May 25, 2021 James Nevin

DevOps Engineering Apprenticeship 2021

We have a great opportunity for an aspiring DevOps Engineer to join a team who are working on developing new automations and systems; smoothing the running of our busy Structural Engineering firm which specialises in designing structural solutions for residential projects in and around London.

We are ideally looking for someone who is comfortable with computers, having fixed/upgraded/or even built their own hardware and enjoys writing code (either as a hobby or at school). Someone with strong mathematical aptitude and good problem-solving skills, who thrives on accuracy and attention to detail.

Other titles for this role include Full Stack Developer or Coding Engineer.


You will enrol onto the Digital & Technology Solutions Professional Apprenticeship with London South Bank University (LSBU)

The apprenticeship typically takes 4 years, and you receive a BSc degree on successful completion.

You do not need to pay for any training costs and therefore this is an excellent way to get a degree for free. See details here:

The job during your apprenticeship

You will be responsible for creating automations under direction from both technical and non-technical staff.  The difficulty of the job will come from understanding the real-world problem and translating it into efficient code and process flows using the Microsoft Power Platform and the Office 365 Business package, including SharePoint (no prior knowledge necessary).

You will be working in an office environment.  You will also be developing your abilities to communicate effectively with senior staff.  A typical day would be as follows:

  • Join a group meeting to discuss the operations of the business.
  • Work on Power Automate to code the latest improvements we want.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and update existing flows.
  • Maintain the hardware in the office, including server and staff computers.
  • Send an update on your progress for the day.

After the apprenticeship, we expect you to continue to grow your career with us and there is no limitation to the level you can rise to.

Things to consider

Some travel around London may be required to attend events and socials.

We will not employ anyone with a regular commuting time of over one hour as this is not in keeping with a healthy work/life balance.

This is primarily an office-based role working at a desk using a computer for most of the day.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship

Minimum entry requirements

  • A Level BCC or Level 3 * BTEC National Diploma DMM or
  • Access to HE qualifications worth 112 UCAS points
  • 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English (or equivalent reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • You must also be a fluent English speaker.

Note: You must not have any prior degrees or other higher education qualifications.

Must have full eligibility to work in the UK.

Salary: £13,500.00 per annum (rising each year as the apprenticeship is completed).

Estimated Final Salary at completion of degree: £28,000 per annum.

How to apply

If this is the role for you, please phone 0203 982 8393 and leave a message introducing yourself and letting us know why you think you would be perfect for the job (max 3-minute message).

Due to our fantastic apprenticeship programme, we get hundreds of applications a year and therefore we begin the next stage with a one-hour online test to check comprehension skills.

We respond to all applications typically within a week, even if you are unsuccessful.