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EDF DevOps Apprentice 2023

EDF DevOps Apprentice 2023
South West

Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
Job Type: Apprenticeship
Salary: 17,821
Career Zones: IT & The Internet

The Details

Employment Type: Full Time
Salary of £17,821 plus excellent benefits
Location: Flexible, GB
Career Area: Early Careers

Join our DevOps Apprenticeship and you can make an immediate impact, powering the nation today whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.

What is the DevOps Apprenticeship?

EDF run public cloud platforms in Azure and AWS. You will learn how to effectively operate these cloud platforms at scale. Focussed on either AWS or Azure you will rotate through the AWS or Azure Cloud Platform teams and the DevOps Platform team. Throughout your time on the scheme, you’ll work closely with the Technical Leads, Product Owners and Engineering partners within the Enterprise IT Cloud Services Team.

The UK electricity market is changing at pace, as the country moves towards a zero-carbon energy system and relies more and more on flexible and intermittent generation. EDF must continuously improve its IT platforms and tools to thrive in this market and support the energy market in its transition to zero-carbon.

The Enterprise IT operating environment is complex, meaning our stakeholders’ needs are constantly shifting and evolving, in several dimensions. To meet the challenges presented by a complex environment, the Enterprise IT team needs to work with the right culture and in an effective way.  This means we are:

  • Business Centric – so that we structure ourselves and our work around the needs of customers  

  • Empowered – so that we give our people the ability to solve problems with our customers  

  • Agile – so that we continually adapt to the changing needs of our customers  

  • Value Focused – so that we always focus on the most valuable things for our customers  

  • Accountable – so that it’s clear who is accountable for what and that accountability is visibly discharged  

  • Employee Friendly - so that we don’t lose what makes this a great place to work and develop

Within this context, the Platform Engineer helps Enterprise IT meet our customers’ needs by owning and running large and complex platforms to deliver the agreed benefits.

Platform Engineers are focused on implementing and facilitating the use of DevOps practices within a business and ensuring that the platform is meeting its objective using Service Level Indicators and Service Level Objectives.

Training, development and support for you:

During your time on the scheme, you’ll study for a level 4 DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship with our training provider, QA. You’ll complete this virtually, attending online live tutorials, completing project and lab work, self-led research, and learning, as well as learning from your fellow apprentices.

Once you’ve completed the scheme, you’ll have both qualifications and experience within EDF; that means you’ll be in the best possible position to continue your career. The future is yours for the taking!

Head to our Careers page www.edfenergy.com/careers for more information about the scheme and Apprentice life at EDF.

Where you’ll work:

You’ll be classified as a remote worker and ideally be based in the South West. Travel to our EDF offices will be required.

What you’ll need to apply:

  • A Level 3 Software apprenticeship OR A-Level in a STEM subject and successful completion of QA’s Aptitude Test OR   

  • BTEC Diploma in IT and successful completion of QA’s Aptitude Test  

  • OR two years experience in a relevant role and successful completion of QA’s Aptitude Test

You will also have:

  • A passion for, and awareness of DevOps and/or Platform Engineering, for example, current trends and best practices.

  • Able to travel within the UK (primarily Southern England).

  • An understanding of cloud and digital technologies and how that can be applied to support customer value and bring business benefits – a customer-centric mindset.  

  • Good communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment.

What salary and benefits are we offering you?

  • Salary of £17,821

  • 25 days’ annual leave 

  • Flexible benefits package 

  • Wellbeing and support services

Why EDF?

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and support social mobility.

We’re a disability-confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.

If you’re passionate about tackling climate change, our Apprenticeship programme offers you the opportunity to develop an exciting career whilst helping progress the UK towards a Net Zero future.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.