IT DevOps Engineer Apprentice SOFTWARE SOLVED LTD

We are a remote first business and encourage staff to work where they feel most comfortable, whether this is at home or in our Exeter Office. We provide equipment to support staff to homework. We have flexible working hours and staff can flex their time to suit their work-life balance. Building CI/CD pipelines for our development projects, automating deployment of those projects.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Building CI/CD pipelines for our development projects
  • Automating deployment of those projects
  • Automating environment setup for those projects
  • Providing day to day support for failing projects builds
  • Taking an active role in supporting the delivery team in security requirements and constraints
  • Making recommendations to improve our delivery processes where appropriate
  • Configuration and support of the monitoring of live applications

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

Tools and technologies learned: Apprentices learn to use Python, Linux, Google Cloud, Microsoft SQL Azure and AWS.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role can progress to a full-time position as a DevOps Engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills


A Level or equivalent STEM subject (Grade Any) Desired
BTEC or equivalent IT (Grade Any) Desired
Other Apprenticeship in Software (Grade Level 3) Desired

Things to consider

Important information: QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

About the employer

Software Solved have been specialists in the custom software and data industry for 25 years. We have a breadth of experience that we bring to projects of different sizes.  Offering a world class experience that is both on time and on budget, our competitively priced services are favoured by start-ups, SME’s and household brands, from industries such as insurance, healthcare, charity, retail, finance and logistics. We inspire businesses to transform through technology. We employ a UK-based team who are authentic, creative, passionate and inclusive. Whatever the project, our passion and expertise will support clients to grow, thrive and compete.








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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: 31 Mar 2023