Software Developer at Transport for London
How to become a Software Developer
Studying maths and ICT-related subjects at school will help you a lot in any technology career, including software development. These qualifications will stand out on your CV as well as give you the foundation skills and knowledge you’ll need to learn.
There’s more than one route into a career in software development. As well as the university and apprenticeship routes, degree apprenticeships offer the chance to work towards an undergraduate degree while earning and gaining experience of a working environment.
Early jobs in software development don’t always require a degree or apprenticeship. They will, however, require a good breadth of knowledge of programming languages, frameworks and operating systems. Got access to a computer? Start learning programming early on and this could help you when applying for entry-level software developer roles.