Software Developer and Tester Apprentice

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary of c£16,000 - Relocation package will be considered
09 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Electronics, Systems

Software Developer and Tester Apprentice

Salary of c£16,000 - Relocation package will be considered

Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes

Turn your curiosity into reality

HMGCC is a centre of technical excellence, where careers are unique in the software field. From our hi-tech facilities, we craft, design and create one-off products that push technology to the limits. It’s why we can offer apprenticeships unlike any other. You’ll have the opportunity to work with the latest tech, get creative, write and test code, and pick up the skills to deliver awesome software and cyber capability. 

About the programme

Our two-year apprenticeship is designed to give you the best start to your career. It begins with a three-month accelerated academic training block, where you’ll receive face-to-face learning. That way, you’ll build a solid foundation of practical skills and technical knowledge. For the rest of your training, you’ll have blended learning through online modules, mentored work placements, and customer projects. And, to top it off, we’ll even fund your membership with a professional organisation, such as the British Computer Society (BCS).

Working alongside some of the greatest software develops and cyber engineers around, you’ll pick up the breadth and depth of experience needed to become a vital part of our future. We’ll also offer you a positive and creative work environment, as well as all the tools and training to develop into the best you can be. By the end of it, you’ll have a City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Software Languages, and a BCS qualification in System Development Essentials.

The future

If you’re successful, you’ll begin your career at HMGCC as a Software Technician within the Development or Testing and Evaluation teams. But your development won’t end there. We’ll continue to invest in your skills and knowledge. And you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation with boundless opportunities to progress.

About you

You’ll already have a Level 3 Software Development Apprenticeship (or an equivalent qualification such as A Level in computing or maths), or a BTEC National in Computing (or an equivalent qualification). We’re looking for a keen interest in computing, combined with a natural curiosity, and an inventive way of approaching problems. Please note, we’re not accepting applications from anyone with an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject.

It’s important that you have bags of integrity, approaching work in a professional, honest and reliable manner. You’ll enjoy working in a team, cooperating, collaborating, supporting and respecting others to ensure you can understand and achieve our goals. What will truly set you apart is your resourcefulness - using your curiosity to fuel your passion for, and knowledge of, technology.

To turn your curiosity into reality, apply now at our website.  

To be considered, you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 18 years old (by 12th March 2018) and primarily have lived in the UK for eight of the last ten years. In addition, one of your parents must be a British citizen, or have substantial ties to the UK. This apprenticeship programme may be subject to some variation in light of Government changes to apprenticeship frameworks. If this is the case, you will be informed in writing prior to the programme start.

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