Apprentice Web Developer (an Arch apprenticeship) Ukcentric Limited

An exciting opportunity to join a high-tech business that is really going places as our Apprentice Web Developer. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your web skills and to become a competent and well experience web developer within the space of the year.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,000.00 - £14,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001306145

  • Positions

    1 available

The team at UKcentric are friendly and supportive, making this a great environment to learn and grow in. Don’t miss out and apply now.

The Job

Reporting to the MD, this newly-created Web Developer apprenticeship role will assist in the web development and maintenance of UKcentric’s clients’ websites including the delivery of new pages, features, and improvements to their websites, which in turn will deliver more business for UKcentric and their customers.

Specific tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering new pages, features, plugins, stylesheets, images etc. on numerous client sites, by means of theme selection, theme development, plugin development, backup, restoration and movement of WordPress websites, SEO updates, and image creation.
  • Taking responsibility for the security and uptime of customer websites.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for customers in respect of updates and issues.
  • Answering the telephone, assisting with technical enquiries and taking messages.
  • Liaising with suppliers in relation to purchases.
  • Liaising closely with the Managing Director and Client Coordinator on a daily basis, to report progress and agree on priorities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will have demonstrable experience in some or all of the following technologies:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Web design
  • MySQL
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • Google Analytics

You should also have knowledge of the following areas:

  • SEO
  • Web Security

Tools used include:

  • Photoshop
  • phpMyAdmin
  • WordPress
  • MySql
  • Knowledge of other web technologies such as ASP.NET, C#, Microsoft SQL Server etc., will be very advantageous.

 

Personal qualities

  • You will be determined to learn and master all things relating to websites
  • You will be self-motivated, keen and willing to work to tight deadlines
  • You will exude confidence, and be able to multi-task and keep calm under pressure.
  • You must have amazing attention to detail and the patience to continually refine and review your work until perfect.
  • You will be working unsupervised for about half of your time, so self-discipline and great planning and organising skills are a must.
  • As you will be customer-facing and communicating directly with customers, you will need to be a consummate communicator with a good telephone manner and excellent spoken and written English.

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C or above including English and Maths.

Future prospects

96% of Arch Apprentices move straight into the destination of their choice when they finish their apprenticeship with many seeing their salary go up immediately post-apprenticeship!

Things to consider

Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself: Do I live close enough to Surbiton that I could commute there and back every day? Do I meet the qualifications required for this role? Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months? Do I want to work in the web development industry and have I researched into it?

About the employer

Founded in 1999, UKcentric is a small, friendly but hardworking web design and marketing company based in Surbiton, Surrey. They use their cutting-edge skills and experience in website design and maintenance, SEO, Social Media, Google AdWords and eCommerce, to help their customers – SMEs throughout the UK, particularly London and the Home Counties – to Be Brilliant Online.

Employer

Ukcentric Limited

Address

Unit 34

Surbiton

KT6 4JL

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Training provider

Arch is one of the biggest providers of digital & IT talent into industries in the UK. Recently judged 'outstanding' in all areas measured by Ofsted, we deliver training to the existing workforce or help recruit new talent into businesses through apprenticeships.

We work with the likes of Google, Facebook, The Guardian, Barclays, John Lewis, Waitrose as well as partnering with organisations and providing qualifications from Microsoft, CompTIA and Squared Online (the digital marketing qualification developed with Google) to deliver training of the highest quality.

Level 3 Web Developer

Arch Apprentices has created an exciting apprenticeship programme to drive the proliferation of the next generation of Web Developers. The programme has been designed so that apprentices can function in a range of industries where there is demand for new talent to support an organisation's online presence. Apprentices learn by completing practical projects and assignments.

The following MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) certification will be offered as part of the programme:

• HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript Fundamentals

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider

BC ARCH LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BC Arch Limited

Contact

Stephanie Khan stephanie.khan@archapprentices.co.uk


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Oct 2017