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Does your workforce need the technical skills required to keep pace and grow in the surging digital economy? Work with us to take on a software developer apprentice

There is currently a nearly insatiable demand for software developers, across businesses of all sizes and sectors, to build the websites, apps and cloud platforms that will power our future. Despite this, there are currently not nearly enough developers to fulfil this demand.

Oldham College will soon be offering software developer apprenticeships at Levels 3 and 4, helping to solve this recruitment crisis and bridge the skills gap.

With the option to tailor the apprenticeship to your business needs, investing in a software developer apprentice will be a huge asset to your business in the long term…

What the apprenticeships involve

Software developers apply security best practice to design, build, implement and test software solutions.

This applies to a range of technical products, including websites, apps and computer games.

Level 3 apprentices gain a broad understanding of the role, learning how to design software, create code, and other fundamental skills to develop into more advanced roles throughout their career.

The Level 4 apprenticeship builds on these skills. This creates a progression route following the completion of the Level 3, or provides an existing developer in your team with the opportunity for continuing their professional development (CPD).

The benefits

  • A software developer apprentice will futureproof your business, as digital skills remain at the forefront of economic developments.
  • By working with us to offer an apprenticeship that’s tailored to meet your business needs, you can be sure that investing in a software developer apprentice will benefit your long-term business strategy.
  • Apprentices are motivated, and bring a fresh perspective into your business.
  • You will be helping your local community by giving a young person the opportunity to launch their career.

Bob Dugdill, tutor and assessor, says:

“These apprenticeships will be very popular with employers looking to upskill their existing workforce, or train new talent.

“Our tutors offer expert guidance and support, ensuring that apprentices are developing the key skills and knowledge required to be a software developer in 2023.”

Work with us

As well as supporting you throughout the apprenticeship, we will assist you with funding and recruitment – to ensure the process of taking on an apprentice runs as smoothly as possible.

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