Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

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Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Software development is big business for Sainsbury’s. Online shopping and digital channels are growing fast so our software development teams have a key role in improving and innovating to create the best experience for our customers. That’s why our teams are expanding.

We need apprentices! This is a brilliant opportunity to join a two year structured apprenticeship programme. You’ll combine college education with on-the-job learning.

Based in our vibrant Store Support Centre in Holborn, London, our apprentices earn a starting salary of £20,000 which could rise to £30,000 by the end of the two year scheme.

We’re passionate about nurturing talent. During your apprenticeship, we’ll keep a close eye on your development, with regular reviews to make sure you get all the support, training and resources you'll need to succeed.

Is it for you?

We’re looking for apprentices who love the idea of working in the fast paced retail world and are motivated to succeed. With that attitude, you’ll get the max from your training programme. It kicks off with a six week bootcamp where you’ll develop your technical skills and knowledge. Then you’ll be working on real projects alongside our experienced software development team, using and extending your abilities.

During the programme, you’ll learn coding languages like Java, PHP, Python, JavaScript and Golang. There’ll also be specialist training courses throughout the programme, each lasting one or two weeks. They’ll equip you with technical and business skills that our software developers need to work on every stage of the software development lifecycle. By the end of two years, you’ll be a fully-fledged software developer, ready to take on a challenging, autonomous role.

What you need to apply?

You don’t need any previous experience of coding in the workplace. You just need to be able to show us your passion for technology, enthusiasm for a career at Sainsbury’s and desire to make the most of this opportunity. We’d love to consider you if you:

As the apprenticeship is part funded by the government those who hold a higher qualification than a Level 4 are not eligible to apply for the scheme. A Level 4 qualification is equivalent to a foundation degree.

  • can handle the challenge of studying at the same time as working in an energetic environment
  • have a Level 3 qualification or equivalent*
  • have a grade C in GCSE Maths and English

For funding reasons, you also need to be settled in UK and have been a resident in the UK or European Union for the last three years or more.

If you have any questions about the apprenticeship, please email apprentice.recruit@sainsburys.co.uk

* Level 3 or equivalent means A Levels (2 or more advanced level passes); 4 or more AS Levels; QCF Diploma Level 3; QAA Access to HE; Advanced 14-19 Diploma; GNVQ Advanced; NVQ Level 3; AVCE double award; Tech levels which are in the 16-19 Performance Tables; Early Years Educator qualifications which are 30 credits or more (or 300 guided learning hours or more); QCF Certificate at Level 3 which is 30 or 36 credits.