Software Developer Degree Apprenticeship Yokogawa Marex, a division of Yokogawa UK Ltd

Work within a Software Development team in the design and implementation of software products and solutions, whilst obtaining a BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer) Degree. Providing you with hands on experience to support your university studies. Monday - Friday, including one day a week at Solent University.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary in line with those for an apprenticeship, funded travel during apprenticeship, Pension with company contribution of 5%, Death in Service cover, bonus scheme, healthcare scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Working week

    Working hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 7.5 hours, Friday 7 hours. Flexibility will be required to meet customer and business needs. Exact working hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Production and review of requirements, functional and design specifications, for the development of complex software solutions deployed in mission critical environments
  • Development and modification of software components adhering to quality standards in line with requirement, functional and design specifications
  • Review software components for compliance to quality standards
  • Production and review of test specifications to carry out white box testing in line with the appropriate quality metrics
  • Planning, design, and development of automated unit tests to improve efficiency and test recurrence
  • Creation and testing of software release media to include the relevant installation packages and documentation (user, installation, and release)
  • Diagnosis and assistance to other departments/teams for software issues including usability, configuration, and coding related problems
  • Optimise the use of technology in the development of software solutions

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Obtaining a BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer) Degree.

A healthy work-life balance, with a hybrid working pattern (currently in trial), working from home and the office. You should live within commutable distance to our premises in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
The successful candidate will need to be willing to travel (ferry tickets funded by the company) once a week to Solent University Southampton for day release starting September 2023.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once the degree is completed/passed the apprentice should continue to a permanent position within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C or above)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Computer Science (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or above) Essential

About the employer

Yokogawa provides advanced technologies and services in the areas of measurement, control, and information to customers across a broad range of industries, including energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, food, and water. Our aim is to shape a better future for our planet through supporting the energy transition, (bio)technology, artificial intelligence, industrial cybersecurity, etc.


Yokogawa Marex, a division of Yokogawa UK Ltd


Marex House

34 Medina Road


PO31 7DA


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

For further information about this vacancy or to apply, please contact with your CV and covering letter illustrating experiences and successes at your previous roles and education, even where these are less relevant to the role. The successful candidate will also need to apply to the University when indicated. Yokogawa Marex will assist and support the process. All applications to be submitted by email. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Mar 2023