Salaries for software developer apprentices will vary, depending on the employer and the age of apprentice. But it will be above the applicable minimum wage (see Apprentice Minimum Wage).
Qualified apprentices usually become junior software developers. At this stage, you can typically expect to get a salary between £19,000-£25,000.
After 2-5 years gaining good experience, you’ll be able to go for a mid-level software developer position. Expect to earn up to £35,000.
Work your way up to lead software developer, and a salary of £35,000-£50,000 is possible.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include:
The duration of this software developer apprenticeship is typically 15 months, with a 3-month window for the end point assessment.
For the duration of this training, apprentices will develop a range of software development skills in the workplace. An ongoing portfolio of evidence will demonstrate the abilities learned. Support will also be available from a mentor, who will visit apprentices at work every 5 weeks.
During this software development apprenticeship, learners will receive 7 week-long blocks of full-time training over the first 12 months. This will take place at the escalla Academy in Crewe. Training topics include:
After completing 12-months of training and development, apprentices will submit their portfolio of work experience – along with a reference from their employer. This begins the end point assessment (EPA) stage.
The EPA consists of a week-long project and assessor interview, and will determine the overall grade of the qualification (Pass | Merit | Distinction).
Training fees for the software developer apprenticeship are covered in full by the employer. An apprentice will never be asked or expended to fund their own training.
This level 4 software development apprenticeship will provide you with the following technical competencies:
After completing this apprenticeship, successful software developer apprentices will develop the following technical knowledge and understanding:
Apprentices will also develop the following underpinning skills, attitudes and behaviours: