Degree Apprenticeship

Software Engineering Degree Apprentice Level 6 2022

BSc Digital and Technology Solutions

It’s an exciting time to be join one of our Early Careers programmes at QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join our team, whether you are taking your first steps in starting a career or you are looking to make a career change, we have a wide range of exciting opportunities. If you would like to be part of one of our teams who are helping to improve today and shape tomorrow then we would love to hear from you! Once you’ve uploaded your CV/Resume, we’ll check to see if there is alignment between your skills, interests and the opportunities currently available & if so, we’ll be in contact.

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About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Software Engineering:

The QinetiQ Software discipline supports a broad range of our capabilities from designing submarines to providing cyber-security services, and is at the forefront of developing innovative software solutions to meet the demanding requirements of our customers and partner organisations. 

We are a group of professional software developers and engineers who work across the land, sea, air and space domains of the business. We use the latest software development technologies and techniques to develop innovative software solutions.

Our Software Engineering teams are looking to recruit proactive, passionate and forward thinking people who are looking to help improve today & shape tomorrow.

We are looking for apprentices wanting a career in software development, integration and test to join our team of over 200 experts. You will develop the skills needed to contribute to the delivery of a wide range of programmes for military, government and commercial customers to support the protection of national critical infrastructure.

Apprenticeship details:

  • Aberporth course provider: Applied Software Engineering | UWTSD
  • Malvern course provider: Digital and Technology Solutions BSc Degree Apprenticeship | Aston University

Academic requirements:

  • You will need to have obtained or be studying towards minimum of a 104-112 points* at A-Level (Grades BBC) OR an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. This must include subjects that are OR have a key focus on:

Aberporth

  • Mathematics
  • Science

Malvern

  • Mathematics
  • Science / Engineering / Technology

You must also have at least a grade 5 (C) in Maths, IT, Science, English & at least one other at GCSE or an equivalent.

Additional requirements:

  • Have a strong interest and/or experience within Software Engineering
  • Good knowledge of at least 1 object oriented software language
  • Any work experience within a computing industry is beneficial
  • Extra-curricular &/or hobbies in Software Engineering or Computer Science is beneficial
  • Cloud experience is beneficial

Why join QinetiQ?

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

Additional Benefits:

  • Annual Leave – want more time for you? Employees can buy up to five days more holiday a year with this benefit.
  • Cortex – Join a social network across QinetiQ that take part in a range of social, technical & wellbeing events which are funded for all employees in their first 4 years at QinetiQ.
  • Annual Travel Insurance – QinetiQ employees can get their annual travel insurance for Europe or Worldwide cover at a discount rate. Including winter sports.
  • Cycle to work scheme - Cycle2Work is an employee benefit aimed at encouraging you to cycle to work.
  • Gourmet Society – the opportunity to buy up to 4 cards that enable you (or close family and friends) to have up to 50% of meals out at selected restaurants or up to 40% off cinema tickets.
  • Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) – Pensions are one of the most important and valuable benefits available to you; all new employees are automatically enrolled into the QinetiQ Retirement Savings Plan.

And much, much more…

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £22,000 + benefits
  • Aberporth (Wales) and Malvern (Worcestershire)
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