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Dev Ops

Programme Length
24 months
Programme Level
Level 4
Minimum Entry Requirements
3 GCSEs Grade C/ 4 or above including 1 STEM subject plus Maths and English / equivalent
Qualification Gained
Level 4 Apprenticeship in DevOps
Working Pattern
40 hour working week
Office Type
Corporate Office
Training Breakdown
Blended learning; Mix of virtual and in person workshops, online self-study and on the job learning
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DevOps is a philosophy and way of working that brings together two historically disparate parts of the IT organisation, namely those who develop the software and those who are then required to support it in the live environment. You will be qualified as DevOps Engineer towards the end of the apprenticeship. The DevOps Engineer encapsulates both disciplines, requiring the individual to understand and appreciate how their code functions when being used in the real world and troubleshoot any issues that may arise, while taking a cloud-infrastructure focused perspective. This means taking responsibility for all aspects of the development and operations process - the design, build, test, implement, release and continual iteration of products. Utilizing the advantages of Cloud computing to enable infrastructure to be defined in code moves the operations side away from traditional system administrator roles which are focused on troubleshooting traditional infrastructure-as-hardware. The convergence of these two topics drives DevOps culture and ways of working and creates the need for the new role of DevOps Engineer that works within the delivery team. The DevOps Engineer applies all the DevOps culture and software engineering disciplines to codified infrastructure.

In their daily work, a DevOps engineer interacts with other members of agile development teams, other areas within the organisation’s IT teams and business areas, as well as 3rd-party as appropriate.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for working collaboratively with a minimum of direct supervision within broad but generally well defined parameters, requiring the application of knowledge and understanding, skills and methods in a broad range of complex or technical work activities, performed in a variety of contexts. They will address problems which are non-routine while normally fairly well defined, taking responsibility for courses of action, including, where relevant, responsibility for the work of others and allocation of resources. They will typically pair with other technical roles, or work alone at times, and provide input to the planning of work and advise on design.
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“I have learned about the application of software development in the workplace, which is often missed in traditional education. Things are done very differently in the workplace in contrast to the classroom, and this apprenticeship is a great opportunity to bridge the gap.”
Oli - Software Development Engineer



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