Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprentice Air - Software Engineering

BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Software Engineering)

Here at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we are committed to helping governments, organisations and society navigate digital threats and opportunities. Whether it’s leveraging data to digitally transform operations or securing organisations and nations from cyber threats, we combine our unrivalled security and engineering heritage to help our clients navigate the data-reliant digital landscape.

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Are you a creative thinker, do you have an interest in computers, software, games, electronics systems or just like to know how things work. If so, the EDAS Software Degree Apprenticeship might be for you.

You will be dividing your time over the 4 years between University where you will be working towards an Honours Degree, and work on projects, applying your new academic skills whilst gaining and evidencing practical work experience via your Level 4 Diploma.

There will be plenty of opportunity to develop the skills and behaviours necessary for a fulfilling career in software engineering.

Overview of Business Unit

The Air sector is a world leader in the aerospace industry with expertise that can be traced back to the very earliest days of aviation.

We design and build advanced training and combat aircraft; develop and work with the latest in cutting-edge technology; and provide support and maintenance for our customers across the world.

By joining our 23,000-strong global workforce, you could directly contribute to some of our leading aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II or our next generation of aircraft, in the UK or at one of our international sites. Whether you’re providing direct support to our customers, ensuring our programmes run to time and cost or influencing the design and manufacture of our products, you’ll be completing work that counts.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about delivering excellence and supporting some of the world’s most significant aerospace organisations.

We believe in investing in our people and inspiring continual innovation in our business. Developing and using the latest technology to compete with the world’s best is at the heart of what we do.  

Providing world-class training, support and development to our people means we inspire the very best talent to achieve great things

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

This 4 year Software Engineering Degree apprenticeship involves working alongside experienced and world leading software engineers.

In your first 2 years you will have day release at College to gain a foundation degree and then you will spend your 3rd year full time at University to achieve an Honours Degree, with the remaining time of your apprenticeship spent working on real projects, enhancing the skills necessary to develop a long career in the industry.

Through this combination of academic study and real work experience, you will become a software engineer capable of writing requirements, designs, software code and tests.

The work placement element of the course involves a wide range of activities for example: developing and testing aircraft displays, producing ground based equipment or the latest training simulators.

What Qualification Will You Get?

By the end of the apprenticeship you will obtain:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Foundation Degree in Computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Software Engineering)

Qualification requirements

  • 5 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent) including Mathematics, English and Science
  • 96 UCAS Tariff Points (240 points old tariff) (or equivalent), including two STEM based subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

How Will You Be Rewarded?

We offer a starting salary of circa £24,800, with increases throughout the scheme (dependent upon performance, achievement and behaviours) and a range of employee benefits including a company pension, cycle to work scheme, share saving scheme and potential further development opportunities post apprenticeship.

Security/Export Control

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. 

These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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