• Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Our Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship is unique. It is delivered by the largest digital and technology trade body in the North, and the quality of training and support you'll get on the scheme is among the best in the UK. It is a chance to work with some of the best and most forward-thinking companies in the country, and create products and services that will change the world for the better.

Who this is for

This is the apprenticeship for you if you are interested in coding and software development and want to get the best industry training available. You don't need to have done lots of coding already, but you do need a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn. 

Whether you want to work for a blue chip or well-known brand or prefer the fast-paced environment of a high-growth start-up, we will have an employer that suits you. 

How it works

Applications are open between February and the end of August. We then review your application and invite potential apprentices to an assessment and selection day, where you'll do some coding, show you can work in a team and have a mini interview. Employers then start making offers and they may invite you to meet other team members at their offices. Once you've accepted and agreed your salary (starting from £14,000 to £21,000), you're officially part of the Manchester Digital Apprenticeship Programme team. The programme kicks off in September with a bootcamp full of intensive coding practice before starting your full-time job in October. There are breaks every couple of months to allow for further learning in the form of training bootcamps, masterclasses, and industry conferences and events.

Your Development Coach will visit you every 4-6 weeks to check you're happy and getting enough support, and that you're learning the things you need to pass your qualification. After 18 months on the scheme, you will get a Level 4 software developer qualification. 

Download the programme brochure or flyer by clicking the buttons below, or if you're ready to apply, you can do so here. 

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Digital and technology is the fastest growing industry in the North of England and globally, software developers are in high demand. The grounding apprentices will get from this scheme will mean they are set for life with great career opportunities and incredible earning potential. But don't just take our word for it. Our apprentices go from strength to strength and tell us the apprenticeship gave them a firm grounding in their careers. Like Callum, who rates the industry input in the programme.

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The apprenticeship is run in partnership with The Growth Company.

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If you are a business interested in hiring a software developer apprentice, take a look at our employer information and how to sign up here.