Apprentice Web Developer MEDIA AGENCY GROUP LIMITED

You must be an exceptional creative and logical thinker with a passion for all things considered geeky with the ability to communicate your ideas. You would be involved in a wide range of projects including: responsive web design and application developmen

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £163.46

  • Working week

    37.5 Hours, Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2015

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC000742300

  • Positions

    1 available

On entry, the perfect candidate would have excellent IT skills and some understanding of the concept of web-delivered applications. As this is an apprenticeship, training and support will be given as part of the program to develop these skills.

Media Agency Group is a full service, advertising agency based in the heart of MediaCityUK. We are currently looking for a number of talented web development apprentices to join our growing digital team.

We are looking for young, enthusiastic and passionate individuals who want to carve their place in a fast growing industry. We want to help nurture your abilities whilst growing our thriving digital team. You must be an exceptional creative & logical thinker with a passion for all things considered geeky with the ability to communicate your ideas. You would be involved in a wide range of projects including: responsive web design, application development, online marketing campaigns & the occasional tech support.

Responsibilities:
  • Working with the rest of the digital team to create bespoke innovative solutions for our clients
  • Finding out about the project requirements from clients (taking a 'brief’)
  • Coming up with multiple concepts that fit the client's needs
  • Learn to present solutions to development related tasks or problems
  • Working alongside your team leader to develop a website or application from brief to launch
  • The gathering of analytical data and analysis to improve, and build better solutions for internal and external client projects. E.g. split testing, GA, Crazy Egg, Optimise.
  • Building of Email newsletters from scratch but primarily using Mail Chimp

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Desirable Skills to have at the end of the apprenticeship:
  • Ability to build standards compliant HTML5 & CSS3 front end code.
  • Front End Technology skills (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & jQuery)
  • Photoshop experience would be desirable
  • Be able to develop and work with common platforms such as Magento and Wordpress
  • Design software experience, knowledge of Adobe suite programmes (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • An understanding of PHP and MySQL would be an advantage
Extras: 
  • Self-taught and/or driven individual
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 & JS
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Knowledge of a server side technology (PHP, C# / ASP.NET, Python)
  • Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
  • A passion for the industry and keen interest in web design & development from fronted to backend

Personal qualities

 

  • Work hard and manage their workload well.
  • Are keen learners
  • Have a good attention to detail
  • Communicate effectively
  • Contribute creatively to the work we do
  • Continue to learn and develop your coding skills with side projects
  • Willing to attend industry conferences and events

Qualifications required

5 GCSE’s at grades A*- C or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Things to consider

**Please note these dates should be used as a guideline only, should the right applicant be found the vacancy may close early.**

About the employer

Media Agency Group is an advertising agency specialising in the purchasing and planning of all media formats across the spectrum of advertising.

Employer

MEDIA AGENCY GROUP LIMITED

Address

The Quays

Salford

M50 3UB

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Training provider

The Estio Training IT Apprenticeship programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive eleven weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual assessment, and help and guidance from a dedicated trainer who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

Training will lead to industry-recognised qualifications including:
Advanced apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals
  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional
  • Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
  • Functional skills, Maths L2, English L2 and ICT L2
  • PLTS and ERR
  • CompTIA A+
Estio training also offer the following optional units:
  • MCTS on Windows 7
  • MCTS on MCSA, MS Solutions Associate
  • MCITP on Windows Server 2008
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • MCSA Windows Server 2012

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider

Outsource Training Development

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd

Contact

Abigail Short


Other information

Incentives:
  • Help you develop your skills
  • Offer the opportunity to code for some big brands within different verticals
  • Provide a laptop and an additional monitor
  • Entertain at our quarterly work social events (GO Karting and drinks or a day out at the races, gambling responsible on us!)
  • Make you take your birthday off
  • Offer of regular treats from the teams (Doughnuts, Chocolate, Mc D’s breakfast)

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.


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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017