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Degree Apprentice Software Engineer (Plymouth, Full time)

Covid-19 Update:  Despite the pandemic we have continued on our growth journey.  We’ve been delivering our services remotely since March 2020, and adapted our hiring process accordingly.  We are well practiced in interviewing online and onboarding new teams members remotely.

About Us

We help the public sector improve their use of technology, making a difference to the people of the UK.

We work on diverse projects. Whether it is supporting climate science, helping our armed forces make better decisions, looking after our forests and woodlands, supporting green city schemes, optimising government procurement… our work matters.

As an established technology service provider operating out of the South West, we apply knowhow and expertise to help our clients with their digital journey.  Through agile software engineering practices, exploiting the power of the cloud and unlocking value in data, we deliver innovative cutting edge services and solutions.

Rowe IT is an exciting, growing business which has developed strong working relationships with prestigious clients who include the MOD, Met Office, UK Hydrographic Office, Forestry Commission and central government.  At the heart of this is its staff; people who believe in collaboration and have a passion and pride in what they achieve for the greater good.  As a part of this you will have the opportunity to flexibly work in a modern, vibrant office and expand your knowledge and skills into exiting new areas.  As Rowe IT grows, we will ensure you do too.

Your Role

If you’re looking to start your career after Sixth Form or College, our Apprenticeship scheme will offer you new challenges every day, access to expert knowledge and give you exposure to cutting-edge technologies.

You’ll learn while you earn, gain a recognised qualification and build your experience and confidence in the workplace. By working alongside experienced software engineers, you will develop advanced skills and grow within the company

Our Degree Apprenticeship programme combines university accredited learning with technical training and mentoring.  You’ll be taking on real business challenges in software engineering and receive full training and support throughout the programme, as well as a salary and additional benefits. You’ll learn and work with some of the most advanced technology, and you’ll develop a broad range of competencies including teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

Who Are You?

We’re looking for motivated, technically orientated individuals to join our four-year BSc Honours Degree Apprenticeship scheme based in Exeter, starting in September 2022.

You should be a team player; comfortable collaborating and operating in a dynamic customer facing environment. A growth mind-set and the ability to think creatively is essential.

Some projects will require that you undertake and be eligible for UK security clearance (BPSS or SC).

Don’t miss out on this great alternative to university if you have (or are expecting) three A levels at AAB or above (or equivalent), including 2 A levels in STEM subjects or a Technical Diploma with at least DDD.   If you are passionate about your work, proactive and curious about new technology and solutions, we want to hear from you.


As well as a competitive salary dependent upon experience, we also offer great benefits including:

  • 7.5% Pension contribution
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life insurance
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development (e.g. conference attendance, AWS certification)
  • Flexibility in working arrangements (e.g. some homeworking)

Our culture

Culture is at the heart of our growth.  With values developed by our employees, our customers needs and challenges are behind our drive and passion.  Our commitment is to offer cutting edge solutions, provide support and adapt to meet our customer needs.  This would not be possible without the growth mentality and love of technology encapsulated by all at Rowe IT.  We passionately believe in knowledge sharing and continual development.  To do this we have created a culture which allows employees to grow by exploring new areas and skills.  Our employees are the best at what they do and are at the heart of our culture.  We encourage flexibility of working to ensure a healthy work/life balance.  We are one team; supportive and fun celebrating individuality.  We are Rowe IT

Sound good?

If you are passionate about your work, proactive and curious about new technology and solutions, we want to hear from you.  Send your CV and covering letter to

Just so you know, we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or choice of mobile phone.