Role Profile

The broad purpose of this occupation is to enable organisations to get valuable working software out in front of active users both external and internal, frequently and safely, reducing time to market delivering increased value to the end user and the business and improving the quality of digital services. A Devops Engineer will interact with other members of Agile development teams, other areas within the organisation IT department and business as well as 3 rd party suppliers.

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.  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.

Typical Job Roles

Devops Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, Platform Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Build and release engineer, Automation Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Deployment Engineer

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include GCSEs; A levels; a Level 3 apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test, with a focus on functional maths and interest in coding skills.

Duration of Apprenticeships – 24 Months

On program delivery

  1. Subject Matter Led expert Masterclasses ( face to face or online)
  2. Technical knowledge workshops (Face to face or online)
  3. Online courses
  4. Hand on Projects
  5. Coaching and Mentoring
  6. Access to tools and labs
  7. Development skills workshops
  8. Maths and English Functional skills

Apprenticeship Application Process

We have a consultative approach to registering new apprentices or existing staff . We want to make sure our Programme is right for you, and maximise the chance of you being successful. This process applies to Apprentices who are being placed with an Employer.

Stage 1 – Apply

Apply online, sending us your basic details and a current CV if you have one – this will help our consultants learn more about you. Click here to apply.

Stage 2 – Online assessment

You will be asked to complete a series of online assessments around Numeracy, Literacy and technical knowledge.

Stage 3 – Phone interview

This initial call is non-technical and an opportunity for our Training team to get to know you and your reasons for enquiring. This is also an opportunity for us to support you with the interview process and information, advice and guidance.

Stage 4 – Employer interview

Next, we will invite you to be interviewed by the Employer.

Stage 5 – Confirmation

If the Employer interview is successful then we write to you and start the process of on-boarding onto the Apprenticeship.

Stage 6 – Start your Apprentice Journey

Apprenticeship Journey Infographic - Purple Beard Training