Software Development Degree Apprentice

Does the idea of building websites and web-based solutions appeal to you? Do you get excited by writing code and seeing your work actively used by clients? We are looking for a software development degree apprentice to join our small friendly team of web technology experts and Drupal specialists, based in Witney, Oxfordshire.

Apprenticeship summary
  • Closing date: 12 April 2024
  • Possible start date: August 2024
  • Apprenticeship level: Degree Level Apprenticeship
  • Expected apprenticeship duration: 48 months
  • Annual wage: £19,000 with increase in line with skills progression
  • Working week: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with hybrid working arrangements
What would your role involve?
  • Structuring websites and mobile applications to meet customer needs, design requirements and functionality requirements
  • Building websites and implementing designs
  • Coding and testing bespoke functionality in Drupal and javascript
  • Resolving technical issues
  • Applying security updates
  • Advising project manager on technical options and solutions
  • Developing own technical knowledge
  • Following best practices and standard procedures and seeking improvements
What training and qualification would you receive?

BSc (Honours) Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions from The Open University

One day a week for study with tutor-supported online learning.

Internal learning and development programme, made up of on-the-job learning, coaching and training, covering technical skills, personal skills and business skills

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A graduate software developer role.

50% of our team has come through the apprenticeship route, and we currently have three team members on the degree apprenticeship. We look to progress apprentices on to more senior roles within our team.


Desired skills and personal qualities:

  • An eagerness to learn and persevere
  • A willingness to experiment and try new challenges
  • A commitment to delivering work of an excellent quality
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong team working skills
  • Initiative and desire to take ownership
  • A real interest in and curiosity about technology


Things to consider: A background in coding is helpful, but not essential. If you can demonstrate an aptitude for logical thinking and problem solving, we can help you learn to code.



  • GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 6) essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) essential
  • A Level or equivalent Computing (Grade B) desirable
  • A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) desirable
What are we like to work with?

We're a small friendly team, with lots of support to help you get started. Olamalu is a great place to learn, develop and grow. You'll find yourself quickly delivering valuable work for customers and learning the latest in web technology. There are continual opportunities to stretch yourself and contribute to the future of the company.

Find out more on our careers page and do contact us if you'd like to find out more on

How do you apply?

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you think you are right for the role to