Software Engineer Degree Apprentice

Salary: £17,000 per annum

Based in Shoreditch, London

**Free degree**

**An excellent opportunity to grow a career fast**

We are seeking a full-time software engineer apprentice to develop new automations and systems at the company. The work will be centred around working with management to streamline our technical staff who specialise in designing the structures of residential projects.

Other titles for this role: DevOps Engineer, Full Stack Developer or Coding Engineer.

The salary builds quickly as it is an apprenticeship programme. By the end of the apprenticeship, the salary is estimated to be £32,000 per annum.

The role

You will be responsible for creating automations and developing our systems under the direction of both technical and non-technical staff. The challenge of the job will come from understanding real-world problems and translating them into efficient code and process flows using the Microsoft Power Platform and the Office 365 Business package, including SharePoint.

The role also includes helping to maintain our existing hardware and software, mainly using Microsoft Intune.

The role will evolve quickly as you become more experienced and knowledgeable through the university course. The following will always remain at the core of the role:

  • Investigate new technologies and their suitability to us.
  • Create technical specifications which can be understood by non-technical people.
  • Develop existing systems by analysing and identifying areas for modification
  • Write and test code, refining and rewriting, rollout and storing.
  • Maintain systems by monitoring and correcting software defects.
  • Continually update your technical knowledge and skills.

You will be working in an office environment and so good communication skills are key as you will collaborate frequently with many members of staff.

A typical day

9 am – 11 am: Review the performance of a part of the IT infrastructure, tweak existing code based on feedback from users and error logs.

11 am – 12 pm: Have a meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss the roadblocks you are facing with the development of the next software rollout.

12 pm – 1 pm: Prepare designs for software coding using flow diagrams and researching alternative options.

2 pm – 4 pm: Write code for projects you are working on.

4 pm – 5 pm: Testing and rolling out new pieces of code ensuring feedback loops are present.

5 pm – 5.30 pm: Housekeeping, liaising with other staff and reporting on your day’s progress.

Previous experience

  • You must have 120 UCAS points in A levels (or equivalent) with maths included as a subject.
  • No prior work experience is required.
  • You must not have any degree or other higher education qualifications.
  • You will demonstrate a passion for the industry and will be up to date with current trends in the field.
  • You must have full eligibility to work in the UK.


Once settled into the business, we would select an appropriate Degree Level Apprenticeship for you to enrol on. We believe the Digital & Technology Solutions Professional Apprenticeship with London South Bank University (LSBU) is a good choice. These apprenticeships typically take 4 years, and you receive a BSc degree on successful completion.

You do not need to pay for any training costs and therefore this is an excellent way to get a degree for free. See details here:

Who are we?

Blue Engineering is a leading structural engineering consultancy, specialising in residential refurbishment and new bespoke home projects. We are unique in the industry due to the way we go about solving problems and growing the business. Most of the staff at the company are Structural Engineers, with a growing highly effective support team in place.

We are a group of 35 staff and have a great office in Shoreditch, London. You will be joining a forward-thinking group all working towards supplying our Clients with the best products and services.


Blue Engineering offer all staff a wealth of benefits which we are continually seeking to improve. We provide the ability to buy more holidays, flexible working, interest-free loans, the cycle to work scheme, matched charitable donations, financial coaching, access to the annual personal development fund, paid NHS prescriptions, eye tests, working from home support, two-week quarantine allowance, referral rewards, subsidised design and make projects, cross-company partnerships, 5-a-side football, an annual trip away and a fun Christmas afternoon party to top it off.

How to apply

In around June/July this year, we will look to start our recruitment process for these vacancies. Until then, please follow this link to register your interest so that we can contact you with how to apply when that time comes!

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship


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