First Databank Europe Ltd

Apprentice Software Developer - Degree (Level 6)

First Databank Europe Ltd (Employer)

University of Exeter (Training Provider)

Annual wage £13,500.00
37.5 hours per week Our office is open Monday - Friday and our primary hours are between 09:00 - 17:30. Shifts to be confirmed
4 years (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
2 positions available
30 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Looking to take your first step into software engineering and development? Want to earn while you learn and work on innovative solutions that benefit people across the globe on a daily basis? If so, you could be the Apprentice Software Developer we’re looking for.


As an Apprentice Software Engineer, you will learn how FDB designs, develops and brings software solutions to market.

While you’ll spend the majority of your time in our Exeter office, you’ll be required to attend the University of Exeter on three occasions for up to four days at a time during the academic year. You’ll also spend one day per working week completing university work via an online learning environment.

Here is just some of what your apprenticeship will involve:

  • Working in a Developer role to understand customer requirements
  • Following Agile methodologies for the design, development and acceptance of software solutions
  • Engaging with colleagues to increase your awareness of the business
  • Creating product code and performing code reviews for your team
  • Learning about requirements analysis, specification definition, data analysis and project management

Future Prospects

  • Strong, high-performing candidates can expect to be rewarded appropriately throughout the academic period and potentially at its conclusion with an offer of permanent employment at FDB

Reality Check

  • Does the idea of making a healthier world interest you? Is a long career in software development for you? Is having a real-world impact important to you? Do you like to be challenged and learn many new skills and talents? If all of this resonates with you and you relish hard work and have a strong desire to succeed, then this apprenticeship is for you

Your Benefits:

  • Salary starting at £13,500 per annum plus bonus (up to 5%)
  • All tuition fees paid for the BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions course
  • Company lunches and parties
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days’ holiday + Bank Holidays with the option to purchase up to 5 more days
  • Discount schemes
  • Health cashback plan
  • Earn your degree whilst gaining valuable industry experience
  • The chance to play an active role in taking healthcare products to market
  • The opportunity to continue advancing your career with FDB after you’ve finished your apprenticeship

Skills Required

  • Self - motivated; takes accountability and balances both work and study and life priorities
  • A team player who can be trusted to deliver own workload on-time
  • A pro-active member of the team enthusiastically engaging with colleagues across the business to understand others’ needs and to adapt accordingly
  • You have great ideas and can see these through to completion

Qualities Required

  • Enjoy exploring new coding challenges and languages, with great accuracy and attention to detail, able to manage workload across academic and corporate priorities

Qualifications Required

  • Achieved (or be predicted to achieve) grades AAB at A-level (or equivalent: IB 34/665, BTEC: DDD)

Training Provided

Degree level Digital and Technology Solutions Professional apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • BSc Digital and Technology Solutions degree from the University of Exeter
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