Web Developer

Apprenticeship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a passion for web dev?

Looking to kick start your career to gain vital experience within an ambitious, nurturing, friendly, rapidly growing agency?

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a can-do attitude and drive to succeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apprenticeship Summary

This is a superb opportunity for a passionate, dedicated and career hungry individual.

The role will see you working on a variety of projects and tasks, all the while developing and challenging your skills and learning through a hands-on approach.

Covering all aspects of website development, you will help to deliver new projects, maintain and update existing websites and help bring ideas to life.

We value an entrepreneurial attitude, and we will empower you to succeed and grow within the business. You will be actively encouraged to engage in personal development to develop your talents and potential.

You will be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the industry and willingness to learn.

The role offers excellent all-round exposure to web design and development, with huge scope for long term development. Offering a clear progression plan for the right candidate, this is an exciting opportunity not to be missed!

Our Apprenticeship training provider

Training is provided by highly skilled professional web developers who will equip you with the knowledge and experience to fast track your way to becoming a web developer. Everything you learn during the training sessions will be absolutely current and directly applicable to your work. Online training is provided to very quickly teach you the foundational languages of web development. Throughout the apprenticeship placement, you will learn more languages and begin to specialise in your chosen area.

Group training will also be provided with other web development apprentices and we use Slack (industry-standard messaging app) to keep in touch with all the apprentices, mentors, trainers and past apprentices across the country. Subject to social distancing restrictions, at various points in the year, groups of apprentices will get together for residential field trips, for example, a conference, hackathon, group training or team building.

Your duties will include:

  • Work on existing and new projects, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to create and improve client websites and applications
  • Developing designs into live websites, liaising with the design team
  • Attend and input into development team meetings
  • Manage update requests, assigning support tickets and keeping clients informed of progress, completing tickets as skills improve
  • Communicating with clients and partners via phone, email and livechat
  • Assisting with new client on-boarding and planning
  • Assist with automated and manual testing of websites
  • Content administration - Use CMS interface to create and update content on client sites
  • Site Administration - Use CMS interface to create and administer different types of content, lists of content, tags, users, displays and templates
  • Optimising websites for search engines (SEO)
  • Create client reports
  • Keeping up to date with latest trends

In a Web Development Apprenticeship position, you will join an ambitious and passionate agency to learn and contribute to projects for a range of clients. This is an excellent route into a great career. You will be learning current, marketable skills on the job and in training. You will receive practical, no-holds-barred mentoring in how to build sites by a team of influential, world-class, industry experts, learning from a supportive team who will help you to become a better more rounded developer.

We are looking for people that enjoy programming, coding, and building websites. You must be passionate about development, self-motivated, determined to learn and develop new skills and driven to succeed.

Desired skills

We are looking for someone who shows an interest in web development and an enthusiasm for learning new things. Someone who uses a range of learning resources to develop new skills, such as online, books or trial and error. You will definitely need to enjoy learning and exploring, as there’s always something new to master in this industry and everything changes pretty fast. Web development is not just about code, you will need to be able to communicate well with your team and clients too. You’ll also need to be reliable and have a can-do approach to your workload. Asking questions is often key to developing new skills quickly but you will also be required to research and learn things by yourself.

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic, professional and friendly attitude and a commitment to learning new skills.  You will need to be punctual, reliable, honest and have a strong work ethic. You must be able to work as part of a team and contribute to team meetings, but also able to work on your own to targets and deadlines.

Things to consider

First interviews may be online/phone and successful candidates may be given some online learning resources to work through before attending the second interview.

Further Information

Hours: 37.5hrs working week, Monday - Friday
Apprenticeship duration: 18 months
Apprenticeship level: Higher Level 4 (Higher National Certificate)
Start date: 04 Jan 2021
Holiday: 22 + Bank Holidays
Birthday: Your Birthday off each year
Tech: Use of iMac and Macbook
Pension: Contributory Pension Scheme
Pay: Starting wage of £14,000 p/a. With a pay rise review within 6 months

Closing date - 10th Dec 2020

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