IT Apprentice - Degree (Level 6)

Cloudpay Technology Limited (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,000.00 to £19,000.00
37.5 hours per week 8:30am - 5pm / 9:00am - 5:30pm (core working hours 10:00am-4:00pm) - one hour's lunch break each day.
4 years (duration)
3 January 2022(start date)
Digital (route)
23 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete an IT systems and networking - Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Appretinceship.


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

  • Supporting the CloudPay live, test and development Environments.
  • Maintaining, and improving the integrity, and availability of the CloudPay Production service.
  • Documenting and suggesting Improvements to existing projects and processes.
  • Completing operational tasks required to onboard new customers.
  • Assisting the Infrastructure Operations Lead with day to day support and operational tasks as required.
  • Triaging of support tickets.

Future Prospects

Several paths including, by not limited to:

  • Infrastructure Operations Engineer and upwards
  • Network Engineer
  • Cyber Security Engineer / Security Operations Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer

Reality Check

Benefits available from day 1:

  • Pension scheme
  • Remote working allowance
  • Life Assurance
  • Birthday leave
  • Volunteering leave
  • Eye tests & glasses

Company perks:

Benefits available following probation period:

  • Private medical insurance

Calm app – available following probation

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


  • Good documentation and communications skills
  • Experience working with and Linux systems
  • Scripting experience (Bash, Python, Ansible, Javascript)
  • Virtualised Infrastructure

Nice to have:

  • DevOps Tools/Containerisation (Puppet/Ansible/Docker)
  • JIRA, Confluence or similar
  • Github/Bitbucket/Bamboo 
  • Understanding of databases (MySQL, MongoDb)
  • Exposure/Experience to Public Cloud Services (AWS preferred)
  • Firm Understanding of Networking principles

Qualities Required

  • Team Player

Qualifications Required

Entry requirements:

A Level 3 qualification in a relevant area in any grade. Acceptable qualifications include:

  • A levels in one or more similar subject
  • Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject;
  • International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in a similar subject;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in a similar subject;
  • A Work experience route (2-3 years) in a similar subject-related role

Note: “Similar subject” relates to areas directly relevant to or commensurate with “Digital and Technology Solutions”. 

As to what constitutes a ‘similar subject’ this would therefore typically be areas such as but not limited to Level 3 digital apprenticeships, A-Level/BTEC Computer Science, Information Technology, Networking, Software Engineering, etc. 

Note: Learners must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject. 

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

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Training Provided

You will be working alongside experts with decades of experience in the industry as an IT apprentice. Whilst you study towards your BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions Professional, you will be working in a full time role supporting our IT team of experts.

This is a 4 year programme, which will allow you to gain a degree in Digital and Technology Solution Professional and at the same time apply your learning in the workplace.

We are ready to pass on our knowledge and develop the right candidate to be a professional in this ever-evolving field.

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