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DevOps Apprentice

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United Kingdom  United Kingdom
Internship, Engineering, English

Job Description:


(COMPANY NAME) is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of EUR 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands (COMPANY NAME), (COMPANY NAME)|Syntel, and Unify. (COMPANY NAME) is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of (COMPANY NAME) is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship (Tableau Team):

If you're interested in helping (COMPANY NAME) to improving the quality of digital services, then there's no better place to start than our Level 4 (18-24 month programme) DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship. During the programme we combine classroom training with hands on experience, with modules designed to teach you both the technical and business skills you need to thrive in a long-term career as a DevOps Engineer.

You'll work in a team with colleagues based in Poland, on projects for a well-known public sector client. Your day-to-day role will include designing, developing and maintaining business intelligence tooling (Tableau). You will be responsible for building complex Tableau reports, scorecards and dashboards to support the business to assess results and improve performance.

Although the team are located across the UK and Poland, you will have a local mentor to support you throughout your scheme. Being able to build relationships with a team who are not located with you is a key skill that we will need you to have.

What you'll cover

We support all our DevOps Engineer apprentices in achieving a DevOps Engineer level 4 qualification. The programme, together with the support from your team will give you everything you need to be successful.

Qualifications you'll achieve as part of your DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship:

* Level 4 DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship standard (national qualification)

Entry requirements

For this scheme you'll need 5 GCSEs / Scottish National 5's or equivalent at grades 4-9 / A-C (including English) plus GCSE in Maths grade 6-9 / B or above

AND be educated to level 3 in an IT based subject e.g. A-levels, BTEC Extended diploma, or Level 3 Apprenticeship

Start Dates

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Mentor guidelines for Tableau Role

The appointed mentor who supports an apprentice in their place of work will be vital for the Tableau apprentice when the rest of the team are remote.

Most apprentice employers recognise that apprentices make a significant contribution in the workplace whilst forming an important aspect of succession planning. For the apprentices themselves, having a member of staff within the organisation who is appointed to support them in their journey is invaluable.

Apprentices face a demanding schedule of skills development which can include learning on the job, online seminars, classroom learning, regular progress reviews and more besides. Appointed mentors help apprentices with other aspects of their development, keeping them on an even keel. Mentors are there to specifically pass on their skills and guide their mentees in navigating the world of work. Through the scheme, apprentices benefit from the counsel of more experienced professionals.

Taking on the role of mentor does not involve being a line manager, getting involved in disciplinary issues or teaching any theory. What it does involve is coaching them and passing on the practical soft skills and experience built up over years. Mentors help apprentices develop their approach to work, including building rapport, teamwork, integrity and remaining positive and professional. They also teach them about company procedures and ways of working.

The role of mentor is critical, but it should never be a burden. Mentors need to be handpicked by their employer because of their own skills and professionalism. The main aspect of mentoring is passing these qualities on to the next generation of employees.

The role is to be a work 'buddy'. Mentors act as a friend in a professional sense, not holding the apprentice's hand but being there to listen and give support. If anything comes up that the mentor can't deal with then they can contact the line manager or signpost the less experienced member of staff as required.

Mentors do not get involved in conflict management and are not responsible for the performance of mentees. Anybody acting as a mentor is not managing or taking responsibility for the apprentice's work. It's more about how apprentices conduct themselves.

Examples of activities within (COMPANY NAME) for a mentor would be:-

* Supporting with local procedures e.g. timesheets/holiday bookings/expense claims

* When we can return to the office, showing the apprentice the facilities and introducing them to key people on site

* When working remotely, being a listening ear and a contact point to support with queries (although not technical work queries as this would be the responsibility of the Line Manager (LM) and the direct team)

* Helping the apprentice understand the structure of the account and (COMPANY NAME) as a whole (clearly the LM will also do this)

Here at (COMPANY NAME), we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our (COMPANY NAME) culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong

Source: Company website
Posted on: 11 Jun 2021
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Information Technology
Job duration: 24 months
Languages: English
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