What will be learnt in this apprenticeship?
In their daily work, a DevOps Engineer interacts with other members of agile development teams, other areas within the organisation’s IT department and business areas, as well as 3rd-party suppliers. This is an office-based or remote working role, with co-location preferable.
The broad purpose of the 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 – both with respect to the end-user and the business – and improving the quality of digital services. At its simplest, 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. Utilising 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.
How it works
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Apprenticeships are up to 100% Funded
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Skilled and motivated staff
By investing in your staff through apprenticeships, they will learn key skills to support your business and enable you to grow in a sustainable way.
Apprentices will receive training from experienced and professional tutors, as well as gaining work experience and developing new skills. On completion of the apprenticeship, they’ll achieve a nationally recognised professional qualification.
New skills to support your business objectives
One of the most effective ways to upskill / reskill staff or grow your team is with apprenticeships delivered by The Specialists Hub. With government funding and regional incentives covering up to 100% of the training costs and financial incentives of up to £4000 for hiring new apprentices, our apprenticeship programmes are one of the best value ways to build skills in your workplace. We even offer free recruitment if you are looking to hire a new apprentice.
What Employers say...
“With 40 years in high-tech industry I had co-founded a company that was reliant on technology to deliver online services in the cloud. We handle sensitive data related to the governance of organisations in the charity, not-for-profit and housing sectors. While we have a Managed Service Provider to manage the technical infrastructure we have the contractual obligation to our clients for data protection and cyber security. These are essential skills we decided to bring in-house and the UK Government’s cyber security apprenticeship scheme provided the way to do that. ”
Frank Bennett | Founder
What Apprentices say...
“Over the past few years (and as an older person) I have been trying to change my career direction from financial services to tech. As you can imagine, it has been difficult to make that jump. Most companies saying you’ve got loads of experience, but you haven’t got the skills
It was Bev Mcgowan at the Specialists Hub who spotted the potential in me and my eagerness to get into tech (particularly cyber security). She aligned my experience with her huge network of contacts to enable me to change careers and join FWD View on an apprenticeship.”