DevOps Apprentice

Newcastle upon Tyne

This vacancy is now closed


Employer description: 

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, mining, commodities and agribusiness, transport, technology and innovation, and life sciences and healthcare. 

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. 

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. 


We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. 

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Level 4 DevOps Apprenticeship. 

Main responsibilities: 

  • As an Infrastructure, DevOps & Cloud Apprentice you will be building skills and competences in all aspects of IT infrastructure.
  • From On-Prem server management to Azure administration, Cloud Governance & FinOps.
  • Apply Agile and DevOps practices and principles to Infrastructure and Operations to capitalise on the new cloud capabilities.
  • Be involved in modernising our existing IT estate using IaC (Terraform, MS ARM Templates), automation & scripting (PowerShell, bash) and cloud services (SaaS, IaaS and PaaS).
  • Gain experience with Networking (Virtual Networks, Virtual WAN’s, Express Routes, Private Links, Checkpoints) and Security (CIS Benchmark, Key Vaults, AAD, MFA, MS Defender for Cloud). 
  • Grow to be able to create technical documentation for a technical audience and be fully conversant with the change control precepts and practices. 

What we are looking for:

Skills and personal qualities: 

  • Communication – Be an active listener, adapting your delivery to the audience, with confidence and friendliness.
  • Interpersonal Competence – Be open to work in a wide variety of teams, learning how to connect with others, get along with people who are different from you, and collaborate.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving – Identifying problems and coming up with solutions is what we do every day, so be a proactive thinker.
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic and hard working.
  • Imagination - Creativity is enormously important, NRF are looking to push boundaries in our innovation and you will need to think beyond the box.
  • Professional and personable.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills and well organised (ready to manage both work and study)
  • Most importantly, have a passion for all things IT. 

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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£18,000 - £19,000 per annum. 

Future prospects: 

Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship, there is a possibility to gain full time employment.

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.