Who is the programme aimed at?

Our Level 7 Programme is aimed at recruiting graduates of Science Technology Engineering & Maths (STEM) degrees, training them to become Junior Software Engineers.

What is the development programme?

  • New two-year Masters level Degree Course, designed with the University of Wales Trinity St David
  • Graduate level programmes which take students from all STEM disciplines, giving them the opportunity to further enhance their skills in Computer Science, or to convert their qualification, allowing non-CS graduates to enter into the IT profession.
  • Modules customised to reflect the ways of working and coding techniques adopted at DVLA
  • Academic learning supplemented with in-house context learning and work placements
  • You will be assigned a personal mentor to help you through your time on the programme
  • You’ll have the chance to gain experience working on some of the most important digital services within government, putting into practice your learning in a real world environment

Individuals on the programme will obtain a MSc in Software Engineering, undertaking the following modules:

  • Programming & Software Testing
  • Agile Software Engineering Principles
  • Database Systems
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Web Development
  • Webservices
  • Major Research Project

DVLA Career path

The ITS Level 7 MSc Programme offers a structured career path that supports your growth as you learn more and gain experience.

With on-the-job learning, mentoring and experience, you will be able to progress from Junior Software Engineers all the way up to Lead Software Engineers!

We look for people who:

  • Have an interest in IT
  • Are committed to the development programme
  • Have an enthusiasm to learn
  • Enjoy working with others and being part of a team
  • Are going to make the most of the time you spend with us
  • You don’t need to have IT experience

You must have:

  • Science Technology Engineering & Maths (STEM) degree

Success to date:

To date, 31 individuals have joined this programme over two cohorts with all 19 on the original programme gaining their MSc.

The programme has seen a number of individuals gain full time roles on completion, with many going on to gain future promotion. We are currently starting our second year of cohort 2, working on developing a new set of MSc projects.