Physio123 are a thriving website design and development company. We work with over 200 clients from around the world. We also have over 500 web properties that generate income through advertising / affiliate sales etc. We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to work alongside our team. The right candidate must be a dynamic, self-starting individual, with good organisational and written skills. They must possess an interest in design and the web development industry. Job description Job Title: Apprentice Web Developer Reporting To: Web Developers Job Location: Manchester, City Centre Salary: £6,240 (£120 per week) + Annual bonus (meets national minimum requirement for apprenticeship) Holidays: 20 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays). Main Purpose of Job We are looking for someone with a keen interest in website design and development. You will be working as part of a small team. Your primary roles will be to communicate with team members and clients, and to ensure all day-to-day tasks are managed effectively. Detailed Duties 1. Organising and managing day-to-day tasks effectively and efficiently. 2. Assisting with creating websites that look good, and convert well. 3. Assisting with updating existing websites. 4. Communicating via email and telephone with clients, when required. 5. Communicating regularly with other team members. 6. Providing basic support to a wide range of clients with the day to day running of their websites and emails. 7. Assisting with the management of projects from beginning to end. Including; initial contact, quotations, closing sales, development, amendments, signing off, marketing campaigns, updates and reviews. 8. Assisting with the management of outsourced developers, designers, illustrators, programmers, researchers, marketers (training will be given). 9. Assisting with setting up Adwords / SEO campaigns (training will be given). 10. Meeting agreed deadlines. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and you may be required to undertake additional duties of a similar responsibility level as and when required. Person Requirements We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in website design and development. We want someone who has experience using computers and websites alike. We need someone with excellent communication skills and the desire to work hard, learn new things and develop their skill sets. Essential Skills / Experience / Qualities: • Experience using computers • Experience using Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel) • Experience using websites • Experience sending emails • Knowledge of the internet • Good interpersonal skills. • Good communication skills, writing skills and people skills. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. • Good IT skills. • Good organisational and time management skills. • Able to correctly prioritise tasks. • Take pride in your work. • Willing to travel occasionally. • Must be keen to progress, learn and adapt to new environments and challenging situations. • Not afraid to get involved in a project outside of a traditional skill set. Beneficial Skills / Experience / Qualities: • Experience building website • Experience creating graphics • Dealing with customers (in person / via email / on the phone) • Experience of Photoshop and Illustrator. • Interest in coding websites • Interest in design of websites • Knowledge of search engines • Sales experience. • Ability to work under pressure. • Willingness to learn new skills and rise to new challenges. • The persistence to work hard to achieve the best possible outcome. • Experience of breaking down large projects into smaller tasks and prioritise them accordingly. • Understanding of cost and best value Apprentice Scheme This vacancy is part of the government apprenticeship programme. The successful candidate will spend one day a week at college, and four days a week in our office gaining first-hand experience. The successful candidate will follow the Level Three IT Apprenticeship. This is designed to give apprentices the skills to work in the Web/IT industry. The Apprenticeship programme lasts one year, and on completion the apprentice will have gained valuable qualification and will be offered a full-time role. The Apprenticeship covers the following: • Develop own effectiveness and professionalism • User Profile Administration • Customer care in ICT • Technical fault diagnosis • Data analysis and data structure design • Security of ICT systems • Technical fault diagnosis • Working with ICT hardware and equipment Qualifications awarded At the end of the programme apprentices will have achieved: • Advanced Apprenticeship IT, Software, Web and Telecommunication Professionals • Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence • Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles • Functional Skill Application of Number Level 2 • Functional Skill Communication Level 2 • Functional Skill ICT Level 2 • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) What are the career opportunities? On completion of this apprenticeship, apprentices will be offered a full time role. They will have many opportunities to develop in the following roles: • Web developer • Web marketer • IT strategy or planning professional • Software professional • IT operations technician • IT user support technician • Computer engineer, installation or maintenance • Web analyst How to apply If you are interested in applying please send in a covering letter/message and a CV. In the covering message/letter, please ensure that you answer the following questions: 1. Why you are interested in this vacancy? 2. Why you are interested in working for this company? PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FROM APPLICANTS THAT HAVE ANSWERED THE ABOVE 2 QUESTIONS. For further information, including a detailed job description and person specification, please see our website Careers - Physio123 The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 12 September 2014. No agencies, please. Apprentice Eligibility: PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FROM APPLICANTS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE SCHEME. APPLICANTS WITH A DEGREE, OR WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED AN APPRENTICESHIP IN A SIMILAR FIELD, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE GOVERNMENT APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME.