Degree Apprenticeship

Software Degree Apprentice

Airbus offers the unique opportunity that enables you to learn and work alongside satellites as well as allowing you to test your programming skills and refine them to reach an industry standard.

The world is a beautiful place

At Airbus, we strongly believe a successful business is a responsible business.

The office is a welcoming environment, in which everyone is knowledgeable and more than happy to assist. You will have the chance to see the environments that the payloads are being built in, and see how the software you will be contributing towards has an impact and is used within this process.

About us:

Hosted within the Engineering organisation, the Data Engineering department spans two of the major UK sites and experience satellite projects from Earth Navigation & Science missions as well as cutting edge Telecommunications Payloads.

We design, build and deploy a range of software solutions to enhance our stakeholder’s data and digitalise their working environment.

For this Apprenticeship we have a chance to work on software for our latest Telecom Satellite design - OneSat, as well as larger complex Eurostar NEOs.

What will you be doing?

Within this apprenticeship, we’ll provide training and the latest tools for you to experience the full-stack of software development in an Agile environment. Those theories you’ve learnt in University shall come to life in real world requirements. You’ll have opportunities to work on websites, applications, servers, databases as well put into practice your communication skills, design patterns and your own stamp onto our products.

During this apprenticeship, the activities you may undertake will include;

  • Given documentation to learn and understand the code base which you will be working on
  • Designing, developing, documenting and testing code which you have written
  • Involvement within a multi-developer agile team
  • Researching and utilising cutting-edge technologies
  • Pair programming with an experienced developer
  • Experiencing the full-stack of software development opportunities as a valued team member

About you!

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

A successful candidate shall see themselves working as part of a team, collaborating and communicating with stakeholders and multi-disciplined individuals within the Space industry to help create and maintain websites, applications and databases in accordance with Agile methodology.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Minimum of 96 UCAS points or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications


  • T Level and A Level qualifications in science and engineering subject areas, and level 3 qualifications (such as BTEC, City & Guilds or Cambridge Technicals), in science and engineering  


  • An understanding of Object Oriented Principles
  • Good problem solving skills
  • A solid foundation in C# or Java
  • An interest in programming and technology
  • Knowledge of software architecture and design patterns


  • 37 hours per week //  Half day Fridays!* // 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays // Pension // Success share // Plus many more flexible benefits! 

*Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.*

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Job ID Number: JR10145522
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