Web Developer Apprentices

Recruiter
Champions (Uk) Plc
Location
Barrington House, Leake Road, Loughborough, LE12 6XA
Salary
£9,000.00 - £18,000.00 annually
Posted
10 May 2019
Closes
25 May 2019
Ref
VAC001532717
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
June
Duration
Permanent
We are looking for enthusiastic web developers who are keen to learn and add to their existing web development skills. They will learn how web development in an agency environment works, from start to finish.

This is an incredible opportunity to learn the fundamental skills necessary to start a career in web development. 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.

In the workplace you will be designated a Mentor - an experienced web developer who will be responsible for your learning at work. 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. At various points in the year groups of apprentices will get together for residential field trips, for example a conference, hackathon or group training or team building.

Duties Include:
  • Website testing - maintaining digital assets, identifying bugs and resolving issues caused by third party software updates
  • Ongoing website support and updating when needed
  • Maintenance of existing websites, rolling out updates and enhancements
  • Front end development websites, making use of HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Deciding on the best technologies and languages for the project
  • Problem solving
  • Testing new features thoroughly to ensure they perform the correct task in all cases
  • Running performance benchmarking tests
  • Staying up to date with new trends and advancements in web development
  • Refactoring and optimising existing code


Requirements and prospects

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 maybe 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 and professional 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.

Desired qualifications

Ideally 5 9-4/A*-C GCSEs (or equivalents) including maths and English.

Future prospects

If you do well in this apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent position. 18 monthsexperience and training should give you the level of skills required to seek another position as aWeb Developer.

Things to consider

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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