DevOps Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

Inc (Infrastructure) Ltd (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,000.00
37.5 hours per week Flexible as long as core hours are worked - Monday-Friday - Finish between 4:30am-6pm. 1 hour's break for lunch. Shifts will be discussed.
18 months (duration)
30 August 2021(start date)
DevOps engineer (apprenticeship standard)
23 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Apprentice will be based in Bristol or Bath (primarily in Bristol). The learners will work from the office 2 days a week once the new office space is confirmed by the employer. You'll work from the office 2 days a week. As a DevOps Apprentice, you will care about designing secure, reliable and scalable software architecture and infrastructure.


You will have a deep interest and passion in delivering value to customers by automating manual tasks, monitoring systems and environments as well as building tools that make it easier to run and maintain infrastructure and services. 

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

  • Running and managing platforms
  • Building platforms (Design, Architect and build)
  • Core Devops/SRE work (Development + operations of platforms and tooling)
  • Creating IAC
  • Answering customer tickets around platforms

Future Prospects

  • Move into a full time DevOps/SRE role
  • Move into a move code focused role
  • Move into a more operations style role
  • Help grow and shape the business

Reality Check

Company perks: 

  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Personal Healthcare Scheme
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Professional Training and Certification opportunities
  • Bike schemes
  • Birthday meals on the Company 

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. 

Skills Required

We are looking for someone who will be a great fit for the team, and would love it if you:

  • Self-starter, quick learner and likes challenges
  • Team player with a constructive attitude to challenge but buys into the commitment when the team makes a decision
  • Great problem-solving skills, copes with uncertainty and risk
  • A drive to test and tune performance across systems, understanding the interplay between various systems
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, able to handle stress well

Qualities Required

  • Genuine enthusiasm for operations and development processes 
  • Willingness and desire to succeed and go over and above what is expected

Qualifications Required

Entry requirements: 

  • Level 3 Software apprenticeship, or
  • A Level in a STEM subject (within the technology and maths fields only), or
  • BTEC Diploma in IT and successful completion of our Aptitude Test, or,
  • Or equivalents, or

A minimum of 12 months of work experience within an IT role. Specific roles that are acceptable are:

  • IT Support roles e.g. Help Desk, First line 
  • Software Development Roles 

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme. The learners would still be required to successfully pass the Aptitude Test at first attempt.

Training Provided

DevOps Engineer Higher Apprenticeship Standard:

  • If you’re interested in leading the future of technology, there’s no better place to start than our DevOps Apprenticeship. The 18-21-month programmes combine classroom training with hands on experience, with modules designed to teach you both the technical and business skills you need to thrive in a long-term career as a DevOps Engineer
  • You’ll work on a diverse range of tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment, developing your knowledge of the digital sector and learning how to create world-class customer solutions. If you’re a methodical and creative problem solver, with the determination to take on real responsibility as you grow into the role, this scheme is for you
  • Functional skills if needed
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