Data Engineering

From data platform and pipeline development, to CI/CD implementation. Learn the core concepts, skills and tools required to be a cloud first Data Engineer.

  • 12 Months
  • 6 Industry Accreditations
  • £35,000+ Starting Salary
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Become a Data Engineer in 12 months

As a Redkite Associate Data Engineer, you will build big data solutions that consolidate data from global enterprises, clean and transform it, ready for analytical and operational use as data assets. The programme is designed to build on existing foundations in coding and technology, while expanding your skillset in modern cloud technologies.

The Data Engineering Toolbox

Gain fundamental skills over the course of the programme, including:

  • Developing and deploying Infrastructure as Code
  • Designing and developing Continuous Integration, Continuous Development, and Continuous Testing (CI/CD/CT) processes
  • Designing and developing data pipelines on the Azure cloud platform
  • Writing clean, readable and testable code using Python/SQL on a range of massive parallel processing systems (MPP)
  • Becoming a strong consultant, with excellent communications, a solutions-focused approach, and the development of professional documentation

Master Industry-Standard Skills, Technology & Languages

Technologies covered include:

  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Data Lake
  • Databricks / Spark
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure SQL Server
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) following your first 12-months

Languages covered include:

  • Python (with a focus on PySpark)
  • SQL
  • YAML
  • ARM/Bicep Templates (Infrastructure as Code)

Gain Recognised Industry AccreditationS

Throughout the 12 months, you will validate and test your skills, training to reach industry accreditations, including:


  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate


  • Databricks Accredited Lakehouse Platform Fundamentals
  • Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark
  • Databricks Certified Data Engineer Associate
  • Azure Databricks Certified Associate Platform Administrator


  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) following your first 12-months

A 12-Month Programme, With Three Core Stages


Build the Foundations 

In your first weeks, all Redkite Academy members get the Redkite A-Z. Learn the fundamentals of data and consulting to build a strong baseline of understanding.


Craft Your Specialism

Next, begin your technical specialisation as a Data Engineer. Build a specialist layer of expertise, gaining industry recognised accreditation as you go.


Apply Your Skills

Implement and reinforce your learning by delivering on real projects for Redkite’s ambitious clients. See your learning in action, making an impact for your clients and their customers.

Earn While You Learn and Be Rewarded for Your Development

Enter on a competitive salary, and be guaranteed a step up after becoming a fully qualified Data Engineer


A year, on the Redkite Academy programme


Guaranteed bonus on the programme


A year, after completing the programme


Guaranteed bonus in your second year

There’s more

  • Additional annual company-performance bonus
  • Pension matched to 5%
  • £700 annual social and culture budget
  • £500 annual allowance for working from home, IT and learning expenses
  • 24/7 access to GP services
  • Critical illness and life insurance
  • Enhanced parental and extended leave policies
  • Cycle-to-work and electric car schemes
  • Regular company socials: from team darts and cocktail-making, to the whole company taking on the Crystal Maze…
  • … plus much more!

Is This Programme Right For Me?

Data Engineering is one of our more technical programmes. To apply, you must have the drive to pursue a career in data, but also have certain prerequisites in your qualifications and experience.

You’re passionate about:

  • Gaining rapid introduction to the world of data engineering, and a clear path to growing your skills
  • Building solutions that provide tangible benefits
  • Understanding why things work, and uncovering why not if they don’t
  • Developing additional consulting skills alongside pure technical capabilities

You meet one of these criteria:

  • Have completed a bootcamp or other intense learning programme, that developed foundational Python, C# or another object based coding-language skills
  • Have used Python, C# or another object based coding-language in your current role
  • Have completed a university degree that covered Python, C# or another object orientated based programming language

Applications for 2023 now closed!

We have completed applications for our 2023 programmes, but follow our LinkedIn to hear when applications for our 2024 programmes are open.

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