Back End Software Developer Apprentice CODEWEAVERS LIMITED

The back-end application team is responsible for building all things server side. We split ourselves across the business working in mixed discipline delivery squads. These squads work with the rest of the business to help shape their product roadmaps. You will work closely with your product delivery squad to build robust, well-engineered solutions.

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

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    All details will be confirmed upon interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    7 available

What you will do in your working day

Although you will spend most of the time with your squad, the front-end application team works closely to push our engineering practices and architecture forward. Software craft and learning is a big part of being a Codeweavers developer. 


On a day-to-day basis, your responsibilities will be:

  • Working closely with the product owners, account manager and end users to translate business problems into platform solutions
  • Working with your delivery team to implement well engineered solutions from your delivery squad's roadmap
  • Breaking work down into small deliverables that can be rapidly released
  • Collaborating with the rest of the team to drive our standards, solutions, and practices forward

The training you will be getting

Why choose our Software Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship?

Our Software Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship gives learners advance skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems. Learners will also gain an understanding on advanced programming, systems and software development projects.
Software Development is at the heart of digital transformation. With demand for services to be consumed online by both clients and employees increasing exponentially, software developers are in high demand. Software Engineers build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. 

QA’s Software Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Build advanced skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems
  • Receive training on end-to-end software dev stack, as opposed to hyper-focusing on one area of development
  • Develop more advanced applications

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. 

Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.


  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays + 1 for each year of service 
  • Take your birthday as an additional holiday 
  • One wellness day a year 
  • A great social scene including an annual sports day and an awesome Christmas party 
  • Kaizen time - Half a day each week dedicated to learning and self-development 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Experience with C# or Java


Other Software Development (Grade Level 3 Apprenticeship) Essential

About the employer

Rapid feedback is essential to how we deliver high quality software at Codeweavers. We deploy small, incremental changes to production hundreds of times a day. We are proud of our engineering culture; continuous improvement and learning is at our core.  We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of our industry embracing change whenever it is needed.




16 & 17 Waterfront Way


ST16 2HQ

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Training provider


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

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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: 25 Jun 2024