Software Engineer Apprenticeship

First Utilities Limited
Columbus House, Coventry, CV4 8HS
£384.38 per week
24 Apr 2019
01 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The apprenticeship lasts 4 years, with year 1 and 2 helping you to develop core skills across cyber security, data analysis, software engineering and network engineering. Then, in years 3 and 4, you will develop further skills in Software Engineering. Your skills will be tested through a variety of means including online and offline assessments, exams, projects and portfolios.

Importantly, you'll be in a supportive environment and have a community of like minded apprentices around you, as well as mentors and tutors inside and outside of the business, who will guide you throughout your degree.

You will play a key development role, building software solutions that both support and enhance products for our growing energy and telco business. You will be exposed to all of the areas of Software Engineering, with a particular focus on Java.

Projects are focussed on a wide range of areas, including:
  • Online registrations and customer self-serve
  • Many of the systems that support our customer facing teams
  • New business opportunities
  • Expanding the capability of our smart meter platform

You will be working in a highly agile company that continues to encourage best software engineering principles and practices, to make the software delivery process more efficient, reliable and able to react to changing demands.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

If you have an analytical mindset, enjoy problem solving and are passionate about technology, we want to hear from you.

Personal qualities

We will support you through this apprenticeship, but it's important that you're committed and self motivated to succeed in both your studies and work. There will be a lot of collaboration across different teams, so someone who enjoys communicating with a range of people will be best suited for this role.

Desired qualifications

coming soon

Future prospects

You'll have the opportunity to gain a degree qualification through the Open University, working alongside industry professionals and receiving support from internal and external mentors. With 4 years worth of on the job training this will provide you with a solid grounding for a future career in technology.

The skills and experiences you gain from this will put you in good stead for a role as a Software Engineer within Shell Energy.

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