We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice on a DevOps Apprenticeship.  A Junior DevOps Engineer at Nourish Care Systems Ltd helps us to support and improve our technical infrastructure, this includes: delivering our Information Security Management System. [further details are in the Duties section]

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

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9.00am - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main role / Responsibilities [will include but not be limited to]:

  • Supporting software (such as Continuous Integration code), managed services (AWS RDS, SQS, SNS, ALBs and ElastiCache to name a few) and containerised environment (we run everything in Kubernetes).
  • You are a versatile fixer – equally happy writing Python or shell scripts to help manage our infrastructure as you are getting to grips with Terraform to manage our Infrastructure as Code.
  • You will be involved in architecting solutions to infrastructure problems and then implementing those plans.
  • Security will be a key concern to you, both security of access to our infrastructure and pre-empting vulnerabilities to our systems. 
  • You will play a key role in delivering our Information Security Management System, including reminding others of their commitments and upholding your own.

The training you will be getting

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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Future prospects are likely to include being offered a permanent role on the DevOps team, and being offered more autonomy and responsibility. 

Company perks:

  • City centre Bristol office; long service holiday allowance (+1 day per year)
  • Health cash plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Wellbeing Team
  • Choice of Mac or PC laptop
  • Team social budget

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Methodical, focussed, patient, Familiarity with programming, Familiarity with Python


A Level or equivalent STEM subject - Technology and Maths fields (Grade A-Level) Essential
Other Software (Grade Level 3 Apprenticeship) Essential

About the employer

We seek to enhance and simplify care in equal measures. We set out to harness the power of care management software to improve the lives of people who need care and those who provide it.




Spectrum House

Bond Street

St Paul's


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

DevOps engineer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jul 2024