Our Digital Future Stars programme is about tech employers spotting your potential.
It is designed to train a limited and carefully selected group of learners each year who can demonstrate the right attitude and aptitude for becoming excellent software developers.
If selected, you'll be hired by well-known tech companies and brands in the region and undertake a Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship.
You do not have to have experience however a willingness to learn and demonstration of self-learning is essential to success.
Sign up using the form at the bottom of the page.
Who this is for
People from all backgrounds and experiences. We want to hear from you.
Do you enjoy
This technical training programme will
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 an SME, corporate organisation, or well-known brand high street brand, from scientific development to software house giants or e-commerce innovators, we have employers keen to hire the next digital future star in software development.
It could be you.
How it works
Applications are open annually between February and the end of August. If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend an assessment and selection day during the summer. If you successfully secure a paid place on the programme, it will start employment and training in September.
Assessment and selection
*If you are selected.
While on the training programme as a software developer apprentice, salaries range from £14,000 to £21,000.
This will vary from employer to employer hiring through the programme.
Once qualified, you will be a junior software developer.
According to our Skills Audit, salaries for junior software developers are on average approximately £20,000-27,000.
The programme starts in September and runs for 20 months, with 18 months of supported training while you undertake paid full-time work with your employer.
Why become a software developer?
Technology and digital and is the fastest growing industry in the North of England and globally, software developers are in high demand and earn some of the highest salaries in the sector. Tech employees tell us this is set to continue. This technical training programme will let you develop the skills and knowledge needed to be set for life with great career opportunities and incredible earning potential.
Ready to take the first step?