Digital Technology Degree Apprenticeship 2019
Digital Technology Apprentice, Bristol
Students with a passion for software can join our four-year apprenticeship scheme to join the Weapon System Simulation and Experimentation (WSSE) team in Bristol. You will study part-time for a fully funded Digital and Technology Solutions degree at Weston College.
The degree apprenticeship will consist of a combination of on-the-job technical training and time spent studying a Digital and Technology Solutions Degree, specialising in Software Engineering at Weston College.
As part of our team, you’ll be actively involved in designing and developing leading-edge software applications used to support battlefield simulations; working in close collaboration with subject matter experts from across Land, Sea and Air defence programmes. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with other teams and departments and work directly with customer representatives and military personnel, in order to both extend and demonstrate our current and future capabilities.
You will take part in the development and implementation of simulation software and user experiments to support some of the world’s most advanced future defence systems.
Whilst the majority of your work will be based in Bristol, you may also have the opportunity to travel to other locations within the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Other, non-technical responsibilities include:
As well as challenging placements you will have the opportunity to undertake developmental training, including two week-long residential courses in Wales to develop skills, such as team working, business communication, presentation and project management skills. Towards the end of the scheme you will also attend a two day career development workshop.
On commencing employment you will attend an induction event that allows you the opportunity to interact with fellow new-starters and integrate into the business. Formal advice and guidance is also offered by Human Resources and managers across the business and a trained mentor.
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What you would get:
£14,250 starting salary with an annual increase of up to £4000 dependant on your performance in placements and university. Flexible working hours, paid overtime as required, 25 paid days holiday, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, company bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities.
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