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Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Monday, September 21, 2020

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GCHQ are offering a unique opportunity which will lead to an exciting placement within the Intelligence Agencies, you’ll collaborate with colleagues and work in teams to build technology that will help catch criminals, expand and further advance GCHQ's technical capability, and improve their ability to tackle threats to national security. Their work is constantly evolving, and always challenging, giving you new opportunities and challenges to explore, with plenty of support provided throughout.

Over the course of the three years you’ll enjoy exhilarating, hands-on work to help them build and maintain some of the world's most sophisticated electronic equipment, all the while working towards a BSc Honours Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Development). You’ll be a vital part of a team that ensures the UK Government can operate in cyber space with confidence and can stay ahead of the pace demanded by the evolving digital world.

You’ll take on real business challenges in software engineering, information assurance or cyber operations and receive full training and support throughout the programme, as well as a salary and all the benefits you can expect from a Civil Service organisation. You’ll learn and work with some of the most advanced technology, and you’ll develop a broad range of competencies including teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

If you’re excited about working with us and think you have some of what we’re looking for but aren’t sure if you’re 100% there yet…… Rule yourself in and give it a go!


-To join this BSc Honours Degree Apprenticeship, starting in September 2020, you will have (or be expecting to have by September 2020), 3 A-Levels - 2 A Levels at grade B or above and 1 A Level at grade C or above. 2 of the A levels need to be in either Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) subjects, or equivalent qualifications in STEM subjects.

-All apprentices must pass the same security clearance process as our other staff. For this particular role, applications can be made if you are 17 years of age, and will be 18 years old by 31st August 2020.

-Although an interest in programming and technology would be advantageous, it is not a requirement, as you will have the opportunity to develop these skills on the apprenticeship.

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