Web Developer - Graduate Scheme


Location: Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, B90 8AJ
Role: Web Developer (Graduate Scheme)
Contact: 0121 651 11 20  careers@editwebsites.co.uk
Reporting to: Development Manager
Full Time: 8.30 - 17.00 Monday to Friday
Holidays: 24 days per year + Bank Holidays

About iKnow Church

iKnow Church is part of the the UK’s largest Christian Software Company with our tools being used by 1,000s of churches around the UK.

We’ve grown every year since 2002 and as we expand we are looking for new people to join the team as we work with more churches and organisations around the UK.

Job Description

We have a position for a recent graduate to join our team as part of our 2020 Graduate Scheme.

If this is you then your primary role will be joining the team developing our two main products which are custom built Content Management Systems and our Church Member Management software.

The software is continually being developed so you will be joining the team that is adding new features and developing the products. You will also be involved in planning the future features to improve and enhance the product.  As part of a small development team you will be making changes to software that is used daily by people around the world. 

You will get to be involved in the planning of new features and bring these ideas to life in a way that really helps our clients.  The software you develop will make a real difference to our churches as you will see from the feedback received when your work gets released.

This is an exciting position to work in a small company with lots of opportunities for further development as we continue to grow.

Skills

Excellent programming skills
Ideal: Javascript, JQuery, CSS3, HTML5, PHP, Laravel, CodeIgnitor, MySQL, AJAX, JSON, The will to explore and experiment with new technologies.
Ionic, RESTful APIs
NOTE: if your primary language is not listed above but you consider yourself to be fluent in another transferable language then do still get in touch. 

Good testing methodology. Good communication skills (both written/ verbal), Ability to work in a team as well as by oneself.   

Relevant degree with at least an expected 2:1 result

Our Graduate Scheme

Our Graduate Scheme is a 2 year programme.

You will benefit from: 

  • 2 learn days a month during the Graduate Scheme to hone a particular work related skill.
  • Starting salary: £23,000 with a salary review every 6 months during the Graduate Scheme.
  • Graduate welcome: £1,500 on day 1 at iKnow Church.
  • £750 contribution to your Student Loan every year for the first 5 years of employment

At the end of a graduate scheme, a successful candidate will be offered permanent employment and a competitive salary.

Read what previous employees in our Graduate Scheme have said:

“The Graduate Scheme at Edit Websites has taught me a great deal of real world software development skills that could not be learnt at university.

The small nature of the company has given me the opportunity to take on a greater role and responsibilities that would not have been possible at a larger company, and has allowed me to work on big projects, release many developments and even add my own features to the software we provide.

The work environment here is very friendly and sociable and the managers very approachable no matter what the issue. The regular one-to-one meetings have been a great way to make sure I’m keeping on top of the workload and the bi-monthly learn days have been very useful in taking time to further my learning and skills.

I’d recommend the Edit Websites Graduate Scheme to anyone looking to take a big first step in their career in software development."

"Being in the graduate scheme has been a massive help both for my personal development and for becoming better equipped to deal with the daily tasks and issues we face as a development team. Having an entire day every two weeks to learn and brush up on any areas that need improvement is a massive boon to both my productivity and the quality of work i am able to produce. I’ve been very happy to be on the scheme and I feel the consistent work, study and review it promotes has really helped me to integrate into the team as a whole."

"I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the graduate scheme particularly because I have been trusted with challenging and important tasks which have gone on to be implemented throughout the software. This has really motivated me and working within a company that believes in their graduate developers pushing them to produce their best work is really rewarding and encouraging. Finally, the role lets you explore vast areas of code spanning front end development as well as back end development to help each graduate find their preferences and strengths which has allowed me to specialise in these areas and understand which areas to work on during my learn days."

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to careers@editwebsites.co.uk (we will acknowledge receipt within 5 working days)
 


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