Web Development Apprenticeship

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About the job

Join our friendly and hard working team

Web Development Apprenticeship
£3.90 to £5 per hour

ph9 web design are looking for a talented web genius with boat loads of enthusiasm to join us in Derby.

ph9 web design are looking for a talented web genius with boat loads of enthusiasm to join us in Derby.

The ideal person...

  • Lives and breathes the web
  • Enthusiastic
  • You've already started to learn about web development in your own time, and may have built some websites already
  • Pro-active
  • Intelligent
  • Organised
  • Loves to learn

What's in it for you...

  • Learn about the whole industry; from design & front end development, to back-end and dev-ops
  • Gain knowledge and be taught by an experienced web developer with 18 years experience
  • Full support
  • Great training programme
  • Constant learning
  • Lots of real world and practical experience


Skills you'll learn (if you don't have them already)

  • PHP 7
  • Object orientated programming (OOP)
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Bootstrap
  • Javascript & JQuery
  • Font awesome
  • GitHub & DeployHQ
  • Dev-ops including nginx, ubuntu, bash scripting, cron jobs & more
  • Sketch and Adobe products (Photoshop, Fireworks, etc)


Work you'll be doing

  • Building new websites
  • Creating new features in our website platform
  • Server management (aka "dev ops") of our AWS (Amazon Web Services) platform
  • Technical support


So, who are we & what do we do?

We’re ph9; a web design company in the heart of Derby city centre. We provide ready-made websites, which are customised for each client and provide each client training on how to use their website and keep it up to date (which is what you'll be helping us do).

Our clients are mainly small businesses with 1-5 employees and are largely based in the Antique, Vintage & War collectibles sectors.

ph9 is a well established web design company that we started back in 2004, so we’re pretty old in internet years! We have a really down to earth working environment and as a company one of our core values is ‘Happiness’, so everything we revolves around achieving that for our clients and colleagues.


Why you should join us

  • Our great training programme!
  • Gain a Level 2 or 3 NVQ, Functional Skills, and a Technical Certificate
  • Free refreshments including Tea, Coffee, Soft drinks & Ice pops in summer
  • Team building trips like Go Karting, Escape Rooms, Nurburgring
  • Relaxed dress code for comfy working
  • Nice Apple Mac’s to use. We’ll train you if you don’t know how to use them!
  • An awesome industrial style office that we decorated ourselves to work in
  • Relaxed and down to earth working environment
  • Animal friendly office
  • We have a resident office cat called Mr Meowgi and two dogs- Jolt and Turbo who regularly bring their human (Rob), to work.


Hours: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
Location: Iron Gate, Derby
Salary: £3.90 to £5 per hour, and reviewed and increased after the first year

Our Values and culture

What we believe

Easy - Easy to work with and well as making products that are easy to use

Personal - We build a personal relationship with every client, keeping on a first name basis with all our clients and you will know the person on the end of the phone.

Quality - We focus on making high quality products, well engineered with a strong attention to detail.

Innovation - We strive to innovate and iterate to ensure we stay ahead of the curve and provide the tools necessary for success.

Accurate - We think things through, don't make assumptions, focus on the details and strive to get it right the first time.

Efficient - Making sure we are time efficient, consistent and organised.

Happy - Deliver excellent customer service to keep our customers happy as well as keeping our staff happy.

Transparency - We aim to be open and transparent in all the business we do.

Robust - We focus on building software and systems that are robust and reliable.

Why work at ph9?

People spend a large part of their lives at work, and we believe it’s important to enjoy yourselves and get on with the people you work with!

As well as having a culture that supports a happy and friendly atmosphere, we like to go out once in a while together and enjoy ourselves! We’ve done the following in the past, but if you’ve got any other ideas they’re more than welcome!

  1. Go karting
  2. Escape rooms
  3. Climbing Snowdon
  4. Zip lining
  5. Beer festivals
  6. Nurburgring track day

We believe it’s important to celebrate our achievements, even sometimes when they’re littles ones. So don’t be surprised if we order everyone pizza or Nandos for lunch!

We’re smack bang in the middle of Derby City Centre so perfect for lunchtime or afterwork food, drinks, shopping and socials.

If you have kids, and you need to be in work 10 minutes late, or leave a little early to cater for childcare then we’re flexible and understand family comes first.

Rob the owner is a dog lover, and often brings in his dogs Jolt and Turbo. So if you’re a dog lover too and don’t like to leave your pooch at home, then we may be able to arrange having them officially join the team too!

Our industry is very fast paced, and constantly changing, so it’s really important to learn! That’s why we’ll do things like visit conferences and events, book time in for you to do research and study, or have industry experts come in to deliver training on a particular topic.

If you drive, then we’ll pay for your parking. Plus we’re within easy reach of the A38, A52, A50 and the M1.

Derby bus station is just a few minutes walk away, and we’re also close to Derby train station

Every Friday we have a team meeting. This is either in the pub, or in our offices with Beer, Wine or Cider. We officially close to our customers early, and have a team meeting where we can discuss the events of the week, celebrate discusses, resolve issues, and finish feeling energised so we return on Monday feeling excited for the week ahead.

And more!
    Ice pops
   Nespresso machine
   Free snacks + drinks
   Christmas to New Year off
   Your birthday off work
   Up to 25 days holiday
   Relaxed atmosphere
   Epic hardware

Apply now

No recruitment agencies!

To apply please send the following to careers@ph9.com

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter
  • Your salary expectations
  • Links to work you’ve completed, or a portfolio. Please specify specifically what your involvement was in each project