Apprentice Software Engineer

22, St. Lawrence Street, Bath, BA1 1AN
£18,000.00 annually
16 Oct 2018
01 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Are you looking for an apprenticeship in software engineering and want your work to have a real impact on the world? Have you recently finished school or due to finish in 2019?Altran are now receiving applications to join their Intelligent Systems Expertise Centre fromSeptember 2019.

Your role:

This is the perfect opportunity for anybody looking to start their career in software engineering and combinespaid work with a first-class training package. You might be sitting your A-Levels in 2019 or could have just completed an HND or similar qualification. If you have a passion for problem solving and software engineering then we would love to hear from you.

Our training programme is designed to enable people with the right aptitude for software engineering, but not necessarily any experience, gain a Level 4 qualification in software development methodologies. You will get all the support you need to excel with a personal staff manager/coach who will work with you to identify your personal development goals.

Successful applicants' opportunities could include:
  • Developing the requirements for a train control system
  • Using mathematical proof to demonstrate that safety properties are met
  • Developing code that will fly all over the world and operate 24/7 without incident for years
  • Developing prototypes and support software
  • Researching new tools and techniques

Tom's Experience:

"When I first joined Altran, I was working as part of the test team on a project that is part of a large air traffic control system.This was a brand new experience for me but I always had the support that I needed from the rest of the team who I got to know through regular social events.I learned a lot about the tools and processes used in verifying high-integrity software, which I applied to the design and the creation of a new tool that increased the efficiency of loading test data. I am now part of the project development team and have worked through multiple development cycles, from start to finish. As a result of working in both environments and benefiting from Altran's engineering forums, I've been able to identify my strengths and weaknesses to ensure that I'm continually improving.

Although I studied Maths and Physics at University, the Altran graduate programme provided me with the skills and opportunities to become a well-rounded software engineer, even gaining me an accredited software testing certificate."

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You do not need to have specific experience or qualifications in software development. We are looking for high-potential candidates with a demonstrable passion for technology and a burning desire to become a successful engineer. If you are eager to learn, we will teach you the rest.

Personal qualities

  • You would be expected to work within teams of varying sizes, so excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with other people are key
  • You should have good organisation skills, an enthusiasm for innovation, and be committed to your development
  • A key attribute of any applicant seeking to fulfil this role is that they understand the importance of Software Engineering as an engineering discipline
  • This role may require obtaining the relevant level of security clearance

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 8 GCSEs at A - C, including maths, English and ICT or Science
  • At least 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade B or above (this can include predicted grades)
  • This vacancy is not suitable for graduates. If you are a graduate and interested in this role, please refer tothis vacancy instead

We are happy to receive applications throughout the year but recommend you get your application in as soon as possible to give the best chance of success. We plan to host the first assessment days for this position in November 2019.

Future prospects

A long and successful career in a rapidly growing industry with opportunities to progress within a growing global business.

Things to consider

This vacancy is not suitable for graduates. If you are a graduate and interested in this role, please refer tothis vacancy instead.

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