Degree Apprentice - Software Engineering

UK Research and Innovation
The Hartree Centre, The Science & Technology Facilities Council, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, WA4 4AD
£15,769.00 annually
28 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What you will do in your working day

Duties include:
  • Building, testing and deploying software applications
  • Developing proof-of-concepts and demos.
  • Creating documentation, reports and Web content.

Our degree apprentices will work on a range of projects (lasting from a few weeks to a year or more), working with commercial customers, academic collaborators and technology partners like IBM Research and ATOS. Expect to get involved throughout the software development lifecycle, supported as an integral part of the growing RSE team. Some of the work will be commercial in confidence and subject to IPR rules around public disclosure. The choice of projects will depend to on your existing experience and contacts, but the common thread, aligned to the Hartree Centre mission, is to deliver easy-to-use, innovative and scalable solutions that address real industry problems.

The training you will be getting

We are looking for enthusiastic and hard-working degree apprentice software engineers to join our Research Software Engineering team.

Working alongside your programme of study at Manchester Metropolitan University, you will build your software development skills by working as a member of our team on Hartree Centre projects.

You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of technologies, including our High Performance Computing systems, our Quantum Learning Machine, and cloud computing services.

We use a wide range of programming languages and approaches, including C, C++, Python, Java, Fortran and Javascript. Application areas include scientific modelling and simulation, data analytics, AI, and web application development.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Ongoing development and career progression within The Hartree Centre / STFC for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Programming Experience


Other BTEC or equivalent (Grade DMM) Essential
Other x 3 A-Levels (Grade BCC) Essential

Things to consider

To be considered for this role you must have 104 UCAS tariff points, such as x 3 A Level (at grades BCC) or an equivalent BTEC (grade DMM) - ideally, at least one qualification in computing (or similar subject area)

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