Monday, September 11, 2023 at 9:56:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time
United Kingdom England UK, Birmingham UK, London

Full-time · Mid-Senior level

1,001-5,000 employees · IT Services and IT Consulting

About the job

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

Apprentice Software Engineer (Level 4 )

Start Date: September 2023

Location: London & Guildford

The Software Apprenticeship at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is designed to give you the confidence and technical capability to support our customers’ mission to deliver a safer future for the UK . You will be provided with the tools, training and support you need to become a rounded Software Engineer in the sector, whilst gaining a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Software Engineering.

We are recruiting diverse teams of future Software Engineers. You may have some work experience in IT, you might be a STEM or Arts graduate looking to apply your degree in technology, a non-graduate with a passion for IT, or a more experienced professional looking to kickstart a new career in software engineering! Whatever your background, you will have the aptitude and passion to solve real world problems using IT. If you want a rewarding career within the sector, making the world a safer place, this Apprenticeship could be for you.

We will support you through the UK Security clearance process to DV level which will allow you to work with our more sensitive projects in support of the UK Government.

Read More About DV Clearance Using The Link Below

To be successful in this role you must be eligible to apply for UK DV clearance.

The Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with QA Apprenticeships is now in its fifth year. You will join a cohort of 18 like-minded apprentices and will receive world class training in the latest software engineering languages and approaches – including Java and JavaScript development, Software Testing, DevOps and cloud computing. You will learn and develop together, to feel part of the programme from day one. On completion of the initial training phase, 4 months in total, you will then deploy into permanent roles within the organisation.

Key Programme features

  • An integrated programme delivering learning that supports a strong sense of progression, continuity and collaboration whilst building IT excellence.
  • A strong foundation in practical interpersonal and business skills
  • Working in teams utilising Agile methodologies
  • World class technical training in the latest software engineering languages and approaches – including Java and JavaScript development, Software Testing, DevOps & cloud computing;
  • Industry recognised qualifications including: Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship; Oracle Java Certified; BCS Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies; Microsoft MTA HTML Level 5 Application Development fundamentals.
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME's) imparting experience and knowledge to ensure you have the skills to succeed
  • Practical experience of hands-on learning to solve real life business challenges

What’s in it for you?

  • Industry leading intensive training by QA Apprenticeships for 4 months, supporting your development to becoming a skilled, work-ready Software Engineer. The training will be held virtually;
  • Candidates will be Security Cleared at the highest level in order to support government contracts;
  • On completion of the training you will have achieved SFIA level 3 competency in Software Engineering as well as other industry recognised qualifications;
  • Support and mentorship from BAE Systems Central Government subject matter experts
  • A demanding and rewarding career in BAE Systems – making the world a safer place.

Reward & Benefits

  • £18,000 starting salary
  • Regular salary uplifts throughout the programme
  • Fully funded training
  • 25 days holiday per year, with the option to buy/sell additional days
  • Pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • Pick and mix benefits package
  • Wide variety of development and training opportunities.

Entry Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply for this role you must:

  • Be eligible for UK Security Clearance:
  • Numerate – demonstrated by GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C (or equivalent) or above
  • Literate – demonstrated by GCSE English (or equivalent) at grade C (or equivalent) or above
  • STEM A-Level, BTEC or Level 3 Apprenticeship in a similar subject

Assessment Process

Should your initial application be successful, you will be invited to progress through the below assessment process:

  • Digital assessment, which will include video questions and aptitude testing
  • Video interview with one of our Engineers

Life at BAE Systems Digtial Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Government

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Our Government business unit houses four of our critical client groups: UK National Security, Global National Security, defence and central government. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.

As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.