V01973 - Software Engineer Degree Apprentice BAE SYSTEMS PLC

During a four-year Degree Apprenticeship you will be trained to take responsibility for the development, installation, configuration, testing and maintenance of systems whilst ensuring the highest quality and service. You will study for a degree that will grow your knowledge and competence around the technologies used in your placements.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Engineering Professional you will provide technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of areas including software engineering, network infrastructure and cyber security analysis.

You will also enable the businesses to develop new products and services, using digital technologies. 

During this Degree Apprenticeship some of the work placements will also require you to rotate to different sites in the southern region, enabling you to experience different disciplines and projects.

The training you will be getting

 •    BSc (Honours) in Digital and Technology Solutions, with a specialism in Software Engineering. 
•    At the end of the apprenticeship you will obtain a nationally recognised Apprenticeship Completion Certificate.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Maths, double Science & English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other A-Level of C or above (Grade at 96 UCAS Tariff points) Essential
Other DMM profile in an Engineering or IT Award (Grade Merit or above) Essential

About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024