Job Description

Career Changer Master’s Apprenticeship – Software Engineering (Newcastle)


Location:  Newcastle

Salary:  £25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience

Qualification: a fully funded MSc Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Software Engineering) from Newcastle University

Duration:  18 months

Start Date:  11 January 2021


Programme Overview


This 18-month Software Engineering apprenticeship programme is aimed at individuals without a technical background who want to kick-start their career in technology.  Apprentices who successfully complete this programme will earn a fully funded MSc Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Software Engineering) from Newcastle University.


In addition to obtaining a nationally recognised master’s degree, you will also gain invaluable work experience at Accenture, the world’s leading management consulting & technology company.  You’ll develop expertise across a range of capabilities including digital, web, data, cyber security, cloud computing, innovation, project management, application & infrastructure development.


What’s in it for you


·       Training and mentoring from subject matter specialists across Accenture – people who continue to maximise technology to transform businesses.


·       Regular performance reviews and a strong support network of mentors and buddies as we continuously invest in your future.


·       Flexible study leave allowing you to manage your university obligations effectively.


·       Access to a diverse range of clubs, societies and networking groups.


·       Permanent employment at the end of the programme, free from university debt.


What are we looking for


·       A 2:2 in any previous degree (or equivalent qualification) and grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English.


·       A real curiosity about technology and a keen interest in building skills in this area. You’ll be a strong communicator with a logical mind-set, strong problem-solving abilities and able to work effectively in teams. Overall, we’re looking for a commitment and willingness to invest in your learning and development, devoting the time to training and study required.



·       Flexibility to travel to different offices and client sites throughout the UK (non-study days).


About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 506,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at


The deadline for applications is 29/11/2020. Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should suitable applicants be found.


Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS and SC security clearance, which means you can only apply for this role if you have 5 years’ continuous UK address history at the point of application.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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