Software Developer Apprenticeship

Continue your coding journey, and get paid to gain real-world experience through an apprenticeship based in London


Why do an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are for everyone, regardless of background. Whether you’re a graduate, a school-leaver, or a career changer, apprenticeships can help you get started in a new industry.

Our apprenticeships start with a full-time training course, but the majority of your time will be spent learning real skills on the job. As a higher, Level 4 apprentice, you’ll spend roughly a year actively building your software development skills with an employer.

That’s a big commitment. But it’s worth it.


How it works

If you receive an apprenticeship offer on our Skills Bootcamp:

  1. Employment and training course begin

    You'll start your apprenticeship by completing our 12-week full-time training, learning alongside the other apprentices on your cohort

  2. Join employer full time

    You'll work with your employer for 12-15 months, gaining real-world coding experience.

  3. Complete End-Point assessment

    The final step in your apprenticeship is your assessment. Submit your portfolio and complete a final project.


What you'll learn

The full-time programme gives you 12 weeks of immersive instruction in the modern web stack, culminating in a Tech for Better project — where apprentices build a web app for a real client.

  1. Backend

    Node.js, Express, PostgreSQL, Cypress Testing, Cookie Authentication

  2. Frontend

    React.js

  3. Full-Stack

    Next.js & Serverless Functions

  4. Design Sprint

    Design Thinking, User Research, Prototyping & Usability Testing

  5. Long Project

    Building a project as a team using an Agile/Scrum workflow

  6. Tech for Better

    Building a project with a Product Owner


Hear from our apprentices

Amy, 2021
I had no clue what to do with my life after I graduated uni. I’m so glad I found Founders and Coders. We got to work on projects that benefited the community. I’m over the moon with my current employer. I never envisioned myself in a job I found interesting — let alone for a company that I find exciting.
Chun, 2021
I had dabbled in making websites for fun but thought coding as a career would be too difficult and it felt daunting to suddenly change paths. The FAC community is one of the most welcoming spaces I have ever been a part of. I am so happy that I joined. It has opened up so many possibilities in life for me.
Neville, 2021
I took my first steps into coding when I volunteered to run a coding club at my son’s primary school. I loved it. As someone a little older with competing responsibilities, Founders and Coders helped me to see a viable career path in software development. I’m so glad I pursued my passion.
You must complete the Skills Bootcamp to be eligible for an apprenticeship.
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