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Apprentice Software Engineer

DWP Digital -

Full-time (Permanent)
£28,117 - £32,515
Published on
16 March 2023
27 March 2023

About DWP Digital:

We are leading the digital transformation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – the UK’s biggest government department.

At DWP Digital, you’ll be part of a diverse, vibrant community, where you’ll be empowered to develop your skills and try new things at the cutting-edge of your industry. You can build a stimulating and fulfilling career here, full of interesting challenges and plenty of opportunities to grow.

Putting the user at the centre of everything we do, our software engineers use their logic, mathematical and problem-solving skills to develop apps and digital services that make a positive impact on millions of people’s lives.

Working with tools like Java, Node.js, Databases and concepts like containerisation and Test-Driven Development, as a software engineering apprentice, you’ll gain the technical expertise to take your career in an exciting new direction.

You’ll also combine this hands-on experience with virtual learning, delivered by our partner providers, including one-to-ones with tutors and mentors, lab tutorials, and proper research projects.

We expect you to be committed to seeing through the apprenticeship programme including production of a portfolio, end point assessment and interview.

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to earn as you learn and get hands on practice of software development and engineering, while studying towards an industry-standard qualification.

You’ll develop crucial skills, knowledge and behaviours for your career and be part of a great team delivering digital applications and services.

You’ll be supported by your line manager, skills coach and the engineering community, as well as fellow apprentices on the programme, so you will have plenty of sources of encouragement to help you succeed. It’s also critical that you can be proactive and make the most out of your time on the apprenticeship.

There is a lot to do and learn, so you need to be ready to work hard and participate in the many opportunities you’ll be given.

This is a fantastic chance to build a software engineering career at DWP and become a highly skilled tech professional.

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact


• An employer pension contribution of up to 27%
• Annual leave rising up to 30 days, (based on your working pattern).
• Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, flexi-time and compressed hours.
• Learning and development tailored to your role this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring.
• An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including: Women’s Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more.

This job role may be suitable for hybrid working.

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