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Software Engineer Apprentice

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 200593 | Contract type: Fixed Term Contract | Business Unit: IT Service Delivery/Managed Services


Software Engineer Apprentice


Salary: £17,000

Start date: 4th September 2023

Location: Hatfield

Programme length: 18 months

Contract type: Fixed term

Application process: This will involve an online application and an interview. Please also note there will additional screening require from our training provider.


Our team

During this apprenticeship, you will be part of the Workplace team within the Group Information Services (GIS) Department, which is responsible for 22,500 client devices used by internal Computacenter staff across 27 countries. As customers are Internal to Computacenter, we collaborate with all parts of the business to ensure that our services are suitable, secure and supported to meet the needs of the global Computacenter business.

There are four pillars within Workplace, with 75 members based over 8 geographies. These are, Microsoft 365 Services, Access and Identity Management, Service Development and End User Support.


About the apprenticeship Programme

For the duration for your programme, you will be studying towards a level 3 IT solutions software apprenticeship qualification. Throughout your apprenticeship you will dedicate 80% of your time in work and 20% studying toward your qualification.


What you’ll be doing

  • Support to analyse and solve problems when learning complex IT systems.
  • Getting hands on experience in building devices
  • Be responsible for reporting and monitoring critical IT infrastructure
  • Help users solve problems with laptops and other devices.
  • Spend time with colleagues in UK (Hatfield) and Germany (Kerpen). May include other counties, dependant on requirement.



What should you bring with you?

As you can tell this exciting role will give you a lot of skills and knowledge, but we do have some requirements upfront.


As well as a strong interest in IT you should be able to demonstrate the following.


  • 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above. Including Maths and English (or functional skills at level 2)
  • You should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with internal employees across the company.
  • Have the willingness to learn as you will be learning new systems from day one.
  • Show attention to detail to highlight any issues that may need resolving.  
  • You must also be confident in using computer software including Microsoft office


What we can offer you:

What we can offer you:


Whilst this is an 18-month contract and we cannot guarantee a permanent job at the end, if you work hard and push yourself in work and on the programme then there is every chance of securing a fantastic role at the end of the apprenticeship. 


During your apprenticeship, you will have access to the following:


  • Ability to get involved in a variety of different inclusion programmes including our internal Future Talent Community and Employee Impact Groups for Gender, Ethnic Diversity, Accessibility & Well-being, and LGBTQ+ where you can play a key role in helping to shape things like company policy and procedures, training and development, and social events
  • Assigned to a mentor and a buddy to support you throughout the programme and beyond
  • Flexible employee benefits scheme, corporate discounts from well-known retailers, an employer pension and great work-life balance arrangements
  • The opportunity to work for a company that is leading the way with its sustainability Strategy: ‘Winning Together for our People and our Planet’ and who also helps customers to meet their sustainability objectives through some of our solutions, helping drive change on a global scale.
  • A close-knit apprentice community to support and develop you throughout your programme. This also includes office-based lunches/socials, and a monthly apprentice community call with guest speakers, games, and training sessions.
  • Opportunity to get to know your fellow apprentices across the country.
  • Investment in your personal development by having the opportunity to attend additional training courses, which could include workshops on subjects like presentations or building your confidence.


Please note that for successful applicants, offers will be conditional on passing additional eligibility checks with our training provider.


For more information, please visit and also take a look at our LinkedIn and Instagram to see what you can be part of! #CCFutureTalent

Current information for our applicants

Join us and you will be joining an exciting and inspiring work environment where our can-do culture will empower you to actively shape our digital future. All while you build an amazing career! Our business is technology, but fundamentally we’re people dealing with people. Our interest in our talented people is genuine and extends beyond just their skills and experience. To us, your personality, character, and perspective equally matter, and we know that our people do their best work for our customers when they bring their authentic selves to work. Here, at Computacenter, people really do matter! 

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