DevOps Engineer Apprentice

West London

Who you’ll be working for:

PPL is the UK’s music licensing company for over 120,000 performers and recording rightsholders.

What’s in it for you:

The DevOps Engineer role sits within the Technology function and reports to the Senior DevOps Engineer. The role will give you experience of working co-operatively and consultatively with a number of business stakeholders including the Member Services, International, Music Reporting, Distribution and Finance teams.  A close relationship with other parts of the Technology department will also be essential to the success of this role. This is a hybrid working arrangement, working in their Soho offices 2-3 day per week.

You will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking detailed analysis and documenting detailed specifications
  • Translating and facilitating requirements gathering, translating and prioritisation
  • Researching new tools and techniques
  • Facilitating changes to the technical systems using automation and DevOps best practices
  • Using AWS technologies both traditional & serverless
  • System administration
  • Documenting configuration management, version control, coding, testing and documentation standards
  • Providing technical and operational support
  • Patching / backup-restore
  • Maintaining knowledge of new and emerging technologies that might have application to PPL

You will have the following skills:

  • Coding experience
  • Flexible attitude and the ability to perform under pressure
  • Self-motivation and resilience
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to plan your time effectively
  • Good attention to detail
  • The ability to systematically break apart complex problems

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • Level 3 Software apprenticeship
  • OR A-Level in a STEM subject (in Technology and Maths fields only) and successful completion of our Aptitude Test
  • OR BTEC Diploma in IT and successful completion of our Aptitude Test
  • OR two years' experience in a relevant role and successful completion of our Aptitude Test

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

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Working week:

37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Future prospects 

Potential full-time role at the end of the apprenticeship

Important information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.