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 12 months, with a 3-month window for the end point assessment.
In the first twelve months of the programme, apprentices will develop their web development skills in the workplace and build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating their capabilities. Support will also be available from an assessor, who will visit apprentices at work every 10 weeks, and check progress every 5 weeks electronically.
Apprentices will receive week-long blocks of full-time training for 8 weeks across the year. 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 synoptic project and an assessor interview, which will determine the overall grade of the qualification (Pass | Merit | Distinction).
For employers: £18,000 with full and partial government funding available. Levy payments accepted.
For apprentices: Funding is provided by the government and employer, apprentices do not pay to do an apprenticeship.
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: