Aerospace software engineer apprenticeship

Develop software to support the aerospace industry

Aerospace software engineering is a highly technical field where you’ll design, develop, and test safety-critical software for the aerospace sector. You might work for aerospace manufacturers, support services, or infrastructure suppliers, creating aerospace products, custom tools, and integrated environments. Your tasks will include developing and testing tools for creating aerospace software, maintaining and improving these tools, and working in office settings, simulation facilities, or operational environments. Interaction with customers, system operators, engineers, technicians, and colleagues from various departments is common. The apprenticeship is demanding, offering progression and requiring you to work ethically, professionally, and in line with aviation regulations. You’ll solve problems, identify business improvements, and work both independently and as part of a team, potentially managing software technicians or engineering teams. Ensuring the safety and security of the software products is crucial. On completion, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree. 


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and maths

Entry requirements for the aerospace software development engineer apprenticeship: Five GCSEs including maths, English and double science, and A-levels in STEM subjects such as maths, physics, ICT, computing and electronics

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £46,000 per annum

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