IT Dev Ops Apprentice

Seasalt Cornwall

At Seasalt we live and breathe our product and are proud of the exceptional quality and level of care we take in design and sourcing, to deliver beautiful garments which are loved by our customers. Based on the Cornish coast, we’re a multi-channel lifestyle brand with over 70 shops across the UK & Ireland, over 400 wholesale stockists and a growing online business.

We are passionate about developing our people and our community. One of the ways we are doing this is through apprenticeships! If you’re ready to embark on your career journey, a Seasalt apprenticeship could be for you.

We are undergoing an exciting Digital Transformation, and our Development team is working on modernising Seasalt’s systems and integrations to enable faster commercial growth. This apprenticeship offers an opportunity to immerse yourself within this fascinating implementation and to be part of the success, enhancing your technical skills to succeed within the apprenticeship and beyond.

As a DevOps Apprentice at Seasalt, you will embark on an exciting journey, blending education with practical experience in a fast-paced and innovative setting. You’ll collaborate with cross-functional teams to support and improve our infrastructure, ensuring the seamless delivery of services to our customers.

Please note, as part of our Seasalt Connected approach to ways of working, this role will be based flexibly across our Cornwall head office locations – Falmouth and Redruth for a minimum of two days per week – and working remotely from home.

Please note that this role is known internally as “Azure DevOps Apprentice”.

You’ll help us by:

Day to day, you’ll learn and utilise a range of systems to enhance your technical skills and contribute to the enhancement of system security and reliability. You’ll manage and keep track of tasks using Microsoft Azure Devops, assist in the development and maintenance of our continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, and maintain existing infrastructure using the Azure portal and Infrastructure as Code (Terraform). Additionally, you’ll contribute to our code repository by utilising Git for version control.

Collaborating with the Development, Testing and Technical Services teams, you’ll develop an overarching understanding of the team, gaining new skills and working to automate processes and implement cloud solutions, using Azure Integration Services.

You’ll engage in problem-solving activities, providing effective solutions to technical challenges and writing and maintaining the relevant technical documentation.

The skills you’ll be sharing with the team:

If you are interested in this exciting career prospect, it’s not just about your grades from school or college. We’re interested to find out more about your skills and interest in this apprenticeship.

If you are proactive, have an eagerness to learn and a passion for technology, you could thrive in this role. Strong organisation, communication and analytical skills are key, alongside being

able to work well as a team. An excellent problem solver, you’ll be able to effectively prioritise tasks and enjoy working under pressure.

Alongside a GCSE in English & Maths, you may have an A Level/BTEC Diploma in a STEM subject, or a Level 3 IT Apprenticeship. Perhaps you have developed these skills through extra curriculum activities, hobbies or through previous work experience. Wherever you have used these skills previously, we want to hear from you!

An apprenticeship is a great way to start your career, with the opportunity to progress into roles such as Technical Support Co-ordinator, Support Technician or Development roles.

The apprenticeship:

As one of our Apprentices, you will be on a 2-year fixed term contract starting in September 2024. Your working hours will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

With support from your line manager and the Training & Early Career Advisor, you will be working towards a Level 4 DevOps Engineer standard. This will give you an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge of technology functions as well as gaining experience within the Development team departments.

We are looking at recruiting on potential and your enthusiasm to succeed. Because of this, we will be running an Assessment Day to find out more about your skills for this role. The Assessment Day for this role is taking place on: Monday 8th July.

Why we hope you’ll love working with us:

The success of Seasalt is down to the skill and hard work of our team. We don’t just want to attract the best and brightest people to come and work with us, we want you to stay and grow with us. From the moment your Seasalt journey begins, it’s our pledge to support you by providing dedicated learning and development opportunities that will enhance your day-to-day working life and help you build your skills and knowledge.

As well as doing everything we can to boost your development professionally, we believe encouraging personal growth is just as important. So you can fulfil your passion and purpose, not just at work but in life, we offer a range of benefits that are designed to enhance your career and wellbeing:

  • Salary: £20,480 per year (Band 1)
  • Level 4 DevOps Engineer qualification on completion of apprenticeship
  • 34 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing with length of service
  • Attractive 50% employee discount
  • Flexible benefits allowance to personalise your benefits package#
  • Private Medical Scheme including 24/7 virtual GP
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme through Retail Trust with 24/7 support
  • Pension plan with generous 7% employer contributions
  • Life assurance programme
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Flexible working opportunities with our ‘blended’ working approach
  • Learning and Development opportunities including specialist training, coaching opportunities, and professional qualification support
  • Paid volunteering opportunities
  • Employee networks to develop and provide support to our people, including the Inclusion Network and Culture Crew
  • 100s of savings on top retailers and gym memberships through our discount hub

At Seasalt we have a brilliant team of people – they’re what make Seasalt a fantastic place to work. We love to celebrate uniqueness and are committed to making Seasalt a place where everyone feels they belong. As an inclusive employer, we want to invite a diverse range of candidates to apply for our roles.

We aim to work flexibly where possible and value a range of perspectives – diversity of thought helps us to grow – so please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day. We’re happy to help with any adjustments to our recruitment process and beyond. Just drop us an email at careers@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

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