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What is DevOpsSkills?

DevOpsSkills by The Open University and DXC Technology is a 20-week part time training programme. It combines the Open University’s fifty years’ experience of promoting education for all and supporting busy working adults to learn, whilst offering additional training and real-world careers insights from one of the world’s largest IT services organisations. The programme is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and employability support you’ll need to re-train and apply for entry level digital jobs with DXC Technology in Chorley and other employers in Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

DevOpsSkills by The Open University and DXC Technology flexes around the demands of your work and life and combines high quality online learning with webinars, online support and certification preparation sessions. Whilst you will need to keep on track, the programme puts you in the driving seat in terms of when you decide to schedule your study each week. The programme is funded by the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund (a joint venture between the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership, GMCA and DCMS) and there is no cost to participants.

What could completion of this programme lead to? 

This programme provides you with the chance to develop an in-demand, multidisciplinary skill set. Attainment of the associated certifications will allow you to certify your skills and launch a career in software development, DevOps, cloud and related job families. Typical job roles you could access at an entry level include:

  • DevOps engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Python programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Cloud administrator
  • Automation engineer

During the programme, you’ll have access to a wealth of careers resources, including insights from inspirational industry professionals, courses, CV writing assistance and interview preparation, to help ready you to apply for entry level digital jobs with DXC Technology in Chorley and other employers in Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Who is DevOpsSkills aimed at?

Our primary audience for this programme is career changers, including returners to the workplace, resident in Lancashire or Greater Manchester. We want to maximise participation and reach everyone with a talent/interest in technology who may be finding it difficult to find a pathway into an entry level digital career, particularly women, who are underrepresented in the digital industries.

Eligibility criteria can be found on the programme page at

Closing date for applications: 19th November 2020.

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