Creative Online Designer and Marketing Apprenticeship Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Rare opportunity to bring your unique creative enthusiasm to a flagship global website, aiming to develop presentational novelty and maximise its visual impact, making online science research an exciting place to be.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday, 9.00-5.00 Friday, 09.00-4.30

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Sanger Institute are looking for an enthusiastic, vibrant, creative person to join their growing team and help bridge a gap between marketing and IT. 

The role will include the following (that will be learned over the course) but not limited to:

  • Design and creation of existing website
  • Use of Java and other languages
  • Updating website interface
  • Research and development
  • Creating graphics
  • Present findings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Great personal creativity, an enthusiasm for colour, style and graphics in online presentations
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, Javascript or other web-programming languages
  • Basic understanding of web hosting technologies
  • Graphic design skills
  • Good written and communication skills and an enthusiasm to use them to promote our website
  • Good interpersonal skills, to emphasise to your team why your designs are best
  • Self-motivated and able to come up with novel ideas without instructions

Personal qualities

  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Driven
  • Friendly
  • Likeable
  • Committed

Qualifications required

  • Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above, including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Future prospects

If you have made a strong personal impact, and succeeded in the level 3 program, you may be invited to continue employment here, possibly progressing to level 4.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. It is highly important that you do not contact the Employers directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your Application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy. Benefits: The campus offers excellent facilities including a state of the art data centre, gym, nursery, 3 subsidised cafes and dining facilities, a cycle to work scheme, car sharing and free campus buses from various locations around Cambridge and beyond. Other Employee benefits include: • 25 days Annual Leave • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme • Life Assurance • Group Income Protection • Healthcare • EyeCare Plan • Denplan • Childcare Vouchers • Carers' Grant

About the employer

You will be working within the COSMIC team (, who are creating the largest world’s cancer genetics database, used by many thousands of scientists every day. A team of 19 people, from across the world, supports research into why people get cancer with the aim to help the development of new medicines and therapies. COSMIC is hosted in a world-leading science centre, the Sanger Institute (, recently highlighted by the Prime Minister as an excellent example of cutting edge UK science. Working here, you will be surrounded by scientists and informaticians at all stages of their careers, keen to help you maximise your personal development. As well as enjoying a very personalisable and creative job, you will be invited to engage with all aspects of science and IT that interest you, to ensure your career develops in the direction that interests you most.


Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


Wellcome Trust Genome Campus


Saffron Walden

CB10 1SA

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Training provider

  • Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship, you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Cambridge, for up to 8 weeks, on a block release basis for structured training.
  • The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your employer.
  • You will work towards a Level 3 Trailblazer – Infrastructure Technician.

The qualifications consist of:

  • Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms
  • L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
  • L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if applicable)
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Networking and Architecture Principles (Knowledge Module 1)
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Mobile and Operating Systems (Knowledge Module 2)
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Cloud Services (Knowledge Module 3)
  • MTA in Software Development Fundamentals or HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (Knowledge Module 4)
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Processes (Knowledge Module 5)

We provide a wide choice of training opportunities on site for all employees ranging from Excel workshops to Strategic Thinking, with training focusing on developing IT, Personal Effectiveness and Management skills.  We also provide Health and Safety training to adhere to compliance.

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider


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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017