Why choose our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship?
Our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship focuses on implementing and facilitating the use of DevOps practices within a business.
The DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme encompasses multiple stages of the software development life cycle, automating processes around development, testing and release for continuous integration of new features, and subsequent continuous delivery of a product.
QA’s DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:
- Work as part of a larger team and understand the context of both the development and technical operations aspects of a project in order to streamline communication between teams.
- Interpret design documentation and specifications defined and delivered by specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.
- Understand a combination of strong theoretical DevOps concepts further solidified with industry-standard tooling education in building, containerisation, orchestration and deployment.
- Gain access to a large portfolio of learning for both general-purpose and cloud-vendor specific tooling in AWS, Azure and GCP.
- Explore the developer skills needed for learners to create applications through Python with connected databases, practising TDD and OOP.
Tools and technologies learned
Apprentices learn to use Python, Linux, Google Cloud, Microsoft SQL Azure and AWS.
Why choose QA
Tech careers started or enhanced through apprenticeships
Success rate for learners on a QA apprenticeship
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Applicants apply to our apprenticeship programmes every year
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Best Use of Blended Learning at the Learning Tech Awards 2020
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Key partners include Barnardo's, Stemettes and Code First Girls
91%of QA apprentices go straight into full-time jobs
2.1 millionjobs in the digital economy
£42,578average skilled digital salary
The DevOps Engineer Level 4 programme overview
Learners benefit from a flexible and blended learning journey, helping them to learn, understand and apply DevOps principles in the workplace faster.
The typical duration of the DevOps Engineer Level 4 programme is 15 months, plus a 4-month end-point assessment. View the modules in order below, including DevOps Culture and Methodologies, Coding Fundamentals, Networking and Security, DevOps Tooling, DevOps Infrastructure, and DevOps Cloud Specialisation.
Frontloaded option available
This apprenticeship is also available as a frontloaded apprenticeship, which covers over 60% of the apprenticeship content within the first 10 weeks of the programme.
The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:
A Level in STEM subject, or
BTEC Diploma in STEM subject, or
Level 3 IT apprenticeship
*Please see the programme guide for full entry requirements.
Possible job roles for a DevOps Engineer apprentice
This programme is suitable for multiple roles, such as:
Automation Engineer, Build and Release Engineer, Deployment Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Full-stack Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Platform Engineer, Reliability Engineer and Site Reliability Engineer.
The DevOps Engineer programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy, requiring you to only pay up to 5% of the programme.
What our learners say
"I pursued a career in the tech sector because you are always learning new skills, it’s an incredible environment which I enjoy working in. The industry always growing every day brings new challenges and I can see the positive impact I can make from the work I contribute to."
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