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Software Developer Apprentice

We’re looking for someone with a desire to learn and contribute to become an Apprentice Software Developer. You will receive full training, support and development throughout the 3 year program and gain formal qualifications alongside additional training in both the Technology and the Investment Management domains. Once you’ve learned the basics, you will get to join multiple different established in-house development teams working on cutting edge Investment Management software solutions. This will be on a rotational basis giving you the opportunity to experience different types of development work in different business areas. We’re open to people from any background, so if you need help with the application process, do let us know!

Company Info 

As a company, to be one of the world's largest Asset Managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurances brands, we are diverse by our very nature. And we're a company that wants to use our diversity and influence to make society better in the long term - for everyone. To do this we need to be a company that welcomes everyone, where everyone can succeed. 

Role Summary/ Responsibilities

  • Learn to develop software using the Java programming language
  • Spend 20% of your time on formal college training with our apprenticeship training provider
  • Follow mentoring as specified
  • Work as part of a software development team on real business applications
  • Be active in developer team meetings to keep colleagues informed and to create a forum for knowledge sharing

Skills & Competencies:

  • Genuine interest in software development - please add something, if possible, to your application to show this, e.g. Your GitHub account or a description of what you’ve done in regard to software development
  • Willingness & aptitude to learn new skills
  • Problem Solver
  • Demonstrates a pro-active, self-motivated and positive attitude
  • Good communication
  • Collaborates well as part of a team

Academic Qualifications:

  • A-levels (or equivalent) in Maths or Science related subjects

Work Experience – Desirable (but NOT required):

  • Applied Programming (any language)

What you will achieve

  • Have obtained level 4 qualification or university degree (towards the end of your level 4 apprenticeship we offer you the choice to continue to do a full degree or convert to a junior developer straight away)
  • Build according to technical direction and established patterns
  • Use a number of tools and other programming languages where necessary
  • Follow application & component level design, working to standards and patterns
  • Propose solutions and agree those with a Senior/Lead Developer
  • Follow coding standards and ensure compliance with quality measures
  • Provide 3rd line support where required
  • Contribute to the team ownership view of the platforms/systems you work on (everyone owns the code)
  • Ensure code is tested in accordance with the guidelines
  • Cope with context switching and work to deadlines
  • Help the next group of apprentices find their feet.
  • Be given cake…


  • 22 days holiday plus public holidays
  • Pension 5% non-contributory plus up to a 5% match
  • Range of employee benefits like cycle to work scheme, gym discount, free eye test etc.
  • Apprenticeship discounts such as reduced cost oyster card

Location: London

Salary: £23,000

Closing Date: 30/07/2021