Junior Software Engineer Apprenticeship- 20k Salary!

American Express

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  • Apprenticeships
  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Creative & Digital Media
  • Electronic Engineering

You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.

Our Apprenticeship Programme has been designed to nurture our next generation of technical specialists and leaders.  We’ll provide you with continuous training and development, 20% in house classroom based training with 80% on the  job learning. With a tailored development plan and opportunities to increase your skills throughout, you'll receive support  in your placement team from your leader, buddy and mentor to aid you in securing a longer term role in one of our teams,  a competitive salary along with other generous benefits.

As an Apprentice Software Engineer in our Technology organisation, you will be part of a small, co-located, Agile  engineering team. You will be given the training to be able to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and  implement them.

You will gain hands-on experience of coding in your team, and furthermore you’ll have the opportunity to take part in  activities such as networking with external start-ups, competing in hackathons and supporting local community work.

By working with American Express employees and external training providers you will be given the training and support to  be able to do the following:


  • Develop Software as part of a team.
  • Contribute to design, development, troubleshooting, debugging, evaluating, modifying, deploying and documenting software and systems that meet the needs of customer-facing applications, business applications, and/or internal end  user applications.


You’ll undertake a Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship as part of your role.


Key responsibilities:


  • Function as an active member of an agile team through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation)
  • Debug basic software components and identify code defects for remediation
  • Provide support for ongoing production application availability
  • Review requirements/ user stories and corresponding designs
  • Contribute to software builds from software source code management repository
  • Participate in code reviews and automated build script testing.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


Required skills:


  • A Levels preferably grade B or above (or equivalent ie BTEC) in STEM related subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
  • Some prior coding knowledge/experience in at least one programming language
  • Fluent English communication
  • Strong passion for technology
  • Committed to learning new techniques, skills and frameworks
  • Good communication skills, proactive, selfmotivated and positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and within a team framework.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

22 month contract

assessment day on the 16th May 2019

Application closed

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