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Level 4 Software Engineering Apprenticeship

The Walt Disney Company
London (Greater)
Closing date
27 Feb 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Start Date
12-18 months
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The Walt Disney Company has been at the forefront of family entertainment for more than 75 years, touching the hearts of old, young and generations to come. As a Software Engineering Apprentice for the Enterprise Technology International Engineering Team, you will help the organisation as it aims to analyse, develop, manage and migrate vital systems in the Corporate Business Systems & Application portfolio. Along this journey, you will be introduced to a number of technologies, development practices and technical processes.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Responsibilities include

  • Working as part of the team adhering to its processes and standards
  • Creation of User Interface designs that satisfy business requirements and maintaining existing software assets to ensure they meet the business needs and perform as expected
  • Developing / Enhancing systems using various languages and technologies (e.g. C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Support Quality Assurance through testing systems to ensure that our business requirements are met
  • Assist with DevOps processes using tools (e.g. GitLab) and scripting languages (e.g. Powershell)
  • Assist in handover of solutions to the Sustainment / Operations Team
  • Assist with documentation and administration of applications
  • Strive to learn new technologies and techniques
  • Adhere to IT controls for Management Audit, SOX, GDPR, Policy Shield, etc..
  • Learn something new everyday
  • Be an ambassador of Disney and safeguard our reputation


  • Must be on target to achieve / have already achieved 2 C’s or above at A-Level or BTEC (2 year extended BTEC)
  • One of these A-Levels at C grade or above must be in a STEM subject – Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths
  • Must have achieved 5 grades 4 - 9 at GCSE (C or above) including Maths and English
  • Must have the right to work in the UK already in place
  • Must be available to start the apprenticeship in September 2022

What are we looking for

  • Desire to learn
  • Experience using MS Windows
  • Experience using Relational Databases and SQL (e.g. MS SQL Server)
  • Object Oriented Programming language (e.g. C#)
  • Experience using HTML and CSS
  • Passion for software development
  • Ability to work using own initiative
  • Organised, thorough and rigorous
  • Good communication skills
  • Work well with others – team player

What We Offer

  • Develop your workplace skills and experience and help build the foundations of your future career within a best in class IT/Tech function
  • You’ll study towards the Level 4 Software Engineering Apprenticeship.
  • This programme is 18 months long
  • 20% of your working hours will be allocated to study time for your Apprenticeship
  • Support from our trusted training provider
  • Competitive salary with 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Great discounts on Disney products!

How To Apply

Apply with your CV and cover letter via the link on this page. Please note that applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Your cover letter should be approximately 400 words and include the following:

  1. Why have you chosen this Apprenticeship?
  2. Why have you chosen Disney?
  3. What qualities do you possess that would encourage Disney to choose you for the Apprenticeship?

Please only apply to one Apprenticeship position. We offer several Apprenticeship opportunities across our business and if appropriate we will consider you for all relevant opportunities when you apply.

The application deadline is Sunday 27th February 2022 however, if we receive a high volume of applications we may close the role before this date, therefore we strongly advise you to apply early.

Should you need to reach out to us regarding potential support in the recruitment process, for example to discuss what adjustments you might require, then please drop us an email in advance and we will happily pick up a conversation on this.

For hints and tips on your application, please check out our guide here:




The Walt Disney Company entertains, informs and inspires people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies families have come to love for over 90 years.



Stories are better when the storytellers represent the vast experiences of the people who will hear them. At Disney we have the opportunity and the responsibility to create authentic, unforgettable stories, experiences and products that capture the imagination of generations of people around the world. We are committed to doing that in a way that counts everybody in.

Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs) are key partners in our work to cultivate an inclusive culture for all Disney employees around the world. These passionate employees offer their time, expertise and cultural insights to help us improve the workplace and be innovative in the marketplace.

In London we have several BERGs for you to get involved in should you choose; Disney Diversity, Disney PRIDE, Women @ Disney, and ENABLED.

Our carefully chosen apprenticeship programmes, based in our Head Office in Hammersmith London, offer a true alternative to university; kick-start your career working in one of our world class business functions. Whether you develop your analytical experience in our viewer experience or research teams, learn what it takes to become a software developer in technology, or harness your creative talents in marketing, you'll help us create stories that are truly remarkable. 



You will be embedded into one of our teams, be given real responsibility but supported and coached by our trusted apprenticeship providers and our internal managers. At the heart of our business is the ability to cultivate relationships; our apprenticeship programmes will help you hone these skills.



If you want a great Apprenticeship that challenges and mentally stimulates you, there is no better place to show what you’re made of. We’ll train you and give you every opportunity – the rest is up to you. This is Disney where dreams and career aspirations can come true!


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