Apprentice Front End Developer ALT DESIGN LIMITED

Alt are looking for an apprentice developer to join their friendly, down to earth dev team to support the growing business. As well as being part of a great team, the successful candidate will develop their software skillsets in a number of ways. Assisting developers with the development of new websites.

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

There’s a lot that goes on during the creation process, and in some way on nearly every project, you’ll be part of the journey. We create all of our websites entirely bespoke, so we have total control over the design and build of a project.

Outlined below are a few things you’ll be getting up to:

  • Assisting developers with the development of new websites
  • Snagging websites that are in the pre-production phase
  • Creation of templates for sites
  • Building emailers
  • Performing updates to existing websites based on client requirements
  • Potentially some content management, but we’ll try and keep this to a minimum
  • Turning XD designs into live components on websites

We’re quite big believers in being thrown in at the deep end, so expect to be doing pretty funky stuff from day one, you’ll always have the full support of the development team, we’re a tight knit bunch, so you’ll never be on your own.

We use a lot of different technology, depending on the project requirements, here are just some of the most common technologies that you will be using:

  • PHP
  • HTML
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • CSS/SCSS/Tailwind
  • React.js
  • Vue.js
  • Alpine.js
  • GIT

What we need from you: 

Good attention for detail and you need to be really interested in programming (obviously). Any qualifications in IT, or any prior experience of development would be really helpful. Even if it’s not in PHP/JavaScript, the fundamentals are essentially the same across the board, so anything you’ve done would be good to see. 
We move really fast at Alt, being an agency there’s a big emphasis on ‘time spent’ on projects, so the ability to time manage is always a plus. On the flipside, this means you’ll be working on lots of projects throughout the course of the apprenticeship, and gain exposure to lots of different technology. It’s a lot of hard work, so being able to handle pressure would also be useful. 
In short, you just need to have the interest, and be willing to put the time and effort into becoming a top-notch developer. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • IT Solutions Technician - Software Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprenticeship training will be delivered remotely via live Zoom sessions from Althaus Digital (employment will be on-site face-to-face with the employer)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to gain a full-time position with the employer
  • Althaus will also provide information, advice and guidance regarding progression if required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*/9 - C/4 (or equivalent)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*/9 - C/4 (or equivalent)) Essential

Things to consider

We provide you with a Macbook, additional monitor, any software that you require, we’ll also recommend the same software we use. We’re based in Derby, just outside the centre, and we offer the possibility of remote working if required as well as 26 days holiday including bank holidays. (Oh, and your birthday off!)

About the employer

Here at Alt we’re a friendly, down to earth bunch. The dev side of the business specialises in development of websites, ranging from brochure sites, to web applications, to mobile apps. With a big focus on using bleeding edge tech and providing a variety of solutions for a variety of clients. We pride ourselves on our client relationships and have amassed a wide range of them over the years, from small local businesses to large global Blue Chip companies, so every day is different here.






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Apprenticeship standard

IT solutions technician

Level 3 (A level)

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