Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship - Level 6

Met Office
Fitzroy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB
£17,000.00 annually
22 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The Met Office operates a full range of IT capabilities to support delivery of services to our customers. These include the management of the core underpinning infrastructure services, operation of the largest UK government website and development of new products and services to meet demanding customer requirements.

The Degree Apprenticeship scheme will offer the opportunity to experience work across a range of different technology fields, building a broad level of capability before specialising in a particular area for the final two years of the scheme. This approach provides not only a breadth of technology experience, but also supports the development of a wider network of colleagues that can prove beneficial for future career development.

Individuals will be expected to build their technical knowledge in each discipline, supported by local mentors and a defined work plan. As skills develop, individuals will contribute to the wider objectives of their team through participation in office wide projects or service delivery activities.

Individuals will undergo the following duties/learning:
  • How business exploits technology solutions for competitive advantage
  • The value of technology investments and how to formulate a business case for a new technology solution, including estimation of both costs and benefits
  • Contemporary techniques for design, developing, testing, correcting, deploying and documenting software systems from specifications, using agreed standards and tools
  • How teams work effectively to produce technology solutions
  • The role of data management systems in managing organisational data and information
  • Common vulnerabilities in computer networks including unsecure coding and unprotected networks
  • The various roles, functions and activities related to technology solutions within an organisation
  • How strategic decisions are made concerning acquiring technology solutions resources and capabilities including the ability to evaluate the different sourcing options
  • How to deliver a technology solutions project accurately consistent with business needs
  • The issues of quality, cost and time for projects, including contractual obligations and resource constraints

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of at least one programming language
  • A genuine enthusiasm for working in Technology with an understanding of current and future IT trends
  • Good problem solving skills

Personal qualities

  • A great team player and communicator
  • Ability to plan and organise work using your own initiative

Desired qualifications

Candidates will be expected to satisfy the entry requirements for this degree apprenticeship set by the University of Exeter. The typical offer is AAB at A-Level, or equivalent. Where candidates are awaiting exam results, any offer made will be conditional on meeting the entry requirements.

Future prospects

Many Trainee's and apprentices in IT at the Met Office have successfully progressed into valued senior members of teams. With approximately 400 IT staff on site in Exeter, we offer a very real opportunity for progression in a multitude of areas in technology.

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