Career Pathway Overview
What is software development?
Software development is the process of writing, deploying, testing and maintaining code to help companies solve problems and create products that we all use. Software development affects everything from driving a car to buying groceries. Any website you visit, app you use or game you play was created by a software developer.
Software development career opportunities
Our software development apprenticeship opens a world of future career options.
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How to launch your software development career
Catalyte’s screening doesn’t take your job history, education level, existing skill set or demographics into account. It’s designed to measure your potential to succeed in a chosen career pathway.
Interview and selection
The purpose of the interview is for you to learn more about us and for us to assess if you will be a good fit for a Catalyte apprenticeship. If so, we’ll invite you to join an upcoming apprenticeship.
Under the guidance of our expert instructors and working closely with fellow apprentices, you will develop the technical and interpersonal skills needed to deliver valuable work during your apprenticeship. Those who successfully complete the apprenticeship development phase are eligible to continue into the apprenticeship deployment phase at Catalyte or a client.
When deployed as an apprentice, you’ll apply the skills you acquired while continually learning new ones to meet the needs of our clients. The whole apprenticeship equips you with the skills and experience needed to successfully continue with your chosen career.
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Software development FAQs
The development phase of the software development apprenticeship ranges between 14 and 20 weeks depending on the curriculum for that specific cohort.
The deployment phase of the software development apprenticeship is two years long.
Software development apprenticeship participants will receive a stipend for every week they are in the development phase.
You will develop the technical and interpersonal skills needed to succeed as a software developer. While specific programming languages or frameworks change over time, you will be proficient in modern, industry-standard tools and technologies and be able to contribute to a software development team on your first day.
It typically takes around two hours to complete the screening.
All of our apprenticeships are 100% free. Unlike bootcamps, training providers or schools, we have no tuition or upfront costs. We don’t have income sharing agreements (ISAs) that take a percentage of your hard-earned money.
Due to client needs, this will vary. Some apprenticeships are fully remote, while others will require you to come into a local office. This will be clearly communicated to you during the development phase of your apprenticeship.