Apprentice Software Developer BLACKDICE CYBER LIMITED

Are you looking for a career where you can use your passion for problem-solving and an eye for detail to positively impact the lives of millions of people and businesses? Look no further! We are excited to announce an excellent opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds with no prior experience to join our software development team.

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Workplace pension, 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, 24/7 counselling, in person therapy sessions and suite of tools that support mental health

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm with 1-hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprenticeship Overview:

We have an amazing opportunity for a Software Developer Apprentice to join our team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow your skills in software development while contributing to meaningful projects and product development. The purpose of the software developer role involves designing, creating and maintaining software applications, systems, and solutions. Software developers play a crucial role in the software development lifecycle, from conceptualising an idea to delivering a functional and high-quality product.

As an Apprentice, you will work under the guidance of experienced developers and collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop innovative software solutions.

Your responsibilities will grow with you as you build your knowledge and skills. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding or and skills in:

  • Design and planning
  • Coding and implementation
  • Testing
  • Version control and collaboration tools
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Problem solving
  • Documentation
  • Adaptation to new technologies
  • Maintenance and updates
  • Security and quality
  • User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)

About You:

This programme caters to applicants from all walks of life, with no prior experience required. We believe that a diverse team leads to better innovation and problem-solving, so we invite all individuals interested in exploring the exciting world of software testing to apply.

We’re looking for someone who has passion and is solutions-driven, demonstrating an aptitude for learning, attention to detail, and a willingness to pick up and try things in unfamiliar situations. We do not believe in failure, only learning.

You are a person who:

  • Takes ownership of their work
  • Takes initiative in seeking support when needed
  • Wants to develop their skills and learning
  • Applies prior learning to new challenges
  • Shows ability to learn, apply, and adapt new tools
  • Has the pragmatism to know when to apply new methods
  • Shows collaboration skills with clear and concise communication
  • Contributes to a powerful team working environment
  • Demonstrates good attention to detail
  • Finds and reports issues systematically
  • Is customer-focused
  • Has the user at the heart of your quality approach
  • Has already completed Level 3 qualifications at school or college
  • Does not already have more than 6 months professional experience working as a Software Developer
  • Is willing to commit to completing a Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship over an approximate duration of 18-months
  • Is attracted by the progression opportunities at BlackDice that will follow, based on successful completion of this course

You will get hands-on training and mentorship from experienced professionals in the software testing and software development fields. We will provide a supportive and inclusive work culture that values diversity and personal growth. You will be one of the reasons why we are able to grow our business and change the lives of millions of people, and if you successfully complete your Apprenticeship, you will be offered a permanent role.

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

As part of the Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship standard, you’ll be registered as a member with the British Computer Society and be on a fast track to an industry recognised qualification and your dedicated industry coach will support you through a blended approach that will include remote, in person, 1-2-1 and group learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After the successful completion of your apprentice you'll be able to continue to develop your career in software development or you may want to explore other roles within the company. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grade Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Science, Computer Science or similar (Grade A - C) Essential

About the employer

We are BlackDice Cyber and we believe that individuals, families and businesses deserve to have safe and secure interactions online. We provide artificial intelligence enabled cyber security solutions to internet service providers so they can protect their customers. Our mission is to be the leading market innovator, continuously pushing the boundaries of cyber solutions that are easy to use, accessible and available to everyone. We can’t do this without making sure our software solutions are of the highest quality and meet our customers’ expectations. What is of equal importance is the working environment we create for our small but growing team. Our company values are: curiosity, inclusivity, collaboration, honesty and kindness. We work hard to live these values in our everyday work and above all else we are looking for people to join our team who value the same things. Do you feel inspired to help us on this mission?




Sovereign Chambers

46 Park Place


LS12 2RY

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2023