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Systems and Automation Apprentice

Virgin Media
Reading, Berkshire
£30,000 (rising rapidly to £33,000 then from £40,000)
Closing date
20 Dec 2022

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18-24 months

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Do you want to be a part of the transformation throughout our business? Join us on our Systems and Automation Apprentice Scheme and you can grow new skills while studying towards a professional qualification! 


You’ll have the opportunity to join us in our System or Automation teams, both responsible for driving efficiency within the business, but doing very different things. Our Systems team are responsible for the transformation of Operational Support Systems (OSS) used by our business. The Automation team is responsible for automating processes to help drive projects forward in a DevOps environment. 


Build skills for the future  

As a Systems and Automation apprentice, you’ll capture requirements and develop tools to enhance efficiency throughout Virgin Media O2. We work to CICD standards (continuous improvement, continuous development), so there’s always something to work on. You’ll learn new skills in partner management, as well as discover how to build timelines and detailed plans. Tasks you could be responsible for include: 

  • Researching, evaluating and developing OSS requirements that come from internal customers and suppliers
  • Providing detailed specifications for proposed solutions including materials, workforce and timelines 
  • Delivering and testing new or improved codes with customers 
  • Ensuring requirements and updates meet industry standards and practices 


What we look for  

You’ll be balancing multiple projects at once, so you should be comfortable prioritising and multi-tasking. As your tasks will be tech orientated, you’ll also need to be IT savvy, with an understanding of automation tools. We work in an inclusive, professional and blameless environment, so it’s important that you adopt this and are able to carry our culture throughout your work life. You’ll communicate with people at all levels across our business, so you need to have strong communication skills. Other qualities we’d like to see include: 

  • A quick starter 
  • Flexible and adaptable 
  • Strong presentation skills 
  • A passion for self-development 

We have opportunities available in our Reading and Slough locations. This role is hybrid, however you will be expected to come into the office when required, as well as be flexible between the two locations.  

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances.   


What’s in it for you  

A starting salary of £30,000, an opportunity to develop new skills and the chance to work towards a Level 4 DevOps qualification. All our apprenticeships are permanent, so once you successfully complete the scheme, you will have a role in the Systems or Automation team waiting for you, with a landing salary from £40,000. Plus, you can enjoy all our amazing benefits, including: 

  • 25 days holiday  
  • Your birthday off every year  
  • Employee discounts on mobile, broadband and TV services  

...and loads more!  


What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship?   

Your apprenticeship consists of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job.  As a result, you'll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and achievements and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which typically includes an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us.   


We are Virgin Media O2 

Since we joined forces, we’ve been reimagining connectivity to upgrade the UK. We’re a beacon of innovation, brimming with new ideas and dedicated people. Lighting up life for millions of homes, businesses and communities. Striving to give our customers unconditional connectivity. We’re here to challenge the market – to win, not compete.   

We know how to make these opportunities exciting and valuable for you. You just need to find your role. Perhaps this is it (if not we have others!). 


Apprenticeship: Level 4 DevOps  
Duration: 19 months  
Start Date: April 2023 
Locations: Reading/Slough  
Requirements: 5 GCSES Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 3 Apprenticeship or equivalent  
Salary: Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £33,000 after 12 months. Final salaries are from £40,000 + amazing benefits 



Our business might have first burst into life in 2007, but our history is the history of phone, TV and internet in the UK. Why? Simple. Because we’re its future. Our culture is led by ideas and pioneers, challenge and creativity, and diversity and opportunity – it’s about always looking forward and the truth is we’re just getting warmed up.

Our network may be the biggest in the UK and Europe, unrivalled for its power and speed. But we’re not resting. We’re investing. In the network and our people. We plan to invest an additional £40 million over the next three years to refurbish key sites and acquire new alternative sites for our people.

Right now, our combination of voice, broadband and video products, combined with TiVo, sets the standard in homes across the nation. The future is all about going beyond the home, and beyond the norm. We’re going to explode the possibilities – giving people the communication, entertainment and connectivity they want, whenever and wherever they want it.

Virgin Media is building connections that really matter.  If it matter to our clients, then it really matters to us.

We’ve got a very different way of looking at the world, and it shows in what we're like as a place to work. It’s not a nine-to-five, clock in and tune out sort of place. And there’s no corporate mask to put on at the door – you can just be yourself. So, you'll be joining a bunch of people who are naturally adventurous, inventive and never stop questioning to make sure we aren’t missing a trick. 

As part of our varied apprenticeship schemes, we’re committed to helping talented people move onwards and upwards through our business. All of our schemes are designed to give you the knowledge, skills, experience and exposure you need to progress and develop a rewarding Virgin Media career.

When you’re part of the Virgin Media family you can trust us to do the right thing by you. So we go all-out to be a great place to work – and we offer some pretty impressive benefits too. Join us, and in return, you’ll get brilliant training and loads of mentoring to help you blaze a trail through our business. We promise you’ll have more than a little fun along the way!

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