Apprentice Software EngineerRaspberry Pi Foundation

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 03-05-2023


Apprentice Software Engineer
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience
Basis: Permanent; full-time or flexible
Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the UK

The role

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity with the mission to enable young people to realise their full potential through the power of computing and digital technologies. Our products achieve this mission by providing high-quality learning experiences, online and for free, that engage and inspire young people to explore computing and digital making outside of school.

We’re looking for an Apprentice Software Engineer to join our team. You’ll need to have some programming and technical skills, an appetite to learn what you don’t know, and a commitment to make a difference for our users.

You’ll work within an agile team of Product Managers, Engineering Managers, Product Designers, and fellow Software Engineers. Together you will create digital products and services that have a positive impact on hundreds of thousands of young learners across the world.

You’ll report to a Software Engineering Manager and work alongside experienced Software Engineers who will provide mentorship. Our team is mission-aligned and supportive, and we provide opportunities and investment to develop existing skills and establish new ones.

To learn more about the experience of one of our Software Engineers, check out this blog post.

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.


  • Learning and developing practical skills as a software engineer
  • Participate in learning interventions and workshops both internally and externally
  • Develop yourself during your apprenticeship with the support of colleagues in the Foundation to:
    • Build products, platforms, and services across the Raspberry Pi Foundation, with the goal of creating valuable learning experiences
    • Be in a position where you can collaboratively deliver high-quality working software with measurable impact
    • Write elegant and secure code, following a test-driven approach
    • Make user-led decisions when developing products

Experience and personal attributes

We recognise that everyone has the potential for growth, and we welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they have some, but not all, of the experience and personal attributes listed here.

You should have:

  • Experience of software engineering ideally with a focus on web technologies, gained through completion of a bootcamp, club or similar
  • A proactive, pragmatic, and supportive attitude, along with being happy to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Some experience of a high-level language such as Ruby, JavaScript, or Python
  • A product mindset and the ability to see the bigger picture
  • An interest in education, especially around computer science, physical computing, and digital making
  • Interpersonal skills (verbal and written communication), with a collaborative approach to work effectively as part of a cross-disciplinary team

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity with the mission to enable young people to realise their full potential through the power of computing and digital technologies.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed education programmes, learning experiences, and products that are helping millions of young people learn vital new knowledge and skills

Through Code Club and CoderDojo, we support the world’s largest network of free informal computing clubs for young people. Tens of thousands of educators have taken our online courses, and millions of people use our free online learning resources. To deepen our understanding of how young people learn about computing and how to create with digital technologies, we conduct academic research, and we use that knowledge to increase the impact of our work and advance the field of computing education.

Across all of our work, we work hard to engage young people who come from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the field of computing or who experience educational disadvantage. We work all over the world, with teams based in the UK, Ireland, North America, and India, and partnerships with mission-aligned organisations in over 40 countries.

We are at the forefront of the global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our Annual Review 2021 and our Strategy 2022–2025.


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
  • Investment in professional development and learning
  • Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
  • Generous family leave policy
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan

Timetable for applications
Closing date: 9am on Monday 22nd May 2023
Phone screen: Week commencing 22nd May
First-round interview: Week commencing 29th May
Second-round interview: Week commencing 5th June

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in the selection process, you will be required to undergo a background check to confirm that you are a suitable person to work with children. Further background checks will be made at regular intervals thereafter.


Applications are now closed