From the blog
A new Degree Apprenticeship launched at the University of Suffolk
Derivco Ipswich, developers of globally trailblazing technology, are currently recruiting for Interns and Apprentices in
partnership with the University of Suffolk.
Derivco ran a successful Internship programme last year, and offered individuals studying Computer Science and
with a keen interest in Software Development a 6 week placement of paid work experience during the summer. The
individuals all had a taster of the wonderful benefits offered at Derivco, including: free lunches daily, free car
parking, free gym membership, social events and more. Due to the success of the internship, it is running for a
second year, of which applications are being welcomed until the end of the month.
Upon completion of the placement, two exceptional individuals were offered full time Apprenticeship positions and
are set to start in September 2017 as Derivco Apprentices, where they will be paid National Wage, full entitlement to
all staff benefits and study a fully funded BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.
Ross Baker, whom will start with Derivco in September said ‘‘during the six weeks, it was great to get to see
professionals; programming, testing and evaluating software to see how it all fits together to give a final product.
The environment of the workplace even helps you improve, as the people surrounding you are willing to help, give
you tips on tricks of the software or even offer a hand of help on how to take the best shot in a game of pool’’.
Derivco offers great recreational areas with Pool Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Games Consoles areas etc, as it really is
vital for the teams to have some well needed down time too.
From the success in the Internship, Derivco are partnering with the University of Suffolk to offer a Degree
Apprenticeship for the first time. Successful candidates will undertake work with Derivco while studying at the
University of Suffolk on a day-release basis. The Degree Apprenticeship is accredited by Tech Partnerships, and
Apprentices will truly experience the best of both worlds – studying with the University’s expert staff while applying
their studies to real world projects in Derivco. Degree Apprenticeships are fully funded so Apprentices will study
without the need to pay tuition fees. At the end, they will receive a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions* and
a Certificate of Completion of the Level 6 Apprenticeship. Derivco are now actively recruiting for new Apprentices to
start in autumn 2017.
The Degree Apprenticeship will be studied over 3 years and is a huge commitment for both the individual and the
employer, so it is vital it’s right for everyone. You can see more on the role here. Please apply if it sounds like this
could be for you!
Derivco are expanding in all areas of the company and with a recent new office floor launch the company is growing
at rapid pace. It feels like only a natural choice for the company to invest in the Apprenticeship scheme, and support
young local talent into creating word-class industry leading products.
The ongoing expansion of the company has been due to the demand for products; the emergence of smartphones
and tablets has expanded the software development industry as a whole, but particularly sports betting software
which is a huge focus for Derivco Ipswich. Globally the success of the company is thriving, with over 2000 employees
Derivco strives to remain culturally different, the wellness and happiness of the Derivco family globally really is key
to the unique culture and working environment.
Published 9th May 2017