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Apprentice WordPress Developer

Company Name: Insight Consultancy
Course Name: Software development technician (Level 3)
Course Duration: 15 Months
Salary: £14,500
Start Date: 21/02/2022

Overview

We're looking for someone with a passion for the digital industry who will have the knowledge to propose the tools and systems we should be using in our web building processes to stay ahead of technological advancements.

The role would be to work equally within the development and digital marketing departments. Their everyday responsibility would be partially to assist the development department in the maintenance of our client’s websites (built on WordPress), and partially to support the digital marketing team in SEO, Google Ads, social ads and Remarketing. 

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Amongst other duties you will undertake the following;

  • Adding content to a WordPress website
  • Making minor design, layout and technical changes to a WordPress website
  • Using plugins such as WooCommerce to add further functionality
  • Fully optimising websites for a variety of devices and screensizes
  • Browser testing and bug fixing
  • Creation of landing pages according to a design mockup (bespoke development using ACF as opposed to a theme or website builder)
  • Auditing a website for areas of improvement to increase search engine rankings
  • Installing plugins and scripts with the use of Google Tag Manager

Entry requirements

  •  5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English and Maths)
  • Degree desirable but not a must

Skills requirements

  • Creating SEO and domain authority building strategies for our clients
  • Using keyword analysis to optimise website content for desired search term rankings
  • Using Google Analytics to monitor website traffic and gain understanding from data to inform strategy
  • Using Google Search Console to monitor indexing in search engines
  • Optimising Google My Business listings
  • Experience in SEO tools such as Ahrefs, SEM Rush and Moz

Personal Qualities

  • Passion for the digital industry
  • Someone self-taught
  • Attention to detail
  • Taking ownership
  • Organised

 

 


Training to be provided

You will undertake the ground breaking Apprentify Software Development Technician Level 3 apprenticeship.

  • Logic: writes simple code for discrete software components following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards (whether for web, mobile or desktop applications)
  • Security: applies appropriate secure development principles to specific software components all stages of development
  • Development support: applies industry standard approaches for configuration management and version control to manage code during build and release
  • Data: makes simple connections between code and defined data sources as specified Test: functionally tests that the deliverables for that component have been met or not
  • Analysis: follows basic analysis models such as use cases and process maps
  • Development lifecycle: supports the Software Developers at the build and test stages of the software development lifecycle
  • Quality: follows organisational and industry good coding practices (including those for naming, commenting etc.)
  • Problem solving:
  • Solves logical problems, seeking assistance when required (including appropriate mathematical application)
  • Responds to the business environment and business issues related to software development
  • Communication: clearly articulates the role and function of software components to a variety of stakeholders (including end users, supervisors etc.)
  • Operates appropriately in their own business’s, their customers’ and the industry’s environments
  • User Interface: develops user interfaces as appropriate to the organisations development standards and the type of component being developed

In addition to all of the above, all of our applicants will go through our Assessment Centre. This exclusive session is designed to identify your digital strengths and weaknesses to help us match you with the perfect employer and the perfect role to start your career in the best way!


Things to consider

● Work within a small and friendly team ● CPD program and training budget ● Based in a business hub with access to a staff kitchen, soft drinks, sofas, seating ● Based on the University campus so there is always lots going on ● Annual wage increase ● Eye test voucher scheme ● Free healthy food & drink available in the office ● Opportunities for career development ● Opportunity for a bonus scheme ● Pension ● 20 holiday days a year plus bank holidays and company-wide days out for inspiration ● Company lunch outings and social events ● Spontaneous doughnut days!

Future Prospects

Future prospects will be considered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
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