Web Developer Apprenticeship

Whitestar Systems Ltd
1 Purser Road, Northampton, NN1 4PG
£9,000.00 - £15,000.00 annually
08 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
We are offering a fantastic opportunity to fast track becoming a web developer by working within our experienced team to deliver websites using leading CMS and web platforms. You'll also be helping us to design and build the processes that will take our fledgling agency forward.

The role offers experience into both web development and technical support to our clients.

Your duties will include:
  • Work on existing and new projects, using WordPress, Drupal, Shopify, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to create and improve client websites and applications;
  • Attend and engage in team meetings and quarterly planning sessions;
  • Assist with automated and manual testing of websites and applications;
  • 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;
  • Engage with team members, clients, suppliers and sub-contractors;
  • Assist with the construction and implementation of development standards and procedures.

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

Future prospects

If you do well in this apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent position. Eighteen months experience and training should give you the level of skills required to seek another position as a Junior Web Developer or Agency Support Technician.

Things to consider

First interviews will be online/phone.

Benefits of working with us:

We are a small, friendly team who run a digital design and marketing agency. But we don't just provide marketing support and websites to our clients - we build relationships with them. So of course, you'll learn the nitty-gritty of building and supporting websites, but you'll also learn and use crucial soft skills. You'll get to deal with team members, clients, suppliers and sub-contractors directly.

You'll also be using your new-found skills to help us shape the future development team, putting processes and systems in place that will help drive the company forward.

We won't treat you as a novice - we'll just treat you as another valuable member of the team.

Oh, and we have great coffee!

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