Apprentices

DevOps Engineer

Do you want to be a key part in keeping our business running? Would you like to study, learn and work towards a professional qualification? Join us on our DevOps Apprentice Scheme and you can do both! 

Be the beating heart of Virgin Media 

At Virgin Media, we think of data as our lifeblood, and the CIO Data Management team are responsible for pumping that blood around our business. As a Cloud DevOps Engineer Apprentice, you’ll be on the ground, learning with lots of support from internal senior employees who will ensure you take as much away as possible from the scheme.  

 

Build skills for the future 

Working with the team, you will be responsible for bringing data from operational systems together, modelling it and putting it into different systems where the wider business can use it to report on progress and even becoming the starting point for future solutions. Without DevOps, our systems could go down, which means customers can’t buy, agents can’t answer calls, and we won’t have any diagnostics – all of which affect the business greatly. Other responsibilities you will take on could include: 

  • Analysing datasets to understand the relationship between them and how they can be used in reports 
  • Aiding in the build of monitoring tools and dashboards to track infrastructure and application performance  
  • Collaborating with wider teams to improve the integration and release process 
  • Develop, maintain and optimise our CI/CD pipelines using industry standard technologies 

 

What we look for 

We work with data day in, day out so you need to become comfortable with numbers. Often, we come up against problems that need to be resolved quickly so if you enjoy solving problems, this could be the role for you. Flexible working if available however, you may be required to travel into the office when necessary, such as for training sessions, workshops and team collaborating. Other qualities that will help candidates succeed in this role include: 

  • Eagerness to learn 
  • Passion for technology 
  • Confident in challenging the norm 
  • Experience with technology 
  • Some data analysis experience is preferred but not essential 

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.  

 

What’s in it for you 

A level 4 DevOps Engineer qualification. A starting salary of £30,000. Hands-on experience. This DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship will give you the head start to build a successful career. Throughout the apprenticeship, you could also find yourself progressing through several Google Certifications to further your knowledge of DevOps. As well as all the skills and experience you’ll pick up, we’ll give you access to our amazing benefits, such as: 

  • 25 days holiday 
  • Your birthday off every year 
  • Employee discounts on mobile, broadband and TV services 

…and loads more! 

 

What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship?  

Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job.  As a result, you’ll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us.   

 

Apprenticeship: Level 4 DevOps Engineer
Duration: 18 months
Start Date: September 2022
Locations: Reading
Requirements: 5 GCSES Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent
Salary: Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £33,000 after 12 months. Final salaries can be in the region of £40,000+ amazing benefits

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