Apprentice Digital Designer The Partnership (United Kingdom) Limited

The Partnership is a growing digital design and marketing agency that requires an enthusiastic digital developer apprentice. You’ll be part of our in-house team of handpicked creative geniuses and marketing gurus and you’ll be responsible to our Head of Digital.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 9-5

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

It’s a fast paced environment and we’re a busy agency, but we’re a friendly bunch and we want to see everyone grow and be the best they can be. Making the tea won’t be part of your job description, it’s something we all take a share in.

As a creative company, we love new ideas and we’re passionate about improving all the time, so there’s a real opportunity for the right individual to flourish here as the company grows. Of course you’ll need a cool head, good sense of humor and a problem solving mindset - we know you’ll need to ask lots of questions too.

You’ll need to be PC or Mac literate with good general software skills. It would be an advantage if you have some programming skills, but not essential. Above all you should be have a passion for IT and problem solving.

You’ll be joining a company who loves making a difference to our clients and totally nuts about delivering not just good, but outstanding digital experiences. So we’re looking for someone who shines, a self-starter, a quick learner, someone who never says ‘that will do’ but always aims to do their very best work, each time. Is this you?

  • Building front-end systems with HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3

The apprentice will learn to use HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to create publicly visible, client facing applications. They will learn to understand the principles of JavaScript, interacting with a website and manipulating how a website looks and feels.

This aspect of the role requires an eye for detail and an aim towards providing a good end user experience on a well-structured application.

  • Creating back-end systems using PHP

Using a variety of technologies and frameworks, the successful candidate will learn to build back-end systems primarily using PHP with object-oriented methodologies such as MVC. These require interaction with various databases and use various API calls to communicate with other third-party web applications.

This aspect of the role requires logic and forethought on how a system may be used, attempting to pre-empt problems before they can occur.

  • Database Design and Development

The apprentice will learn to understand the use and design of relational databases, managing database transitions and the security of the data held within.

  • Base Server Management

The apprentice will learn how to setup a web-server, adding domains and learning how servers communicate, relying on one another to perform.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A passion for IT and keen to progress
  • Good self-driven time management skills
  • Be highly motivated to deliver quality systems
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Good personal management skills relating to conduct, timekeeping and delivery against commitments.
  • Good inter-personal skills working in and contributing to a team, both client facing and internally.

Qualifications required

Applicants should be literate and numerate. Grade C and above in English, Maths and IT are preferable

Future prospects

Potential for a full time opportunity for the right candidate.

About the employer

We’re a Midlands based design and digital studio, driven by the creation of impactful work to solve business problems and maximise opportunities. A passionate team of thinkers and do-ers, we get our kicks by solving business problems with creative work that engages, inspires, educates and achieves results. By providing a range of marketing services, we work with our clients to create business opportunities for their customers and ensure they communicate effectively with their staff. Whatever the size or scope of the project, we have the expertise to plan, write, design and deliver exceptional communications. Plus, by embracing the opportunities provided by evolving technologies, we can build digital platforms on which our creative ability gives clients an edge over their competition.


The Partnership (United Kingdom) Limited


Gravel Hill House

Gravel Hill



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Training provider

Level 3 Creative & Digital Media

Functional Skills if Required

Apprenticeship framework

Creative and Digital Media

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The West Midlands Creative Alliance Limited


Hannah Still

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017