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With your passion and interest for developing software and writing code using the latest languages, you’ll be right at home working on our in-house apps. A good communicator with excellent problem solving skills, you’ll be working in an innovative environment where nothing stays the same for long.

Duration: One-Two yearsLocations: LeedsStart date: July 2015Requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C (including English and Maths) Qualification achieved: Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (Software & Web Development), Level 4

About the programme

As an Apprentice on our Software Development Programme, you’ll be at the forefront of digital innovation as you get to start building your career. You’ll begin with boot camp training giving you a complete grounding in software engineering principles, Java development, test-driven development and continuous build and integration. Working on educational projects alongside current graduate developers, you’ll experience everyday life at Sky in an exciting technical environment.  You’ll have the chance to get to grips with open source tools and web technologies such as Java, Groovy and Grails, PHP, plus languages such as HTML, CSS and JQuery. Creating, maintaining and supporting our new and existing platforms and applications, you’ll get to test your programming knowledge to the full, while learning skills from the top-notch professionals around you.

Whichever route you choose, you’ll have access to our fantastic range of benefits, including generous holiday, competitive salary and free Sky+HD and Broadband. Even better, you’ll gain a nationally-recognised qualification and a permanent position while you’re learning about what we do.

Your skills and talents

As well as showing a keen interest in programming and coding, you’ll need to be a good communicator who’s as passionate about technology as we are. We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals who have the ability to work as part of a team, have great problem-solving skills and an ability to work under pressure. You’ll need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C (including English and Maths).