Software development technician apprenticeship

Build simple applications for use in larger software developments

During the software development technician apprenticeship, you’ll work as part of a software development team, to build simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects. You’ll interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of the project under supervision. The approach will typically include implementing code, which other team members have developed, to produce the required component. You’ll also be engaged in testing that the specific component meets its intended function. To succeed in this apprenticeship, you’ll need to be a logical and creative thinker, as well as analytical and a good problem-solver. This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT technicians.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: ICT and maths

Entry requirements for the software development technician apprenticeship: Five GCSEs, including English, maths and a science or technology subject

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £26,000 per annum

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