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. This is a great way to launch your career in digital or retain in a rapidly-growing profession.

Apprentice Application Operations Engineer

We’ve just launched a brand new application operations engineer apprenticeship, and there are 10 roles available.

You’ll earn a salary of up to £28,117, with full employment benefits, while you study towards a Level 4 qualification. We’ll help you develop the expertise you need quickly, so you can get stuck into this innovative, exciting and rewarding work.

As an application operations engineer apprentice at DWP Digital, you’ll quickly develop your technical skills, with 20% of your work time allocated to learning and development. You’ll collaborate with other teams to ensure we’re delivering high-performing, sustainable, accessible digital services for customers and colleagues.

Register your interest in future apprenticeships

We’ll be launching more digital apprenticeships throughout the year. 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.