PHP Developer Apprentice

Recruiter
GENE COMMERCE LIMITED
Location
35, New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GQ
Salary
£270.00 per week
Posted
08 Aug 2019
Closes
03 Sep 2019
Ref
VAC001566311
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
We are looking for someone different, someone innovative, creative, someone with natural coding ability, a passion for web technologies and inspirational ideas.Have you ever wondered how the web all slots together and want to contribute to gluing some of the intricate pieces together yourself? Then you should look to further your knowledge and become a web developer at Gene!

With some pre-existing knowledge of HTML & CSS (and even better PHP!) you could be ideal for our new position with our team of ecommerce experts.So who is Gene? We're specialists in ecommerce using the widely adopted Magento platform.

Our offices are based in the heart of the Lainesand close enough to the beach to go for a lunchtime swim. We believe in delivering success and having fun, who wants a mundane desk job when you can be building a valuable set of skills with some great people?

Have you ever been interested in how your favourite online store functions? And feel like contributing to their and your own success? A role in ecommerce development would be ideal for you! As we work with a number of large brands, you'd be on the front line delivering their new exciting functionality whilst growing alongside them, you can practically taste the benefits!

The role will be a mixture of development with HTML, CSS, PHP using the Magento platform. Our certified development team will provide the best knowledge and practices to enrich your knowledge and experience with us. We have a flat organisation structure, your opinion counts, and we require your creative juices to always be flowing and disrupting the norm. It would be ideal for you to have previous encounters with web development involving the above-mentioned languages.

You'll also need a strong passion to learn, evolve and innovate. Being part of Gene we'd expect you to be a real team player whilst being able to strive working independently and always willing to learn and experience new technologies way out of your comfort zone. We thrive on the weird and wacky so come prepared with something exciting!

The role in detail includes:
  • Working with the Development team to plan, scope, develop and rollout large-scale e-commerce and web applications both bespoke and using the latest open-source technology, Magento
  • Developing and coding using the latest HTML, CSS, AJAX, PHP and MySQL
  • Working with an extensive UK retail client base
  • Working with designers, developers and marketing executives to ensure delivery of client projects ontime and budget and to the highest standard
  • Suggesting product development and the identification of new client solutions
  • And of course developing expert, robust and scalable HTML, CSS and PHP code


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The preferred candidate would be able to demonstrate the following:
  • An understanding of how websites are constructed
  • A desire to work in the digital media industry
  • Some knowledge of HTML/CSS would be beneficial

This is a small team environment demanding a dynamic and flexible team player, strong interpersonal skills and a commercial mind. We are a growing, successful agency offering a promising career path for an ambitious Developer.

Personal qualities

We need an ambitious, committed and talented individual. We take technology seriously, and we love open source.

Ability to use own initiative to drive results and ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget to exceed customer expectations.

Desired qualifications

  • At least 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) includingEnglish and maths
  • A-Levels (or equivalent) aredesirable


Future prospects

Potential for ongoing employment for the right candidate (most of our apprentices work hard, achieve their apprenticeship qualification, develop sought after skills and are then employed on an ongoing basis after their apprenticeship).

Things to consider

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