Developer Degree Apprentice



Training Provider:

Univ Of Essex

Wage Competitive salary
37.5 hours per week 37.5 hours a week (7.5 hours a day) Core Hours: 10.00am - 4.15pm, shifts TBC.
duration: 3 years
start: 2 September 2019
Degree(level 6)
Digital and technology solutions professional (apprenticeship standard)
31 July 2019 (application closing date)
Our Technology Team is crucial in ensuring that they help contribute to the development of Phlexglobal products. Our apprenticeship scheme is aimed at people who have a passion for learning and want to start a career in technology.


Vacancy Description

As a Software Developer Apprentice, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Development team with designing, building and delivering code (in accordance with Software Development Life Cycle procedures)
  • Ensuring all code is performant and tested prior to peer review
  • Participating in daily stand-ups
  • Participating in peer review (where applicable)
  • Continued personal development of coding and testing skills
  • Assisting with development support of Software Applications
  • Ad hoc projects as required within Technology department
  • Developing an understanding of: The business context and how the Developer role fits; Computer Architectures; Programming Concepts; Networking; Web Development; Object Oriented Systems Development; Web Applications; Design Patterns; Data Structures & Algorithms

On successful completion of Year 1 (12-15 months) you will further specialise in software development and continue to work towards a BA Hons in Digital and Technology Solutions. By specialising in software you should be able to design, build and test high-quality software solutions. You will be aiming to apply engineering principles to all stages of the software development process, from requirements, analysis and design to development. Not only will you receive invaluable learning, development and professional experience, you will also gain a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions.

Future Prospects

  • There might be the opportunity to apply for vacancies at the end of the apprenticeship

Reality Check

For the first term (October-December) of Year 1 and 2, you will be studying at the University of Essex and you will need to attend full time. The rest of the time will be spent working with Phlexglobal in Colchester, Essex and undertaking distance learning.

Skills Required

  • You are able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • You have a deep interest in software development and a strong willingness to learn
  • You have a hands-on attitude, flexible, adaptable and proactive
  • You can follow a list of guidelines and instructions (verbal or written) to deliver results and meet deadlines
  • You seek and respond well to feedback

Qualities Required

  • You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • Living in the UK or in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years
  • Not be registered to study on a UK government funded course ending August 2019

Qualifications Required


  • A-levels (BBB) or equivalent Level 3 qualifications
  • English (C/4) and Maths (B/5) Level 2 (minimum) or equivalent
  • or later


  • Knowledge of .NET, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, C#, MVC

Training Provided

BSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering).

More information regarding the modules studied during this apprenticeship can be found here:

During your time with Phlex Global you will build your skills that will include:

  • Classroom based training hosted offsite at the University of Essex
  • On-the-job training program
  • Mentoring from our software developers