Joost - Apprentice 2

Dev Ops Engineer

Level 4 Apprenticeship
Hear more about this programme from one of our current Apprentices. Find out what you need to succeed and why this programme could be right for you.

Are you a passionate technology minded individual who is eager to work in a dynamic team with industry experts?
As a DevOps Engineer, you orchestrate seamless collaboration between development and operations, streamlining software delivery, and enhancing system reliability. Your expertise spans coding, automation, and infrastructure, ensuring the continuous integration and deployment of applications. A catalyst for innovation, you leverage cutting-edge tools to optimize development workflows, enhance security, and foster a culture of efficiency. In the dynamic realm of DevOps, you're the bridge between code and deployment, driving agility and performance across the software development lifecycle.

Programme Duration
24 months
Qualification and level
Level 4 apprenticeship DevOps Engineer
Working hours
40 hour working week Monday- Friday
Office type
Corporate Office
Training Breakdown
Blended learning; Mix of virtual and in person workshops, online self-study and on the job learning
Required skills and qualifications5 GCSEs Grade C/ 4 or above including 1 STEM subject plus Maths and English / equivalent

What are the core components of this apprenticeship?

During your apprenticeship, you will acquire valuable skills and knowledge, including:

Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): You'll embrace the art of streamlining software development and deployment pipelines, ensuring rapid and reliable releases.
Cloud Platforms: Navigate cloud computing with proficiency in AWS unlocking the power of limitless scalability.
Monitoring and Logging: You'll delve into tools like Prometheus and ELK stack, enabling you to keep a vigilant eye on system performance and troubleshoot with finesse..
Scripting and Coding: Scripting languages like Python and shell scripting will be at your fingertips, giving you the ability to automate tasks and solve complex challenges.
Security and Compliance: You'll be the guardian of system security, implementing best practices and ensuring compliance with industry standards.

What will I learn as I progress through my course?

  • Collaborating with software developers to enhance the CI/CD pipeline.
  • Automating software deployment, configuration, and testing processes.
  • Monitoring system performance and addressing any operational issues swiftly.
  • Implementing security measures and best practices for infrastructure.
  • Managing containerized applications and orchestrating their deployment.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest DevOps tools and industry trends.

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 4 DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship

What are my career prospects after graduating?

Your journey as a DevOps Apprentice opens the door to a world of exciting career prospects. You'll have the skills and knowledge to progress towards high-level roles in the Technology sector including but not limited to:

Automation engineer; Build and release engineer; Deployment engineer; DevOps engineer; Full stack developer; Infrastructure engineer; Platform engineer; Reliability engineer; Site reliability engineer

Successful apprentices may also choose to progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programmes.

Ellie - Apprentice 2
"After finishing full time education, this Apprenticeship has provided me the opportunity to understand a corporate environment. I had preconceptions from previous work experience of what it would be like working in an office environment."
Class of 2022 Apprentice

Application Process and Timeline

Online application
Upload your CV, fill in your details, answer the eligibility questions and complete a short online assessment

(Applications open 11th December 2023)
Game-based assessment
Complete a series of short game-based tasks designed to identify your strengths and assess your suitability for the role
Video Interview
Video interview to tell us about your background, motivations, knowledge, skills and interests
Virtual / Onsite Assessment Centre
Assessment centres include: a group exercise, presentation and individual interviews
If successful we will extend you and offer to join our programmes and our recruitment teams will send you a contract of employment
Onboarding process
Our recruitment teams will complete the necessary background checks, register you with the programme training provider and obtain any personal information needed to begin your employment
You'll then be ready to join us on your Apprenticeship programme

(The start date for this programme is July 2024)
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