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DevOps Engineer Apprentice

Location: UK - Hatfield, UK - London | Job-ID: 207940 | Contract type: Fixed Term Contract | Business Unit: IT Consulting


Life on the team

Salary: £18,500

Start date: 2nd September 2024

Apprentice qualification: DevOps Engineer Level 4

Application process: This will involve an online application and up to two interviews.

Programme length: 18 months

Location: Hatfield/London


During this apprenticeship, you will be part of the Engineering UK Practice. We deliver projects to various Computacenter world-wide customers by ensuring that the projects and services across the business are delivered, maintained, and tested to a high standard.   The role will involve working alongside other delivery team members, IT and business departments, as well as third-party suppliers.   Looking for candidates with a willingness to learn and develop new skills, as well as the ability to work as a team player and adapt to changing priorities.


You’ll work within an inclusive and supportive environment where we make sure everybody feels welcome and included. And if there’s anything you’re not sure about, a colleague will be happy to answer any questions you might have. It’s how we all grow and learn.


What you’ll do

For the duration for your programme, you will be studying towards a level 4 DevOp’s Engineer Apprenticeship qualification. Throughout your apprenticeship you will dedicate 80% of your time in work and 20% studying toward your qualification.

DevOps Engineer responsibilities include working closely with a team of engineers and consultants to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes, and budgets for projects.



  • Work as part of a team to support and assist with the technical operational aspects of a project to streamline communication between teams.
  • Liaise with internal teams to assign tasks and assist with schedule management.
  • Gain an understanding of the theoretical DevOps concepts which is supported with industry-standard tooling such as containerisation, orchestration, and deployment.
  • You will learn to understand the knowledge of CICD Pipelines, deploying scalable web, mobile applications in the cloud.
  • You will learn to understand the DevOps toolset, coding, automation, and scripting.
  • Interpret design documentation and specifications defined and delivered by specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst, senior engineers, consultants, or technology architects.
  • Ability to create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, and reports to present back to the team.
  • Project issue management by using problem solving skills and taking appropriate actions to manage and correct the issue, should any arise.
  • Be a key point of contact for all participants in the project as well as sharing any relevant communications.
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met by conducting quality assurance tests.
  • Support the Portfolio Management team in running and organising the portfolios.



  • Dedicate one day a week towards studying for your DevOps Engineer Level 4 qualification.
  • Liaise with your assigned mentor throughout the programme.
  • Attend face-to-face and online workshops.


What you’ll need

As you can tell this exciting role will give you a lot of skills and knowledge, but we do have some requirements upfront. As well as a strong interest in DevOps Engineering you should be able to demonstrate the following.


  • You will need to have achieved GCSEs in Maths, English Language GCSE grade 4/ C or above. If you do not hold these grades in both English and Maths, we can support you to gain this by the time you complete your apprenticeship.  
  • You should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with clients and internal teams to deliver results on deadlines.
  • You must also be confident in using computer software including Microsoft office.
  • Confident with outgoing personality, able to collaborate with the team and wider Engineering and consultancy departments.


Please note that for successful applicants, offers will be conditional on passing additional eligibility checks with our training provider which will include a Maths and English assessment and a review of any previous qualifications you hold. Due to the funding requirements of the apprenticeship, applicants must not already hold a DevOps Engineer Level 4 standard, GNVQ, BTEC or equivalent qualification to be eligible for this programme.

About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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