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.
Engineering industry placements
We’ve got 7 industry placements in software engineering, test engineering and DevOps, starting in September. The 12 month placements will be based in Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield or Newcastle, and offer a salary of £28,117.
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.
Your guide to apprenticeships with DWP Digital
Interested in joining our apprenticeships programme? Find everything you need to know about our opportunities, including salary, benefits and entry requirements.
The apprenticeship shaping my career
Jennie joined DWP Digital earlier this year as a director support manager apprentice. Jennie supports the work of the Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) office.
Kickstart your career with an industrial placement
Robbie applied to do a data engineer industrial placement in his third year at Northumbria University and ended up working at DWP Digital.