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We have new opportunities for DevOps Engineer Apprentices to support a large, complex client programme based in London. You will gain the opportunity for rapid on-the-job learning combined with rigorous structured training and mentoring to support your journey towards becoming a Systems Engineer/Software Developer/DevOps Engineering professional.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will work on maintaining and enhancing our existing solutions, architecting, and developing new customer solutions, and providing technical support to our users.

In return, we will provide a supportive work environment with the flexibility to participate in scheduled work release training. Whilst in the workplace, you will receive continual coaching, help and guidance and the opportunity to work across several key Infrastructure, Cloud and Applications teams.

What you will be doing?

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and maintaining scripts in a virtualisation environment (AWS / Azure / VMWare / Azure Stack)
  • Writing and maintaining scripts for a Software Defined network
    Involved in the specification and implementation of the new service
  • Working within agile teams
  • Be part of daily stand-ups providing status updates on progress and blockers
  • Contributing to the DevOps pipelines; Plan, code, build, test, release, deploy, operate, monitor
  • Use of tools as a DevOps Engineer, such as repos, version control, testing, deployment etc.

These will include open-source type tools, e.g. Git, Jenkins, Selenium, and vendor specific such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and VMWare.

  • Work with scripting and coding languages such as Python, JSON, .NET, PowerShell
  • Understanding and documenting the existing infrastructure and CI/CD processes including the integration of security and quality tooling
  • Developing CI/CD pipelines using PowerShell for greater reliability and reduced downtime
  • Plan, design, and build IP Networking and physical networks

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Why choose our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship?

Our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship focuses on implementing and facilitating the use of DevOps practices within a business.

The DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme encompasses multiple stages of the software development life cycle, automating processes around development, testing and release for continuous integration of new features, and subsequent continuous delivery of a product. 

QA’s DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to: 

  • Work as part of a larger team and understand the context of both the development and technical operations aspects of a project in order to streamline communication between teams.
  • Interpret design documentation and specifications defined and delivered by specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.
  • Understand a combination of strong theoretical DevOps concepts further solidified with industry-standard tooling education in building, containerisation, orchestration and deployment.
  • Gain access to a large portfolio of learning for both general-purpose and cloud-vendor specific tooling in AWS, Azure and GCP.
  • Explore the developer skills needed for learners to create applications through Python with connected databases, practising TDD and OOP.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programmes offer on-going development tracks. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Knowledge of networks - TCP/IP, Knowledge of networks - HTTP, Knowledge of Firewalls + DHCP, Knowledge of Azure/AWS, Experience implementing NGINX


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About the employer

We are an ambitious UK based company, operating since 2003. We are a specialised service provider supporting UK public and private sector organisations in: IT Strategy, Agile Delivery and Public Cloud Migration/Adoption, Architecture and Design, Digital Transformation, Public Cloud Adoption / Migration, Delivering Software Engineering Services, Cyber Security. Our vision is “To be our clients’ most trusted partner”, this mean transparency, excellent communications, delivering on time, being customer obsessed and innovative to help our customers achieve their goals.  We are London based, but mainly work remotely with visits to London or our client sites as and when needed.







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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

DevOps engineer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Aug 2022