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DevOps Apprenticeship

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08/03/2021 12:50:00
DWP. Digital with Purpose. DevOps Apprenticeships in Blackpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield £27,565 starting salary, structured learning and qualifications

Job Description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

Have you considered a career in DevOps? Do you have what it takes to deliver in a new role , while taking on formal learning and working towards a qualification?

Do you want a starting salary of £27,565, great civil service benefits and flexible working? Do you want to work for the UK's largest government department, designing and delivering products and services that will make a difference to millions of people?


We are excited to launch the recruitment of Level 4 digital apprenticeships. This is a brilliant opportunity for us to train future leaders and experts in DevOps.

DWP Digital is the digital arm of the Department for Work and Pensions. We're looking for motivated apprentice DevOps engineers to work with us, contributing to and supporting the design, development and maintenance of infrastructure-as-code and continuous integration, deployment, and delivery pipelines for products that make up citizen services.

DWP Digital is a place where talented people can grow and thrive at the cutting-edge of their industry. You can build a stimulating and fulfilling career with us. A career that gives you opportunities for work-life balance, provides interesting opportunities and gives you plenty of room to grow.

Role description:

This is a great opportunity to earn as you learn and get hands on experience of DevOps engineering. You'll develop skills, knowledge and behaviours for your career with DWP Digital and be part of a great team.

Alongside gaining the skills you need for your new job role, you'll be studying towards gaining a Level 4 DevOps engineer apprenticeship qualification.

You'll be supported by your line manager, digital learning consultant and the wider engineering community in DWP Digital, alongside fellow apprentices. So you'll have plenty of sponsors to help you succeed.

That said, it's important that you can be proactive and make the most out of your time on the apprenticeship. There's a lot to do and learn - so you need to be ready to work hard and participate in the many opportunities you'll have.

You'll lauch a brilliant career within DevOps at DWP Digital and become a highly skilled tech professional. Click APPLY if that sounds like something that you want to be a part of.

What you'll do:

As an Apprentice DevOps Engineer, you'll be focused on implementing and facilitating a DevOps culture within DWP, helping to deliver services to 22m citizens in the UK. This encompasses:

  • Multiple stages of the software development life cycle
  • Automating processes around development
  • Testing and release for continuous integration of new features
  • Subsequent continuous delivery of a product

You'll learn about:

  • Common practices whilst working in a DevOps environment, including Agile, Scrum, Continuous integration, deployment, and delivery.
  • Networking and security principles both generally and within a DevOps context.
  • DevOps tools and technologies.
  • How to develop and architect infrastructure and automation pipelines.
  • Engineering skills to create automated, verifiable infrastructure and pipelines.

Are you ready?

The importance of digital to support our citizens is a key priority for us, and we're looking for people with a passion to succeed. We're very keen to attract a broad range of applicants from diverse backgrounds. So if you have the right aptitude, motivation and attitude, we want to hear from you.

We're looking for apprentices who have the following:

  • Strong logical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • A methodical, step-by-step approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Business skills including effective communication, teamwork and task/time management
  • The ability to troubleshoot issues
  • The ability to work under direction, use discretion and determine when to escalate issues
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

Entry Requirements:

  • You hold a current United Kingdom (UK) or EAA Passport, and NI number
  • You've lived in the UK and/or EU for the past 3 years
  • You're eligible to work in the UK and are not in full-time education
  • You're over the age of 18
  • You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject

You MUST hold at least one of the following

  • Level 3 Software apprenticeship


  • A Level in a STEM subject


  • BTEC Diploma in IT


  • A minimum of 12 months of experience within the IT field in the last 3 years.
  • If you reach stage one of the application process, you'll be asked to complete an aptitude test

*Please note, if you're successful you'll need to be available to start from May/June 2021.

There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in a digital apprenticeship with DWP Digital.

Click Apply now for more info and to start an application.