Digital and Technology Solutions Apprentice (Software Engineer) Continental Engineering Services

The role will provide an excellent opportunity to start your career in the field of software engineering based in our Burgess Hill office. As an apprentice, you will contribute to the delivery of state-of-the-art software while gaining industrial experience in a vibrant and multinational team.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual salary increases awarded. Benefits include private healthcare, discounted gym memberships and spa packages, 23 days holiday plus an extended Christmas shut down, tech-loan scheme, electric car scheme, discounts on Continental tyres.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (including day release to attend University). Hybrid / flexible working opportunities.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will learn through engaging in real software projects, developing software tools to support in-car embedded solutions and implementing IT tools supporting the long-term business development. 

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Take part in the development of computer algorithm
  • Design and develop embedded software in C/C++ to production delivery standards
  • Perform software tests by developing automation tools (e.g. Python), simulation (e.g. 3D and vehicle dynamics), as well as live testing in vehicles
  • Support optimisation of software on embedded platform
  • Develop and implement IT tools to support business efficiency
  • Work as part of a multi-skilled Agile team, share own knowledge and improve through feedback from other team players
  • Deliver value to our customers as part of our international project teams

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

BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A guaranteed role at £30,000 per annum to be offered upon satisfactory completion of the four-year course and on the job performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Focussed, Research and Reporting Skills, Interest in engineering, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6+) Essential
A Level or equivalent Computer Science (Grade C+) Desired

Things to consider

We are looking for a minimum of three A Levels at Grade C or above and keen interest in engineering and software development and their automotive applications. As a key part of your role, one day a week you will undertake your course on campus at University of Chichester, working towards completion of the Level Six, Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer) Apprenticeship.

About the employer

The Automotive industry is in a dynamic environment with the development of technology to enable driver assistance systems and vehicle autonomy. We contribute to this development from innovative concepts right through to the delivery of solutions into production. In addition to the core Automotive business, we have the flexibility to take the technology developed and apply this to other industries. We work directly with customers, but also in collaboration with the global Continental Engineering teams. At Continental, all employees share four fundamental corporate values. They form the roots of our corporate culture: Trust, Passion To Win, Freedom To Act, and For One Another. We are convinced that only in an environment shaped by those values can essential and pioneering services, solutions and input be created.


Continental Engineering Services


Unit 2 York Road

Burgess Hill

West Sussex

RH15 9TT

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Training provider



Hayley Scanlon

Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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