similar
  • Have maths and English GCSEs or Standard (Scotland) at 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK
  • Have lived in the UK, Ireland or the European Economic Area (EEA), for at least three years before the start of the apprenticeship. Or have either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and lived in the UK, EEA or Gibraltar for at least three years.
  • If you sat your A-Levels in England, Wales or NI, one of your A-Levels should be in Maths, English or computer science.
  • If you’re a college leaver, you’ll need to have completed a BTEC certificate (360 GLH), or Cambridge Technicals in Information Technology Level 3 or an AQA Tech Level Computing and IT Level 3.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive CV. You can share examples of your passion for coding and software development from anywhere. That might be other work experience, your time in education or volunteering.

Package Description

  • A starting salary of £19,500 (­­+ £4,918 London Living Allowance) and potential pay increases
  • A flexible 35-hour working week, 26 days of annual leave days (with the option to buy an extra 5 days), and a defined pension scheme.
  • Discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
  • A dedicated Team Manager and Scheme Specialist to help with your development.
  • Professional Coaching and Mentoring by industry professionals.
  • Access to our in-house Academy, which hosts a range of internal and external courses.
  • A recognised Degree Apprenticeship of BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions alongside the ifATE award (in England & Wales) or BSc hons in Software Engineering (in Glasgow)
  • A role in the BBC Technical, Systems and Delivery team
  • The chance to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the BBC

Application Process

During the application process we want to learn more about your skills and interests. For further information about the application process please click here

Support with your application:

We are proud to be a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply or interview for a role with the BBC please visit our Early Careers Recruitment page

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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We’re impartial and independent, and every day we create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world.

We do this across:

  • A portfolio of television services, including the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, the pioneering online-only youth service BBC Three, and our multi award-winning channels for children, as well as national and regional television programmes and services across England. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Ten UK-wide radio networks, providing the best live music broadcasting in the UK, as well as speech radio which informs, educates and entertains. We also have two national radio services each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and 39 local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands, providing an invaluable and unique service to listeners across the UK
  • Our digital services including BBC News, Sport, Weather CBBC and CBeebies, iPlayer and BBC Sounds, BBC Red Button and our vast archive
  • BBC World Service television, radio and online on more than 40 languages

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Our commercial operations including BBC Studios, the BBC’s award-winning production company and world-class distributor, provide additional revenue for investment in new programming and services for UK audiences.

The BBC's Board ensures that we deliver our mission and public purposes which are set out in the Charter. The Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day management. We are regulated by Ofcom.

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