Software Engineering Degree Apprentice

  • BBC
  • Salford,
  • £20475 per annum

Our apprenticeship schemes give you the opportunity to kick start your passion into a job that you'll fall in love with. At the BBC you can learn from the best and be trained by the best for a career in one of the world’s most creative and technologically-advanced organisations.

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  • Wages
    £20,475 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 6
  • Employer


We have an amazing opportunity for anyone with a Software Engineering background who’s looking to develop, maintain and deliver apps and websites used by millions every day - with first class training and career development available, in a truly supportive environment!

We’re on the lookout for people with a passion for coding and software development to work alongside our Software Engineers and Team Leads, supporting them along with developing software and services for our journalists, producers and corporate teams, helping them to work and deliver content and products efficiently.

The checklist…you’ll need to be able to apply software engineering theory into practice, with natural problem solving skills. Be able to juggle work, study and competing demands as well as work well under pressure. If this sounds like you then we’d love for you to apply!

You’ve got to be interested now, right?

What will you be doing?

As a Software Engineering Apprentice (SED24), you’ll get full stack experience and learn to use agile planning and delivery practices like pairing, code, documentation reviewing and continuous delivery.

You’ll practice quality control, write automated tests and work with others to integrate software with monitoring and support tools.

We’ll need you to help troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the product life cycle, including out of hours support (with support from others in the team). Learn and use the team's agile planning and delivery process.

All Of This While Also Studying For a L6 Software Engineering Qualification From a UK University. You’ll Complete Specialist Modules Such As

  • Introduction to JavaScript, C# and Java
  • Software development methodologies – waterfall vs agile
  • Web development – HTML, CSS and SASS
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Front-end frameworks
  • Databases
  • Testing
  • Project engineering skills

And you’ll study for your industry recognised apprenticeship qualification, learning both on and off the job.

What does the role lead to?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be awarded an Undergraduate Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer pathway) from a UK University and you will become a permanent member within the BBC’s Technical or Product delivery team.

This scheme starts in September 2024 and is a 36 month programme


Based in Salford. Please note that we are recruiting for this role in multiple locations, please ensure you're applying on the correct job ad. Candidates must be a commutable distance from the office, as we're unable to support with relocation.


If you love using mathematics and technology to solve problems then we need to talk! We’re recruiting individuals with plenty of ideas and great communication skills to join our team of Software Engineers. We’re not expecting you to run before you can walk, that’s why it’s an apprenticeship. But with support from our teams and the training provider, we’ll help you to fulfil your potential.

To Be Eligible For This Apprenticeship, You Must

  • Be aged 18 or over when the apprenticeship starts in September 2024
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK full time
  • Have a relevant Level 3 qualification (A-Level Equivalent in Scotland) in Computer Science, Software Development or Maths (e.g., A-Level, T-level, BTEC certificate, IB, Scottish Higher or equivalent) or completed a recognised fast-track learning programme in Software Development or similar.
  • Have Maths and English GCSEs at 9-4 (A-C) or Scottish Standard A-C

We’re interested in your passion to work at the BBC and your enthusiasm to deliver world-class content and operational excellence to our audiences. We look for positive people who live our values and ensure our culture remains inclusive and full of opportunity. We’re not looking for the best qualifications - instead, we look for potential and give you the opportunity to put your transferable strengths and experience to work in different ways.

You’ll Need To Demonstrate

How you express each of the BBC’s values and behaviours. Our values inform everything we do. They define what you can expect from the BBC and what the BBC expects from you. Throughout the selection process, we’ll be looking for evidence of how you demonstrate these in your day-to-day. Find out more about our values here.

We’re not looking for the best qualifications - instead, we look for potential and give you the opportunity to put your transferable strengths and experience to work in different ways.

Our Software Engineering Apprentices are those that are;

  • Positive
  • Technically minded
  • Motivated
  • Good communicators
  • Can work with technical and non-technical people at all levels

What You Get...

  • A starting salary of £20,475
  • Industry-leading training through the BBC Academy
  • A dedicated Team Manager and Scheme Specialist to help with your development
  • Training and mentoring by industry professionals
  • A 35-hour working week, 25 days of annual leave days and a defined pension scheme. Plus discounted dental, health care, gym and much more!

Towards the end of your apprenticeship you’ll get…

  • An industry recognised Level 6 apprenticeship qualification in software engineering
  • Lots of experience to help you seek out new challenges and work opportunities within the BBC and wider industry

Apprenticeship standard or frameworks

BSc (Hons) Higher Level Apprenticeship Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer pathway)


Just don’t leave yourself thinking ‘what if?’ — this is your chance to be part of something special. Think you’re the right candidate? Click on ‘Apply Now’!

Once you've set up your candidate profile you just need to complete the questions in the job specific information section on the application. We don't require you to complete any of the optional sections or upload a CV or Cover Letter. We are looking for your potential to bring difference to the BBC.

If you are eligible for the scheme you will receive more information about the stages of the process and what to expect. A general overview on the application process can be found here.

Applications for this role/scheme are due to close on 20/11/2023. We may close applications for this role/scheme early if we receive sufficient applications ahead of the stated closing date. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Support with your application

Our ambition is that the BBC is for everyone and should include everyone. We are proud to be a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer, and committed to removing disability-related barriers.

We take inclusivity seriously and want to ensure all candidates who are disabled or have long-term health conditions receive the support and adjustments they need. If you require reasonable adjustments for the application process or have access needs you’d like to let us know about, please contact us on with the job reference in the subject and we’d be happy to have a conversation in confidence to discuss how we can support you through the process. The job requisition ID for this role is 9402

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