Web Developer Apprenticeship VAC001227563
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Cars2 is recruiting an Apprentice Web Developer & Designer to support the in-house development of the company’s website, and be involved in the development of its owned and operated back-office applications, while feeding into group’s digital marketing efforts.
37.5 hours, Monday to Friday
Total hours per week: 37.50
Possible start date
17 Jul 2018
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Cars2 has been through a period of investment and modernisation to adapt to the evolving market place. The successful Apprentice Web Developer & Designer candidate will benefit from working closely with the in-house development and digital marketing team, and receive ongoing training opportunities to supplement their apprenticeship course.
This is a great opportunity for an aspiring Web Developer/Designer, looking to gain experience and make the first step onto their career ladder.
Some of your duties and responsibilities will include:
Support the ongoing development and upkeep of Cars2’s company website – built on the WordPress platform.
Work closely with the Group Digital Marketing Manager, helping maintain existing and develop new back-office applications which streamline and automate Cars2’s operations and support continued growth.
Learn how to develop increasing integration between Cars2’s various processes and software systems.
Practice and contribute your design skills to the Cars2’s marketing efforts e.g. Email marketing, designing marketing collateral, occasionally creating assets for social media. Help drive the development of the Cars2 brand.
Occasional ad hoc business support.
The apprentice must also:
Take initiative in researching and solving IT issues with the help of online material.
Requirements and prospects
Understanding of HTML/CSS with a natural eye for good design.
PHP and SQL ability.
While not expected, any applicant who can demonstrate any of the following will be at a distinct advantage:
Knowledge of CSS frameworks.
Knowledge of SASS.
Knowledge of WordPress CMS websites.
Knowledge of Adobe CC products e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
Object orientated PHP skills and exposure to PHP frameworks.
Email marketing e.g. using MailChimp.
Some experience working with Git.
Advanced MySQL database skills.
Experience integrating external APIs.
Knowledge of wider digital marketing e.g. of PPC, SEO, social media.
An education background or keen interest in Web Design/Development.
Ideally someone who is passionate and excited about embarking on a programming career.
Good communication skills and ability to work flexibly and effectively in a dynamic team environment.
Good organisational skills and ability to complete tasks, working to prescribed deadlines.
5 GCSEs in grades A*-C including Maths and English language (or equivalent)
The role can offer long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.
About the employer
Cars2 is one of Yorkshire’s strongest and fastest growing motor retail groups. Year-on-year record profits have funded growth and the company now operates 6 franchised car dealerships in West and South Yorkshire, with further developments and acquisitions planned.
Cars 2 Limited
The Estio Training IT Apprenticeship programme gives 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 seven 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:
Level 3 Software Development Technical Standard
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd
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