From managing the web hosting to providing one-to-one support, Rebel Base Media help podcasters all over the world become audio influencers. Rebel Base Media are delighted to be recruiting an Apprentice Software Developer to further complement their existing team while taking their skills and knowledge to a whole new level.

Based at the awesome Sheffield Technology Park, you’ll be involved in helping to shape future product development in such a niche market.

Salary, Hours & Benefits

  • £12,272 per annum
  • Monday to Friday
  • 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • 20 days holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Regular team social events
  • Onsite purpose built podcast studio
  • Opportunity for involvement in major industry events around the world

There are career progression opportunities available upon completion of the programme. You, along with your employer, may progress to a Level 4 programme, and take your training even further.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting into the Operations Manager, you will be working within a team of 4, where there is a strong emphasis on staff development and training.

Typical roles and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting the support team in responding to members’ requirements
  • Implementation of new features across the product range
  • Helping to build front end web interfaces
  • Learning and understanding database schema

Full support and guidance will be provided by both the employer and training provider throughout the apprenticeship.

Desired Skills & Competencies

  • A clear passion for Software Development
  • Previously wrote basic code during studies or in own time
  • A basic understanding of HTML, Java or PHP would be advantageous but not essential

Personal Qualities

  • Keen and eager to develop skills
  • Able to work using own initiative
  • Sense of humor 
  • Good problem solving skills
  • An interest in podcasts would be advantageous but not essential

About the Employer

Rebel Base Media make software for podcasters, ranging from flagship Podcast Website packages offering a managed WordPress solution through to new products and Poductivity. They have recently moved to a new modern office and have a very open culture. For more information about Rebel Based Media, please visit their website at the below address:  

Location & Travel

Rebel Based Media are based in Sheffield Technology Parks and are located within the city centre of Sheffield. Rebel Based Media operate from a modern office building with excellent transport links close by. The closest train station is a couple of minutes’ walk from the office and there are a variety of bus and tram stops around the area.


Due to funding requirements, there is specific candidate criteria that applies to this apprenticeship opportunity. In order for our employer to offer this vacancy they must be able to draw down full government funding for the position. As such, only candidates aged 16 – 18 will be eligible to apply for this vacancy. However, as we work with a range of employers who do not require full government funding to offer apprenticeship opportunities, please visit our website: to discuss and apply for alternative apprenticeship opportunities.

Full Government funding rules and regulations can be found here:

Training to be provided

If you are successful in securing this role, you will be enrolled onto one of our apprenticeship programmes. Follow the link below for the programme applicable to this role:

We’re always looking for enthusiastic people to add to our talent pool: at Baltic, we believe people are more than a list of skills, so even if you don’t feel like you tick every box – get in touch with us! Our apprenticeships will teach you all the skills you need to succeed anyway!

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way to get the qualifications and experience needed to start your career. Combining technical training with work experience, becoming an apprentice is the first step to a recognised career path. The digital sector will only continue to grow and an apprenticeship with Baltic will enable you to join this diverse, fast-moving and exciting industry, putting you at the forefront of tomorrow’s world. If you’re ready to earn more, start your apprenticeship with Baltic Training today, apply below.

About Baltic

Baltic Training are one of the only apprenticeship training providers that offer a completely tech-focused, tech-driven training solution. We help people transform their knowledge and passion into skills that employers need.

If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch! Once we receive your application, one of our team will be in touch to help you with the next stage. In the meantime, if you want to get a head start on the other applicants, expand your knowledge with the links provided!


A residency eligibility applies to this vacancy.   You must be a British or European Economic Area (EEA) citizen and have been resident in the UK or EEA country for the past 3 years.  Residency rules and some exceptions can be found here (clause P305)