Web Developer Apprentice

Recruiter
Silkstream Limited
Location
Montague Buildings, Southchurch Road, Southend-On-Sea, SS1 2LR
Salary
£15,752.88 annually
Posted
03 Jun 2021
Closes
12 Jun 2021
Ref
VAC001719816
Specialism
IT
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
July
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 web development in a workplace environment.

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. 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 with the development team on existing and new projects, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to create and improve client websites and applications
  • Attend discovery and planning meetings to help the team decide what to build
  • Attend and input into development team meetings
  • Assist the support team with assigning support tickets and keeping clients informed of progress, completing tickets as skills improve
  • Assist the QA team 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

In a Web Development Apprenticeship position, you will join a team of ambitious and passionate developers to learn and contribute to projects for renowned 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 and/or applications. You must be passionate about development, self-motivated, determined to learn and develop new skills and driven to succeed.

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

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

The vast majority of our candidates retain their position with their employer upon completion of training.As the top growth and ever changing industry, you will have gained the knowledge and experience to progress with your career.

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.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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