Apprentice Software Developer

First Databank Europe Ltd
Swallowtail House, Grenadier Road, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, EX1 3LH
£13,500.00 annually
16 Feb 2021
01 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
As an Apprentice Software Engineer, you will learn how FDB designs, develops and brings software solutions to market.

While you'll spend the majority of your time in our Exeter office, you'll be required to attend the University of Exeter on three occasions for up to four days at a time during the academic year. You'll also spend one day per working week completing university work via an online learning environment.

Here is just some of what your apprenticeship will involve:
  • Working in a Developer role to understand customer requirements
  • Following Agile methodologies for the design, development and acceptance of software solutions
  • Engaging with colleagues to increase your awareness of the business
  • Creating product code and performing code reviews for your team
  • Learning about requirements analysis, specification definition, data analysis and project management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Self - motivated; takes accountability and balances both work and study and life priorities
  • A team player who can be trusted to deliver own workload on-time
  • A pro-active member of the team enthusiastically engaging with colleagues across the business to understand others' needs and to adapt accordingly
  • You have great ideas and can see these through to completion

Personal qualities

  • Enjoy exploring new coding challenges and languages, with great accuracy and attention to detail, able to manage workload across academic and corporate priorities

Desired qualifications

  • Achieved (or be predicted to achieve) grades AAB at A-level (or equivalent: IB 34/665, BTEC: DDD)

Future prospects

  • Strong, high-performing candidates can expect to be rewarded appropriately throughout the academic period and potentially at its conclusion with an offer of permanent employment at FDB

Things to consider

  • Does the idea of making a healthier world interest you? Is a long career in software development for you? Is having a real-world impact important to you? Do you like to be challenged and learn many new skills and talents? If all of this resonates with you and you relish hard work and have a strong desire to succeed, then this apprenticeship is for you

Your Benefits:
  • Salary starting at £13,500 per annum plus bonus (up to 5%)
  • All tuition fees paid for the BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions course
  • Company lunches and parties
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days' holiday + Bank Holidays with the option to purchase up to 5 more days
  • Discount schemes
  • Health cashback plan
  • Earn your degree whilst gaining valuable industry experience
  • The chance to play an active role in taking healthcare products to market
  • The opportunity to continue advancing your career with FDB after you've finished your apprenticeship

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