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Aside from developing software to meet a customer’s needs, a software role in BT TSO could involve designing products that the developers will go on to create. A software role could also involve end-to-end testing which is about making sure the software that has been developed, works how the customer wants it to. You could be working on infrastructure which is about making sure the servers and hardware are set up and ready for our customers or you could be involved in technical delivery management which is about making sure projects run on time and are joined up. Regardless of the type of software role you do, at BT, you’ll get to experience the full deployment process in a large corporate environment.

Although a good understanding of programming and software development is useful for a software apprenticeship role, it’s not essential, and, not all of our software apprentice roles involve coding.

The ability to learn and pick new skills up quickly and effectively is really important for a role in software. Furthermore, good communication and listening stills are crucial in making sure you capture everything the customer requires. You'll learn to be organised and to communicate with people at all levels within the organisation. You'll also learn about and be exposed to stakeholder management techniques in a variety of situations.

Entry requirements

This is a full degree programme and you will need to achieve (or have achieved) 3 A-Level's with a minimum of BCC grades by September 2017 (or equivalent qualifications). In addition you will need to have a minimum of 4 GCSE's at grade C or above including English Language and Maths.

Equivalent qualifications are accepted.

Applications closed for 2017

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