Software Engineering Apprenticeship - Level 3 - York

  • Balfour Beatty
  • York, UK
  • 11 Feb, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering IT Technician

Job Description

Apprentice Software Engineer – Level 3 – York

Qualifications needed – 5 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C in Maths, ICT & English or equivalent

Closing Date – applications are open until 29th April 2019, however we reserve the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before this date.

About Balfour Beatty and what we do: 

Do you want to work for a worldwide, market leading Company? A company that has delivered some of the most iconic projects, globally over the last 100 years, with market leading capabilities across the construction, services and rail sectors? Then we have an amazing opportunity for you – based in York.


Take a look at what we do at: 

Balfour Beatty is the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever changing business.


About the role: 

We have a new exciting opportunity to work as a Software Engineer Apprentice. This role with give you the opportunity to work for a market leading company, whilst gaining valuable skills and experience to ensure you develop to your full potential throughout the apprenticeship.


What the apprenticeship will offer: 

As a Software Engineer Apprentice you will contribute to software projects within Balfour Beatty Rail Technologies by undertaking analysis, design, and development activities in line with the business software development process, software quality plans, and all other internal quality processes.

You will also contribute to the development of robust maintainable software for projects allocated by the business.

What you'll be doing

  • Assist in the development of a product or service which meets a specification agreed with the relevant work manager
  • To assist in the production of documentation to support each part of the delivery process
  • To support the full project lifecycle as required from requirements capture through to final testing.
  • To agree any changes to plan and resources with relevant project manager
  • To work alongside software developers for the purpose of analysis, design, development and testing of allocated software deliverable.
  • To assist in the on-going provision of technical support for existing products or services
  • To provide second line support to users as required.

Who we're looking for

  • 5 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C in Maths, ICT (Information and Communication Technology ) and English or equivalent grades
  • A keen interest in Technical and Engineering pursuits within the Rail Industry
  • Appreciation of software development and testing practices
  • To be able to work with Word, Excel and other MS applications.
  • The ability to prioritise workload
  • To be able to communicate with a range of different people
  • Undertake personal training and development as required in order to build own skills, knowledge and competence.
  • You will have a have a friendly, flexible approach to your working day and a willingness to work with and support colleagues
  • To understand the importance of Health & Safety and how it fits into your role and the wider business.

Why work for us

We offer a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package. Your professional institution fees and training will be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme visit the website and view the profiles of our current apprentices across the Group.

To apply online, please click below:

Closing Date – applications are open until 29th April 2019, however we reserve the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before this date.

Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible as CVs will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Two Ticks”) symbol and we are a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.