Apprentice Software Engineer at Autodesk

Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)
£18,000 - £19,999
30th September 2021
Role May Involve:
Digital Media & IT

Apprentice Software Engineer

As part of one of the fastest-growing companies in the CAD/CAM industry, you will work alongside a team of Geometry Modeling and Software experts in an environment that is both exciting, challenging and rewarding. You will help contribute towards architecture and engineering software used by hundreds of thousands of people every day.

Responsibilities include:

  • Spend 20% of your time on formal off-the-job training
  • Collaborate with teams of talented engineers to assist in requirements capture, to plan, prototype, design, develop and test delivering features within cloud-based, web and desktop components
  • Assist in aspects of CI/CD, test automation and computer network infrastructure support
  • Work as part of a scrum team that embraces the principles and values of Agile software development
  • Gain an understanding of user level workflows for a number of Autodesk applications and provide insights for consideration in the product lifecycle
  • Proactive involvement in understanding software processes/practices utilised within teams and assist in improvements
  • Work with other teams on initiatives to promote greater collaborate
  • Assist in tasks that support the running of the Cambridge site

Technology that we use includes:

BREP modelling, mesh modelling, JavaScript, C++17, Node, Docker, Python, AWS, Artifactory, CMake, Jenkins, Ansible.

Training to be provided

Degree apprenticeships offer a fully funded pathway to higher education and a professional qualification, paid for by the government and the employer, apprentices are not required to pay University tuition fees. A degree apprenticeship combines the undergraduate, university experience with paid employment and industrial experience.

As a graduate of this programme, you can expect to leave with a BSc degree from The University of Warwick and zero student debt.

The Computer Science and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of residential courses at Warwick, blended learning through a Virtual Learning Environment and work-based projects over a four-year period. There are six, one-week blocks of teaching on campus each year and, during these blocks, you will attend lectures, seminars, participate in laboratories and spend time with your academic tutors.

Desired skills

  • Keen interest in pure Mathematics and differential geometry
  • Passionate about software development
  • Team player
  • Self-starter and ability to learn on their own
  • Interest in CAD/CAM and Modeling
  • Some basic of an Autodesk product (eg Fusion, Inventory, AutoCAD etc)

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Accountable
  • Team player
  • Flexible
  • Digital technology savvy
  • Diligent and Organised
  • Self-driven

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs: GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 4/C or equivalent.
  • A levels: AAA from three A2 levels to include Mathematics or an equivalent Level 3 qualification in Mathematics or Computer Science.
  • There is also a 3 stage interview process and an aptitude test.

Future prospects

Once the degree is completed, the candidate will be promoted to a graduate-engineer grade. After a number of years of experience at Autodesk to develop a good base of technical competencies, there a number of options available for engineers. These include the engineering career track (team lead, architect) or in the management career track (Manager, Senior Manager).

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About Autodesk

With Autodesk software, you have the power to Make Anything. The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It's disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity. Our software is used by everyone - from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists. We constantly explore new ways to integrate all dimensions of diversity across our employees, customers, partners, and communities. Our ultimate goal is to expand opportunities for anyone to imagine, design, and make a better world.

How to apply

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