Group UK Software Engineering Apprenticeship (Level 6)

Aggregate function:  Technology
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Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  24 Feb 2024
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Apprenticeship type: Level 6 Software Engineering

Start date: 16 September 2024
Duration of programme: 32 months
Location: Newbury
Application close date: 29 February 2024

Vodafone is rapidly shifting gears to support the accelerated digital transformation that society is undergoing.  You could be one of our software engineers who will lead the way forward as we deliver new generation connectivity globally, at scale, and tomorrow’s digital infrastructure.

We have Software teams embedded across Technology including in IoT, Unified Communications, Public Cloud Services, and internal systems. Whichever of our world-class teams you join as an apprentice, you’ll help us realize our vision of the digital future.

What you’ll do

  • Gain knowledge in Systems Development, Solution Architecture, Designing & Developing Products for the Internet of Things, Planning & Implementing Dev Ops, and more.
  • Work with production Software Engineering teams, evolving our internal and customer facing systems with real responsibility from day one.
  • Create new code across the whole software development lifecycle and design software components and write and deploy software to our production systems with your team.
  • Build collaborative relationships with different teams working on fast paced projects within the business.

Who you are

  • Keen to explore the world of software engineering with a real passion for all things tech.
  • Have already had a go at coding and are familiar with basic concepts and at least one programming language.
  • Critical thinking mindset when analyzing requirements and ability to spot pattens.
  • Able to communicate effectively and enjoys working as an individual and as part of a large team when applying problem-solving.
  • Willingness to adapt and learn in a rapidly changing tech landscape keeping up with the new technologies.

What’s in it for you
Hands-On Education: You’ll gain a combination of virtual classroom and on-the-job learning alongside industry leaders in all things software engineering who will share their knowledge with you.
Training and Development: Expect to become a software engineering expert capable of using the lates software development languages, produce and test high quality code and create robust software designs.
Skills & Tools: You’ll learn how to keep up with evolving technologies creating a continuous learning and improvement mindset and be on the front line of tech innovation.
Earn & Learn: Apprenticeships at Vodafone are your platform to kick-start your career in a company that’s ready to invest in you. We create a safe place for you to learn in a diverse and inclusive workplace with a salary + benefits that we’re sure you’re going to love!
End Result: You’ll have a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions on the Software Engineering Pathway alongside years of world class industry experience.

More reasons to join us:

  • We offer flexible working options that enable you to excel in a way that suits your needs.
  • Competitive annual salary of £22,650 - £24,650 plus annual performance bonus.
  • 28 days’ holiday plus 5 days’ charity leave when you can volunteer for a cause of your choice.
  • Quarterly 'Spirit' days to focus on your wellbeing and mental health.
  • Industry leading learning tools, market leading parental leave policies.
  • An extensive and flexible benefits package including employee discounts, enhanced pension contributions and retail discounts.

Eligibility to apply
Age: You must be at least 18 years old on or before 16 September 2024.
Qualifications: GCSEs in English & Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications and 3 A Levels including ICT or Maths gained by August 2024 or equivalent qualifications*
Residence: To have the right to work in the UK and to have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more.
Disqualifiers: You must not currently be enrolled into full time education, and you must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject).

Together we can
We know that everyone is unique, with multiple aspects to their identity and different experiences behind them. Recognising this is fundamental to how we approach inclusion at Vodafone. Similarly, our networks work collaboratively, share best practices and take a truly inclusive approach to amplify the voices of all our people and communities. We’re proud of our networks and will continue to champion individuality through them: ‘Multicultural Inclusion Network, Black Professionals Network and Friends, Gender Equality Network, Women in Business Network, LGBT+ Friends Network and VodABILITY Network’.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request as part of your recruitment journey, for example, extended time or breaks in between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, or assistive technology, please refer to the Accessibility section of our Careers website ( under Career Support, for guidance.

Apply now!
Ready to shape the future and be part of a world-class specialist team? Apply now and let's start this journey together.


*Equivalent qualifications include but not limited to a level 3 Apprenticeship in a similar subject, an International Baccalaureate Higher Level at Level 3 including Maths or ICT or a BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits) in a similar subject

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.