What’s the job like?

Junior developers build simple software applications – they could be web, mobile or desktop.  You’ll work in a team, contributing your part to large software development projects.

Part of the job, is interpreting simple design requirements – understanding what’s required and how you’re going to create it.

Teamwork is key. You’ll work with code that other people in your team have developed, to produce your part of the project.

Like to get things working? You’ll also test your component to make sure it does what it’s supposed to do.

What will I learn?

  • Python and SQL Basics
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Web Fundamentals
  • Systems Development
  • Databases and Coding on the Cloud

What qualification will I get?

  • BCS Certificate in Software Development Context and Methodologies
  • BCS Certificate in Programming
  • Level 3 Software Development Technician apprenticeship

How long does the apprenticeship take?

15 months

What are my career prospects?

You could work in varied junior developer roles like: Software Development Technician, Junior Developer, Junior App Developer, Junior Software Developer, Junior App Support Analyst, Junior Programmer, Assistant Programmer or Automated Test Developer

What’s my future salary potential?

£25,400 (Junior Software Developer – UK average, Glassdoor)

Am I eligible?

You need to have:

  • Five GCSEs (or equivalent) in any subject at grade 4 or above
  • GCSE Maths (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above
  • GCSE English (or equivalent) at grade 3 or above

You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level, or a higher level than this apprenticeship.

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