Apprentice Software Engineer

Selby, United Kingdom
Job Type


Apprentice Software Engineer

Salary £15,500

Are you an IT whizz, or perhaps you build computers or write programs in your spare time?  Would you like to get paid while you learn to develop and configure IT solutions? If this sounds like you, then you might want to join us as our Software Engineering Apprentice.

About the Role
Our Software Engineering Manager Guy is looking for an Apprentice to join his team of 7 at our power station in Selby. Over the course of two years, you’ll work as part of the Software Engineering team, developing, configuring, and delivering software for in-house solutions (under the guidance of your mentors of course).

You’ll work across the wider IT team including 3rd parties to help develop solutions and solve problems to drive improvements across the business. You’ll also work closely with Analysts, Business Contacts and Architecture functions to ensure understanding of Business priorities and adherence of high-level designs and coding standards.

You’ll collaborate with members of the team and business potentially across multiple office locations. You’ll plan and agree work for yourself within a team dynamic and ensure any changes are planned with support from team members and delivered to specification, quality standards, and in agreed timescales. And on occasion you may need to travel other sites or customer/partner sites or provide out of hours deployment support.

Alongside your day-to-day responsibilities you’ll be studying towards your Software Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship. You’ll learn to build advanced skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems. You’ll receive training on end-to-end software dev stack, as opposed to hyper-focusing on one area of development and you’ll develop more advanced applications.

As an apprentice at Drax we’ll support your learning both on the job and with your personal development and soft skills, bringing out the best in you. Alongside from the support from your manager and teammates you’ll receive support from our development team. We’ll give you the opportunity to learn, grow and take the first step into an exciting career. Upon competition of the contract, you’ll have gained the skills to deliver IT solutions to a high standard across modern technologies.

About You
You’ll have good analysis and problem-solving skills alongside strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and you’ll be a team player who can build relationships effectively.
You might have experience of developing applications, programming languages, frameworks, and platforms, knowledge of SLDC or maybe development environments and tools. Ultimately, you’ll demonstrate a passion and desire to learn new technology.

To be eligible for this apprenticeship you must have completed one of the qualifications below:

  • a level 3 software Development Apprenticeship or equivalent, or
  • An A-Level in Science, technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject and a successful completion of Aptitude test, or
  • A BTEC Diploma in IT and a successful completion of Aptitude test, or
  • 2 years’ experience in a relevant role and successful completion of Aptitude test

About Drax
We’re one of the largest energy generators in the UK, we operate a generation portfolio of sustainable biomass, hydro-electric and pumped hydro storage assets across four sites in England and Scotland.

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