Software Engineering Apprentice

  • Job Reference: WH7829
  • Date Posted: 8 August 2019
  • Recruiter: WhiteHat Apprenticeships
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £18,000
  • Sector: Engineering, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

In this role you will be working with the Product and Technology team, reporting to the head of Product. You will be directly involved in delivering software solutions to the team, in addition to investigating and resolving software issues. This Higher-Level Apprenticeship programme will provide the skills you will need to become a Software Engineer – logical, technical and more.

Roles and responsibilities:
• Design, run and evaluate experimental results for the features you build.
• Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, designers, data scientists and user researchers to build and improve user experience.
• Follow coding standards and ensure compliance with quality measures.
• Ensure code is tested in accordance with the guidelines provided by the team.
• Attend team meetings to keep colleagues informed and to create a forum for knowledge sharing.

Skills required:
• Are able to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically
• Can demonstrate an interest in programming.
• Have got some prior coding experience in any programming language

Personal qualities desired:
• Proactive with an impeccable attention to detail
• Are enthusiastic, self-motivated and keen to achieve.
• You will need to balance time in the office whilst studying.
• Are outstanding at problem-solving and eager to work in a diverse team, sharing ideas with each other.

Working hours are 9 am to 5:30 pm, Mon-Fri.


WeWork North West House, 119 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London, NW1 5PU

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSE grades C – A* (or 4-9), including Maths and English 
  • Good knowledge of IT packages e.g Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets etc. 
  • Level 3 qualification (BTEC, NVQ or equivalent) 

Included in qualification

  1. Training on the 18 month Standard Level 4 Software Developer (SWE4) apprenticeship.
  2. Being a WhiteHat apprentice means access to awesome social events, sports teams, insight/career days with other apprentices to grow your network, as well as your own personal Coach who will guide you through the qualification to help you achieve your full potential.
  3. As part of your WhiteHat Apprenticeship, you will have access to our Future Leaders Foundation modules to develop 6 key competencies, underpinned by well-being, self-awareness, motivation, conscientiousness, effectiveness and grit.

What's next

After your Software Engineering apprenticeship, you can progress into a junior developer role (this includes web and app development). You'll have the skills to continue growing within a tech team, and have enough knowledge/experience to pick up new languages with ease. Software Engineering Level 4 will also provide a good foundation for transitioning into data science.