Apprentice Python Web Developer

Location: Bolton / Bury

Birch House Creative is small business providing software and digital marketing services to well established clients. I am the the owner and currently the only current technical person, I seek a bright individual with a flair for digital creativity and content to help support and expand the business.

My ideal candidate would have a passion for online technologies.  Good exposure (hobbyist or academic experience perfectly acceptable) to site design, web application development or creative media would be expected to be considered for the position.

It would be my intention to enrol the successful candidate on an apprenticeship training programme.  This will be discussed and chosen mutually as best fits the successful candidate and their duties.  Further in-house training and mentoring will be provided.

The role would consist of the following duties:

Progression into these roles would depend on your own abilities, but I would expect that  you would gain the knowledge and experience to cover them all within a year.  This may seem quite a mix of skills – cover is key for a small business, but you can expect a good variety of work and involvement.

Personal qualities I’m looking for:

  • Ambitious and motivated
  • Good use of English grammar
  • Analytically minded
  • Confident to solve problems and work unsupervised

Primary desirable skills and technologies:

  • HTML & CSS
  • Python programming

Other desirable skills and technologies:

  • Creative Design: Graphics & Illustration
  • Basic Linux familiarisation
  • Django web framework
  • SQL database querying
  • Javascript / JQuery
  • Social Media
  • WordPress

This is a full-time position with full pay during training.  Starting salary would reflect apprenticeship rates (~£150/week), however there will be a opportunity to earn bonuses on performance and company profits whilst at this early stage.  A laptop will be provided for work and study.

Interested?  If you think that you are a good match, drop me an email along with your CV – I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!

Andrew Smethurst
Birch House Creative Limited

29th January 2018