Junior DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship - Start in 2021

  • Employer IBM
  • Job type Higher Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Nationwide
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 08/02/2021

Your Role and Responsibilities

About the role

Do you have a passion for Technology and making it work? We’re looking for people who want to pursue a hands-on technical career working with financial services customers.  People who can roll up their sleeves, get stuck in, and get things delivered for a large UK Based financial services customer.  Sound like you?

As a Junior DevOps Engineer you will learn about Agile delivery and be part of a team delivering automation and DevOps expertise for the customer.  The types of problems you’ll face will be varied and the solutions you help create will be innovative.  It could be developing a continuous delivery pipeline, automating the configuration of infrastructure, or orchestrating a set of technical activities to make them repeatable.

It will be hard work, you will need to be resilient, but it will be rewarding.  You’ll need to be the type of person who is up for a challenge and likes learning both on the job and in your own time.  You don’t need to be studying a technical A-Level or Equivalent, but you will need to be able to demonstrate your passion for technology and explain how you’ve used it to solve problems.

What’s in it for you.

   Learn about delivery frameworks like Agile and work in teams putting theory into practice.   
   Significant investment in your personal learning including mentoring, a structured training plan and access to online courses
   Be part of a learning cohort and be in a community of similar minded people at the same stage in their career.
   Gain experience with leading edge technologies including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, IBM Cloud, Kubernetes, Chef and Ansible.
   Learn to use API’S to orchestrate workflows and automate IT processes.
   Build your knowledge of how to do things securely in an enterprise environment.
   Develop problem solving and facilitation skills and use IBM’s Enterprise Design Thinking.

Behaviour and Preferred Technical Expertise

To be successful in the role you will need to :

  •   Work professionally and independently, taking responsibility and initiative as appropriate.
  •   Communicate effectively in a variety of situations including formal and informally both within your team and our customers.
  •   Identify appropriate technical solutions using both logical and creative thinking, and then work with the team to deliver them
  •   Have a foundation of technical skills which could include

              Linux Administration
              Public Cloud
              Coding with JavaScript, shell scripting and Python
              Tools involved in Continuous Integration/Continuous Deliver (CI/CD) like Jenkin, Nexus and Git.



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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

What we look for:

  • You don't need to be studying business or technology A-levels, but you must have a keen interest in both.
  • You must have achieved at least GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language. We also except Level 2 Skills Tests as a GCSE equivalent in Maths and English.
  • You will need to be mobile – base locations are across the UK (including but not limited to Greenock (Scotland), London, Hursley (near Winchester) and Portsmouth), however the work will be project based and typically you’ll find yourself working at a client site which requires extensive travel and staying away from home during the week.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience


Required Education

Pre-University Qualification

Preferred Education

Pre-University Qualification

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility to work in the UK without Sponsorship

About Business Unit

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBM

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Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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