Web Developer Apprentice

Recruiter
BLACK AND WHITE TRADING LTD
Location
23 Templemere, Weybridge, KT13 9PA
Salary
£19,000.00 annually
Posted
09 Oct 2019
Closes
06 Nov 2019
Ref
VAC001586167
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
November
Duration
Permanent
Our client is a small WordPress plugin business with plugins in four main areas (HR, book publishing, genealogy and event management).

They are bursting with ideas to develop these further and are looking for an apprentice to join them on the journey. They are based in two locations - Southwark (near Borough tube) and Weybridge/Walton-on-Thames. You may need to work in both locations but would primarily be based in Weybridge.

Key duties:
  • Assisting with plugin development projects, including writing your own plugins to add new features to their core products
  • Checking for and fixing bugs
  • Testing new code
  • Preparing documentation for plugins
  • Assist with mobile App design
  • Customer support - assisting clients with bug fixes, set up issues, etc.
  • Website development and general maintenance (managing our own sites and assisting with client sites) e.g. To fix plugin installation issues, update plugins, themes etc. and upload content
  • Use of Plesk control panel to administer and set up new websites
  • Managing code releases and version control - working on GitHub, Bitbucket and the WordPress repository
  • Liaison with outsourced developers
  • Occasional content development for their websites


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Independent skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Self-motivated
  • Knowledge of front-end design & development
  • Experience with fundamental front-end languages (HTML, CSS, JS, Python)
  • Knowledge of designing for a responsive web
  • Typography, layout, brand and visual identity skills
  • Familiar with JavaScript frameworks
  • Familiar with server-side languages (Python, Ruby, Java)
  • Database knowledge (SQL)
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Knowledge of PHP code Laravel
  • Photoshop/Illustrator/Acrobat (desirable)
  • Some experience using AWS/Google Cloud Platform
  • Aware of international web standards and protocols


Personal qualities

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Mature attitude, calm person
  • Adaptable and able to pick up new techniques
  • A desire to learn and get better
  • Keen interest in web development especially WordPress
  • Interest in the wider context - what the plugin does, for whom, and why - not just focussed on fixing the bug in front of you
  • Keen to learn - code development obviously, but also about the business as a whole (for example, some interest in digital marketing or graphic design would be nice)


Desired qualifications

  • To be an Web Developer Apprentice you will need to be a tech enthusiast with 5 GCSEs (ideally A*-C/9-4) including maths and English or equivalent


Future prospects

Tech and digital professionals in London earn an average salary of £52,500 per year, so this Apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and profitable career.

AFTER THE APPRENTICESHIP

Over 90% of our Apprentices move on to permanent full time employment in the tech industry. There are also opportunities to extend your training with a higher level Apprenticeship programme. Just IT have already helped over 1000 people start their tech and digital careers with an Apprenticeship.

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