Campus – Apprentice Programme – Technology Junior Software Engineer – 2024 (UK)

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Job Description

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

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At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let’s lead the way together.

We are looking for Apprentices to join our 18 Month Software Engineering Apprenticeship which will give you real world work experience whilst allowing you to gain a Level 4 qualification. Our Program has been designed to nurture our next generation of technical specialists and leaders. We’llprovide you with continuous training and development, 20% classroom-based with our external training partner and 80% on the job learning. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of programming languages; Java, Go, Kotlin, Python, CSS, Java Script, Mavern, Spring and many more.

American Express has a deep-rooted culture of learning for all colleagues and you will be supported at every step of your journey. You will work on projects that have real and long-lasting impact on our business, as well as growing your technical expertise, we will also support your development through a curated program of networking and learning experiences.  

What type of work can you expect to do in Technology at American Express? 

  • Identify exciting opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predict future challenges 
  • Develop software applications as part of a Scrum team 
  • Learn technical skills, write code, conduct code reviews and testing 
  • Work with product managers to prioritise features for new products and manage a list of requirements based on industry trends and new technologies 
  • Design work, such as user experience or graphic design 
  • Working and collaborating in an Agile Environment 
  • Bespoke learning and development programme, e.g. technical, leadership, networking and soft skills 
  • Take part in social activities, charity days, and projects with other Apprentices and Graduates 

Are you up for the challenge?  


  • Creative, collaborative, and curious thinker with a desire to learn  
  • An Eye for detail and the ability to identify opportunities for innovation and change  
  • Passion for technology 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical business partners 
  • Capable of working well and contributing meaningfully in a team environment 
  • Prior coding knowledge/experience in at least one programming language 
  • Fluent English communication 

Good to have: 

  • Experience of developing products or projects either in an academic, professional, or personal setting 
  • Some entry level software development experience or design or creative experience 

Educational Requirements 

  • A Levels preferably grade C or above (or equivalent i.e. BTEC) in STEM related subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)  
  • A*-C Grade GCSE Maths & English 

Please note that if you have studied/achieved a Level 4 or above in computer science, you are not eligible to apply. 

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the UK is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions. This role may be subject to additional background verification checks. 

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Equal Opportunities Statement  

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law. 

Why American Express? 

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference. 

American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards. 

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.  

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people. 

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location) 
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need 
  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location) 
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location) 
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program 
  • Career development and training opportunities

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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