Software Developer Apprentice


Employer description:

Tutexa are the creators of online software platforms for the tutoring industry.

Our platforms support the learning of students across the country, and are used by private tutors, tutoring agencies, education institutions and local authorities.

Our platforms are written in PHP using the Laravel framework. The frontend is a mixture of HTML, CSS, jQuery and a little VueJS.


We are looking for an apprentice software engineer who has some experience with PHP. We are not expecting an expert, but you will be familiar with the language and the basic concepts and have a willingness to learn. We will provide support, guidance and training on our systems and tools. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Developing new functionality on the platform independently and as part of a team
  • Enhancing existing functionality
  • Debugging issues and resolving bugs
  • Assisting the rest of the team with technical support queries
  • Creating marketing websites for our products and services

Requirements / Skills, qualities and experience: [we are looking for someone with:]

  • Some experience with PHP, either as a hobby, or as part of training or another role
  • Some experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • An understanding of databases
  • An interest in online technologies
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Entry requirements:

You need to have 7 GCSE’s:

  • English GCSE (or equivalents) at grade D or above
  • 6x GCSE’s, including Maths, at grade A-C

You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level, or higher level than this apprenticeship.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

Find out more here:


  • £11,700 per annum
  • Flexible working hours
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Lots of on the job training
  • The opportunity to work on something making a difference to young peoples’ education

Future prospects:

Progress onto a degree program upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.