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Apprenticeships

Aerospace Software Development Engineer

Software Apprentice
Our Aerospace Software Developer Degree Apprenticeships could be the perfect first step for you into the world of software development.

What does the apprenticeship include?

 
This four-year Aerospace Software Development Degree Apprenticeship provides the opportunity to work within our Military Air and Information business along with the opportunity to study for a Foundation Degree on a part time basis at a local HE establishment, and the potential to continue on an Honours Degree programme, dependent on individual performance and business needs.
 
As an Aerospace Software Development Degree Apprentice you will become highly trained and closely mentored within the software discipline. This ensures that we deliver the right engineers to that discipline with exactly the right match of skills and knowledge to work within our technical environments.

Opportunities available at our Preston, Brough and Yeovil locations.
 

The elements of a typical apprenticeship programme for this opportunity are shown in the diagram below:

At the end of the scheme you will have had a good mix of academic and work-based learning experiences to ensure you develop the skills that will support you and the business in the future. 
 
 

What is the salary?

 
From day one you will be earning a competitive salary with increases related to performance against objectives and behaviours.

 

What are the entry requirements?

 

To apply for the Aerospace Software Developer Degree Apprenticeship you’ll require:

Five GCSE's grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Double Science AND 240/96 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding UCAS points gained at AS level) to include Maths plus at least one further STEM based subject excluding general studies.  

Applicants will also be expected to be medically fit for the role, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. 

 

What are my future job prospects?

 
Upon completion of your apprenticeship, typical roles include the design, development and production of both airborne and ground based software including (but not limited to) for test equipment, training systems and simulators, structural health monitoring, spares and logistical support systems, communications command and control systems etc.
 

What do our apprentices say?

 
Jack, Software Engineering Degree Apprentice.
 
"Working at BAE Systems involves discovering amazing new things, from learning how to fly aircraft on the simulators to programming your own software. My favourite part of the job is knowing the work I do is beneficial to the products we deliver. Instead of being given tasks where I may not feel particularly useful, I know that I am developing software that will help push up the quality of the product."