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DevOps Apprentice


Brentford, Greater London QA

Job Reference:  MP-33449-80410
Job level:  Apprentice
Employer:  QA
Industry:  IT
Job Type:  Full Time
Salary:  £20,000 - £29,999
Salary and Benefits:  Up to 20000 UKP per year


County:  Greater London
City:  Brentford
Post Code:  TW8 9LL


Employer description:

We are an ambitious UK based company, operating since 2003.

We are a specialised service provider supporting UK public and private sector organisations in:

  • IT Strategy

  • Agile Delivery and Public Cloud Migration/Adoption

  • Architecture and Design

  • Digital Transformation

  • Public Cloud Adoption / Migration

  • Delivering Software Engineering Services

  • Cyber Security

Our vision is “To be our clients’ most trusted partner”, this mean transparency, excellent communications, delivering on time, being customer obsessed and innovative to help our customers achieve their goals. 

We are London based, but mainly work remotely with visits to London or our client sites as and when needed.

Role overview:     

We have exciting new opportunities for DevOps Engineer Apprentices to support a large, complex client programme based in London.

You will gain the opportunity for rapid on-the-job learning combined with rigorous structured training and mentoring to support your journey towards becoming a Systems Engineer/Software Developer/DevOps Engineering professional.

You will work on maintaining and enhancing our existing solutions, architecting, and developing new customer solutions, and providing technical support to our users.

In return, we will provide a supportive work environment with the flexibility to participate in scheduled work release training. Whilst in the workplace, you will receive continual coaching, help and guidance and the opportunity to work across several key Infrastructure, Cloud and Applications teams.

What you will be doing?

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and maintaining scripts in a virtualisation environment (AWS / Azure / VMWare / Azure Stack)

  • Writing and maintaining scripts for a Software Defined network

  • Involved in the specification and implementation of the new service

  • Working within agile teams

  • Be part of daily stand-ups providing status updates on progress and blockers

  • Contributing to the DevOps pipelines; Plan, code, build, test, release, deploy, operate, monitor

  • Use of tools as a DevOps Engineer, such as repos, version control, testing, deployment etc.

These will include open-source type tools, e.g. Git, Jenkins, Selenium, and vendor specific such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and VMWare.

  • Work with scripting and coding languages such as Python, JSON, .NET, PowerShell

  • Understanding and documenting the existing infrastructure and CI/CD processes including the integration of security and quality tooling

  • Developing CI/CD pipelines using PowerShell for greater reliability and reduced downtime

  • Plan, design, and build IP Networking and physical networks

What we are looking for:

Desired skills and experience:

  • Excellent practical knowledge of networks fundamentals, TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, DHCP, Firewalls etc.

  • Strong knowledge of Azure/AWS cloud infrastructure providers

  • Strong experience implementing and administering load balancing and reverse proxy’s (NGINX)

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • Level 3 Software apprenticeship

  • OR A-Level in a STEM subject (in Technology and Maths fields only) and successful completion of our Aptitude Test

  • OR BTEC Diploma in IT and successful completion of our Aptitude Test

  • OR two years' experience in a relevant role and successful completion of our Aptitude Test

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.

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. 

Find out more here:

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programmes offer on-going development tracks. 

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.

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