Corndel Digital is proud to announce the launch of the first DevOps programme in the UK that is fully funded by the apprenticeship levy. The programme is designed to help big businesses modernise the skillset of their existing technology workforce, teaching the DevOps tools, concepts and culture essential for digital transformation. The programme is customisable for an organisation’s individual DevOps needs and is delivered flexibly through a mix of one-day workshops, 1‑to‑1 coaching from DevOps experts and brilliant learning resources.

Sean Williams, CEO at Corndel, explains, ‘Corndel’s focus on delivering brilliant training to the largest organisations in the UK has led us to unearth where the skills shortages that prevent organisational growth lie. The DevOps programme sits alongside our Software Engineering and Data Analytics programmes, to support organisations to train people in these high demand, high impact areas. Organisations can use their Apprenticeship Levy to fully fund the development of these crucial skill sets, making this a cost-effective way to solve a growing problem.’

The programme will be delivered by our strategic partner – Softwire, one of the UKs leading digital consultancies. Softwire employs a world class team of DevOps experts, working with clients including BBC, Worldpay and DeepMind. ‘We’re excited to be bringing this project to life, sharing our DevOps expertise through this training programme.’ says Zoe Cunningham, Softwire’s Managing Director. ‘We’ve seen the impact of upskilling technology teams so that they are proficient in DevOps. The practical nature of this training approach, which involves learners working on real-life projects embedded within a business, upskills people very quickly and allows them to start applying their newly learned skills immediately.’

Being able to adapt to an ever-changing world of digital proficiency is crucial for any business’ says Gareth Johnson, Head of Training and responsible for delivering the new DevOps programme. ‘Research shows that more and more businesses are adopting DevOps ways of working but are finding it increasingly hard to find and retain people with the right skills to fuel this transformation. We believe that investing in the development of your existing technology teams is a great solution to this problem and our programme is designed to do exactly that.’

The DevOps programme will cover areas such as automated tasting and command line tasks. The learners will gain an in-depth knowledge about continuous integration/deployment and the use of cloud infrastructure. They will also be trained in appropriate application of database technologies as well as security threat assessments. Logging, monitoring and alerting techniques will allow them to successfully identify and respond to incidents. Upon completion, they will be able to effectively manage immutable infrastructures to prevent live issues and provide simpler recovery processes.

The DevOps programme will be available from January 2020.

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