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Web Developer Apprentice - Manchester City Centre

Discussion in 'Design Jobs & Employment Forum:' started by nuttersons, Oct 20, 2014.

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    Nuttersons is a design agency consisting of a small team of designers and developers who provide a broad range of design and web services to clients all over the world. We are looking for an enthusiastic web developer apprentice to work alongside our team. The right candidate must be a 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: Web Developer Apprentice
    Reporting To: Senior Web Developer
    Job Location: Manchester, City Centre
    Salary: £120 per week + Annual bonus (Based on an apprenticeship).
    Hours: 40 hours per week
    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. You will have opportunities to grow our brand, expand our customer base, innovate our processes, and engage with our potential and existing clients.

    Detailed Duties

    • Assisting with creating websites.
    • Assisting with updating existing websites.
    • Communicating via email with clients, and telephone when required.
    • Communicating regularly with other team members.
    • Assisting with creating email campaigns.
    • Providing basic support to a wide range of clients with the day to day running of their websites and emails.
    • Assisting with managing projects from beginning to end. Including; initial contact, quotations, closing sales, development, amendments, signing off, marketing campaigns, updates and reviews.
    • Assisting with managing outsourced developers, designers, illustrators, programmers, researchers, marketers (training will be given).
    • Assisting with setting up Adwords / SEO campaigns (training will be given).
    • Meeting agreed deadlines.
    • To work both independently and as part of a team
    • Assisting with expanding our web design and development service through developing sources of new business.

    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
    • Interest in coding websites
    • Interest in design of websites
    • Experience building website
    • 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 creating graphics
    • Dealing with customers (in person / via email / on the phone)
    • Experience of Photoshop and Illustrator.
    • 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 Advanced Level Apprenticeship in in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms. This is designed to give apprentices the skills to work in the Digital 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:

    • Health and Safety in ICT
    • Using Collaborative Technologies
    • Remote support for products and services
    • Security of ICT systems
    • Software installation and upgrade
    • System operation
    • Technical advice and guidance
    • Technical fault diagnosis
    • IT Project management
    • Testing ICT systems
    • Working with ICT hardware and equipment
    • Data modelling
    • System management
    • User profile administration
    • Imaging software
    • Database software
    • Using email
    • Using the internet
    • Presentation software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Website software
    • Word processing software
    • Desktop publishing software
    • Design software


    Qualifications awarded

    At the end of the programme apprentices will have achieved:

    • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms
    • Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
    • Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
    • Functional Skills of Number, Communication and ICT Level 2

    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:

    • IT and Telecoms Engineer
    • IT Technician
    • Network Administrator
    • Network Engineer
    • Systems support desk technician
    • Web designer
    • Web developer

    How to apply

    If you would like to apply for this vacancy please email in a copy of your CV with a covering letter/message to careers@nuttersons.co.uk.
    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: Apprentice Web Developer | Engineering | Current vacancies | Careers | Nuttersons | Creative agency, Manchester
    The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 21 November 2014.

    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.
     

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