Launch your digital career with an apprenticeship at DWP Digital

Join our digital and technology apprenticeships programme and you’ll get a permanent job in the Civil Service, with a starting salary of at least £21,262 and full benefits. You’ll work on real projects that make a positive impact on millions of people’s lives and gain industry-standard qualifications.

Current opportunities

We’ve currently got four places on our new Level 6 Digital Technology Solutions apprenticeships programme.

As an infrastructure engineer, you’ll work in our Technology Services team to deliver secure, effective and cost-efficient digital infrastructure services and run live IT operations that promote DWP Digital’s business objectives.

On day one of the apprenticeship, you’ll be given a permanent contract with us, with a starting salary of £31,989. This is a great way to launch your career in digital or retrain in a rapidly-growing profession.

There will be one role based in Leeds, Manchester or Newcastle, and three roles based in Blackpool, Manchester or Newcastle.

How to apply

To apply for an infrastructure engineer apprenticeship, visit the Civil Service Jobs website. You’ll need to create an account and include your work history and a personal statement.

Register your interest in future apprenticeships

We’ll be launching other digital apprenticeships in the future. Register your interest and we’ll contact you as soon as we have any opportunities.

What you’ll get as an apprentice

Depending on the apprenticeship you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to gain technical skills in:

  • acceptance testing
  • agile ways of working
  • application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • artificial intelligence
  • automated, verifiable infrastructure and pipelines
  • business process modelling
  • continuous integration, deployment and delivery
  • cyber security
  • DevOps tools and technologies
  • data modelling
  • hybrid cloud services
  • micro services
  • network design
  • requirements engineering and management
  • using big data and analytics

We combine this hands-on experience with virtual learning, delivered by our partner provider. This could include one-to-ones with tutors and dedicated skills coaches, lab tutorials or proper research projects. You’ll also have weekly meetings with your line manager and mentor.

You’ll benefit from a stable job within the Civil Service, with plenty of career prospects, as part of a diverse, vibrant community.

You’ll also be based in one of our digital hubs, but we’re set up for remote working too. You’ll benefit from all the tech you need to get you up and running at home while social distancing.

DWP Digital has diverse customers, and is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from diverse candidates.