Software Development Apprentice


The role

Are you passionate about web development and eager to kickstart your career in the digital world? We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as a Web Development Apprentice. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow in a dynamic and supportive environment, gaining hands-on experience while working alongside industry professionals.


Equator are a leading digital transformation agency specialising in software engineering, design, and online marketing. Our diverse portfolio includes a wide range of clients from various industries, offering you exposure to exciting projects and the chance to develop your skills across different platforms and technologies.


Our engineering team works in the following technologies aswell as always looking to assess new frameworks and technologies as industry changes: .NET, WebAPI, JavaScript, React JS, CSS, HTML, Azure, SQL, Cosmos DB. We are technology partners with Microsoft, Umbraco, Sitecore and Optimizley.


Role Overview:


As a Software Development Apprentice, you will work closely with our experienced engineering team to create and maintain responsive and visually appealing digital solutions. You will learn the fundamentals of software engineering, gain proficiency in our core technologies and other relevant skills. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with designers, strategists, marketing experts, and project managers to deliver high-quality digital products for our clients.


In this apprenticeship program, you will gain an understanding in the fundamentals of software development and web technologies through a mixture of classroom and industry experience. This will include Software Design fundamentals, Object Oriented Programming, Databases, Testing and Web Development. Don’t worry if you don’t know what these items mean, yet. This is a program that will start from the beginning of your journey as a software engineer.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of digital solutions.
  • Collaborate with the team to implement website features and functionality.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to web development.
  • Conduct research on emerging web development trends and best practices.
  • Support the team in various project-related tasks.
  • Shadow senior colleagues on client visits to gain knowledge and understanding of project process.
  • Join our engineering working groups and contribute to the knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Complete your learning plan on time, which may include passing exams, submitting workbooks and providing evidence of your development


Please note, this is a Modern Apprenticeship programme delivered in partnership with QA Apprenticeships who will be in contact with you during the initial stages of selection. You need to be between 16 and 19 years old to be eligible to apply for the programme. 




Skills & attributes

Is it for you?

  • A proactive and inquisitive mindset, with the ability to challenge and offer solutions.
  • Passion for web development and a desire to pursue a career in the field.
  • Good potential for problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Good attention to detail and desire to work well in a team environment.
  • Good potential for communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive attitude and willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies.

What's in it for you?


Generous Pension Scheme

We want a secure future for all our team. Join our Pension Scheme and 10% will be matched by us.

Lots of holidays

34 days holidays so we can all relax and enjoy our time off. Also, you get an extra day for every year you work (up to 5 extra days)

Free Gym Membership

Exclusive membership to the hi-tech Village Gym, or a contribution to a gym of your choice

Flexible working

We have been a champion of flexible working long before the pandemic

Free Private Healthcare

Every team member gets private healthcare, to make sure you get access to the best treatment.

Mental health aware

We are passionate about mental health, so everyone gets access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme. You can also become one of our mental health first aiders.

42% off a New Bike

Take part in the Cycle-to-Work scheme and save up to 42% on a new bike.

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Leave

We are a family-oriented company. Get enhanced maternity and paternity leave and a huge celebration when you bring in the baby!

Daily Coffee, Friday Drinks and Mountains of Fruit

Fresh fruit, bottomless caffeine, and celebratory drinks every Friday for a week well done!

The Best Social Scene

From summer BBQs on a private island on Loch Lomond to Christmas glamour there’s always something to look forward to.

£1000 Referral Bonus

You get a grand every time one of your friends join the team.

Long-term service rewards

The longer you stay, the more we celebrate you. At each major milestone you’ll get a surprise gift as a big thank you.

After you’ve sent in your CV…

Application process

The interview

This is a telephone or Teams call to chat about your experience and what the role looks like. It’s your chance to show us what makes you remarkable.

The task

Take on a small task to let us see your skills in action. Once complete you’ll meet with up to 3 people from your team to discuss the task.

Meet the team

Our culture is precious to us. So senior and externally facing roles involve an additional meeting with members of the board to ensure the candidate is a good fit for the business.

You're in! Now what?

Getting started

The Tour

Meet the team, tour the studios and learn how we work. We want you to feel comfortable, and you get to know a few people who can help you out.

The induction

This dedicated induction with our People and Culture team will make sure you’re fully up to speed with your role and how to get things done. At this point, you should feel inspired and confident to get started.

The first 3 months

We’ll help you put together a 3-month programme covering key competencies, support and learning outcomes to make sure you’re fully equipped to thrive.

Get a Buddy

After the induction period, there will still be a lot of new things, so everyone new is paired with a Buddy, who will be your go-to for any questions you have! And then it’s onwards and upwards!

Ongoing support

Our people and culture team conduct regular welfare check-ins to ensure everything is working out the way you’d hoped and ensure you feel supported

Breakfast with the Founders

John, JJ and Garry are keen to have the chance to meet everyone that joins the team. You get breakfast and a chance to ask anything and maybe hear one or two stories from their colourful pasts!


Does this sound like your dream job? Apply now or read on to find out more

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