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DevOps Engineer apprenticeship for business

What is DevOps?

DevOps is more than just implementing tools and practices; at its core, it's a philosophy and approach that bridges the gap between software development and IT support. This integration unifies historically separate roles. DevOps Engineers play a pivotal role in understanding and appreciating how code functions in real-world scenarios while troubleshooting issues, all while prioritising cloud infrastructure.

Which Industry Sectors Benefit from DevOps?

DevOps principles are universally applicable across various sectors, offering substantial benefits to businesses that incorporate DevOps Engineer roles into their organisations. Some sectors, however, stand to gain even more:


  • Finance: Financial organisations rely on enhanced security, efficiency, and scalability to deliver uninterrupted services.
  • Healthcare: DevOps ensures the reliability and security of critical healthcare systems, reducing the risk of patient data breaches.
  • Retail and E-commerce: These sectors require scalability and continuous deployment to handle demand surges and swiftly introduce new features.
  • Manufacturing: DevOps facilitates automation and efficiency improvements, helping manufacturers optimise their production processes.

Benefits of a DevOps Apprenticeship

Our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship is a structured 2-year programme (with an additional 4 months for End Point Assessment) that blends hands-on training, mentorship, and theoretical learning to equip individuals with the skills needed to excel in DevOps roles.

This comprehensive programme covers a range of essential topics, with a focus on implementing and facilitating the use of DevOps practices within a business. Apprentices will learn the following core areas: 

  • Scripting and coding in domain-specific languages, using pair/mob programming techniques.
  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Building a CI/CD pipeline using automation tools and APIs.
  • Promoting a DevOps culture through Agile principles.
  • Applying a Secure SDLC.
  • Designing on-premises and Cloud architectures to meet business needs.

Meeting Industry Demands

In recent years, DevOps has gained significant popularity in the software development industry. The high demand for DevOps expertise in the job market often results in a shortage of qualified professionals. Positions like DevOps Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), Automation Engineer, or Cloud Engineer are highly desirable.

A DevOps apprentice becomes a valuable asset to any organisation seeking to adopt and enhance their DevOps capabilities. They align their skills with industry standards, gaining proficiency in tools and technologies.

Embracing the DevOps Revolution

DevOps Engineer apprenticeships offer a win-win scenario for both individuals seeking a rewarding career and businesses aiming to remain competitive in today's digital age. By investing in DevOps apprenticeships, businesses from various sectors can enhance agility, efficiency, and innovation while reducing costs and mitigating risks.

Want to Know More?

Our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship begins in November. If you're interested in recruiting an apprentice or upskilling an existing team member, reach out to us today for a no-obligation consultation.


Phone: 0345 155 2020

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Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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  • We offer industry relevant facilities
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