About Design and Software

Are you a virtual virtuoso?

Have you ever thought about making an app or a website or had a great idea for a game? Perhaps you’ve had an idea for a piece of software that could really help people. If you have, then a career in Design & Software could be for you.

This sector encompasses a range of digitally creative roles and technologies that deliver software products for use on computers, tablets and mobile phones, as well as in vehicles and in the latest machinery.

Social media, apps, websites, computer programs for businesses, digital health services, military and educational systems, instructions for industrial machinery, robots, vehicles, aircraft and ships, the latest video games and interactive story telling – as smart technology becomes more and more integrated into modern living, a career in this sector is a way to get involved in multiple different sectors of industry.

Whether you want to be a web developer, software engineer or digital artist, this sector will let you use your planning, testing, mathematical, artistic and creative skills to deliver software that can make a difference to people, entertain the masses or power the businesses and machinery of the modern world. You can explore the future now!

Did You Know?
It's GAME OVER for the taxman. The UK games industry now benefits from tax breaks for companies designing 'culturally British' computer games.

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Office Learning - Improve or learn office software for free
If you're looking to improve your office software skills or even learn them from scratch - there are plenty of free resources available for you use...
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Games Anglia Conference
GAME ANGLIA - GAME DEVELOPER CONFERENCE. Game Anglia is an exciting game developer conference held in East Anglia that covers all aspects of game design and development.
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Apprentice Digital Software Developer–Digital channels – Level 4
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£16,500
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
You will receive training to do a variety of tasks including: Writing and testing code for our Web or Mobile Applications. Using distributed version control systems to maintain our solutions’ source code. Applying software design patterns to commonly encounte...
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Apprentice Digital Test Engineer–Digital Channels– Level 4
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£16,500
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
You will have a unique opportunity to develop a fantastic career with the UK’s largest insurer whilst working towards the Test Engineer Level 4 qualification. Our Digital teams are doing phenomenal things; we built the award winning customer portal ‘My Aviva’...
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Apprentice Level 4 - Cyber Security Software Engineer
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£16,500
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
At Aviva we strongly believe that new ideas and perspectives are invaluable to our business. Have you got a curious mind and above all a passion for technology and software development to join us as Apprentice Software Developers, if so we may have the role fo...
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