Get into DevOps Course

Our 15 week evening course is designed for those who would like to learn flexibly in their own time.

What is a DevOps Engineer?

A DevOps engineer works alongside software developers to solve real world problems. They work as part of a team of people with various different areas of expertise, working closely together to ensure that a project is available and high quality once it is complete and that it is scalable.

At Sky, technology underpins everything we do. Our DevOps teams work on a huge range of products, from the Sky Go apps used by millions of customers every day, to the software used by our call centre staff, to the various Sky websites used by customers for finding the latest movies to watch or even buying remote controls.

If you do choose to pursue a career in DevOps you’ll be part of a growing industry, with good earning potential and plenty of opportunities to fulfil your ambitions.

Am I too old to become a DevOps Engineer?

The short answer is No! We would actively encourage older women to apply for one of our courses. Whether you are a returner to work, a career changer or just want to start afresh, this course is for you. We will give you all the support you need to be as successful as you can be.

What skills do I need?


Forget the old stereotype of isolated IT professionals - modern technology is all about teamwork. You’ll need to be comfortable talking tech with software developers and other DevOps engineers, as well as with non-technical team members and stakeholders. As part of a team of equals (we don’t have hierarchies within our teams), you’ll be part of key decision making discussions, and you’ll need to be comfortable getting your opinion heard and listening to the opinions of others.

Analytical and logical thinking

You’ll need to be able to translate what you want to achieve into logical commands that the computer can interpret. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to have been top in your maths class or amazing at spreadsheets. If you can do a sudoku, that’s about all the maths you really need to be a DevOps engineer !


As a DevOps Engineer, you’ll be armed with the tools to make exciting products available and scalable. If you get a kick out of turning ideas and IT products into reality, then DevOps could be for you.

Self Motivated

When you’re coming up with new ways to do things, you’ll need to enjoy figuring out how! You may also find yourself needing to learn new software languages and technologies for different DevOps projects. Training courses will form a part of your learning on the job, but you’ll also be constantly teaching and learning from your peers.