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Apprentice WebOps Engineer at NICE in Piccadilly

Job Description

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

NICE was originally set up in 1999 as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, a special health authority, to reduce variation in the availability and quality of NHS treatments and care.

In 2005, after merging with the Health Development Agency, we began developing public health guidance to help prevent ill health and promote healthier lifestyles. Our name changed to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Job description:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an interesting, creative and forward-thinking company based in Manchester. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join our team as an Apprentice Web Operations Engineer within the Digital Services department.

As an Apprentice Web Operations Engineer at NICE you will:

  • Assist with the build and configuration of new secure server platforms and the automated tooling to do so.
  • Assist with the maintenance of existing infrastructure and suggest improvements.
  • Be a continual learner, keeping up to date with modern infrastructure tools and techniques.
  • Contribute to the WebOps community of practise by sharing knowledge and skills.

Communication and relationships

  • Working closely with colleagues to help identify and implement the most appropriate solutions to problems.
  • Assisting other members of the Digital Services Operations team in dealing with and resolving support issues within agreed service level agreements

Analytical and judgemental

  • Analysing and reflecting on solutions and issues so that learning is identified and absorbed
  • Analysing faults, helping to identify potential solutions and selecting the most appropriate route given a contentious list of requirements.
  • In depth analysis of complex issues with systems and/or data.

Planning and organisational

  • Learning to deal with competing priorities to meet the demands of the role.
  • Helping to identifying new and alternative approaches to performing activities in order to optimise the current working practices and contribute to continuous improvement across the department
  • Learning to deal effectively with uncertain situations and optimising opportunities, and understanding the need to seek clarity when unsure.
  • Proactive in identifying barriers to change and seeking ways to overcome them.

Financial and physical resources

  • Being aware of cost implications of failures or incorrect technical decisions.

Human Resources

  • Working effectively with colleagues to achieve shared objectives

Information Resources

  • Helping to design, implement and maintain systems of national importance with a view to improve access to NICE’s content
  • Considering data security in the design of systems in order to protect information and information systems from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification or destruction
  • Helping to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data regardless of the form the data may take.

Research & Development

  • Pro-actively keeping up to date with the latest advances and best practices in the technical field

Freedom to act

  • Working independently, within the direction set by senior members of the Digital Services Operations team
  • Having a high level of disciplined self-management
  • Being able to provide support and resolve user issues independently


  • Performing any other duties within the range of skills and abilities of the post holder, as required
  • Adhering to NICE policies and procedures, e.g. Health and Safety at Work, Equal Opportunities, Race Equality
  • Respecting the confidentiality of all matters that they may learn relating to own employment and that of other members of staff. All staff are expected to respect the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1988 and of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to seek guidance on these matters when in any doubt.

Essential requirement:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Logical thinker
  • Genuine enthusiasm for IT and technology
  • Work well both in a team and independently
  • Organised
  • Well presented
  • Eager to succeed in the IT industry

Role location:

Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 4BT


Applications close: 1st February, 2018

Interview dates: 19th and 20th February, 2018


Job Categories: Manchester. Job Types: Software Developer. Salaries: £10013. PA

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