• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • DevOps Engineer mainly working on the cloud and deploying Infrastructure as Code using CI/CD


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Learnt programming skills, DevOps skills as well as working with others


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • Enjoyed it thoroughly, a good level of challenge involved


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • It was okay but seems to improving as time goes on - learning from mistakes


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • A good amount from direct team and line managers


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • Sufficient support but could have been more structured


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • the training has been beneficial for sure


  • 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
  • Some opportunities to take part in coferences


  • 9a. Would you recommend Department for Work and Pensions to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • Great place to work with flexibility and lots of learning & progression opportunities

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Department for Work and Pensions?
  • Definitely apply and make sure to read the success profiles and documents available


Higher Level Apprenticeship



October 2023

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