Employer description: 

STCS is a Gateshead based digital and software technology company with a history spanning more than 30 years and with a range of customers including Government, NHS, BT, local authorities, universities, and many others. We build and support a wide range of software systems, services and websites using industry leading technologies and we have a good track record of training those entering the software industry. 


Degree Apprenticeships in Software Engineering.

Would you like to start a career in software engineering, study for a degree, earn a salary whilst you are studying, and have all course fees paid by the Government and your employer? 

We are always looking to add the right people to our talented team, if you think you have skills and experience that will make us take notice then we’d love to hear from you. 

If this sounds interesting, then read on.

Main role:

At present we are seeking candidates to join our Degree Apprenticeship scheme to study for a degree whilst learning on the job alongside our existing team of experienced software engineers. The scheme runs over four years and you will spend 80% of your time working in an STCS team building real products and 20% of your time studying for your degree. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • You’ll help to develop and expand our digital and software offering.
  • Exploring the latest technologies and methodologies in both front and backend development, you’ll find new and interesting ways for the agency to help clients use digital to hit their goals.
  • This means you’ll stay up to speed with emerging industry trends and have the confidence to make suggestions where necessary. 
  • Required skills and personal qualities: [The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:]

  • Genuine enthusiasm for software and technology generally
  • Good communication skills
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • The qualifications necessary to follow the degree 
  • Ability to integrate comfortably within a team 
  • Entry requirements:

    A Level 3 qualification in a relevant area in any grade. Acceptable qualifications include:

  • A levels in one or more similar subject
  • Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject;
  • International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in a similar subject;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in a similar subject;
  • A Work experience route (2-3 years) in a similar subject-related role 
  • Note: “Similar subject” relates to areas directly relevant to or commensurate with “Digital and Technology Solutions”

    As to what constitutes a ‘similar subject’ this would therefore typically be areas such as but not limited to Level 3 digital apprenticeships, A-Level/BTEC Computer Science, Information Technology, Networking, Software Engineering, etc.

    Note: Learners must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject

    If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

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