Programming Internship (Part-time or Full-time)

£20,000 per annum pro rata

Skill set required: PHP | SQL | HTML | CSS | JavaScript | GIT

Job Description

Programming intern required to work as part of a friendly team on a number of mini-projects including adding some small new features to our existing systems and to fix a number of bugs in our legacy PHP systems. This is an opportunity for university students and graduates to gain relevant experience working with programming languages and applications such as PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS and Javascript. You need to be willing to muck in with technical support, although this isn't the main focus of the role.

The position would work well as a full time internship/placement or fit in well alongside your studies (ideally working a minimum of 16 hours a week). Varying contract length possible. There is a good possibility of a further, long-term contract if desired (see PHP Developer).

Minimum Application Requirement

  • Skill set: PHP | SQL | HTML | CSS | JavaScript | GIT
  • GCSE Maths grade B + GCSE English grade B
  • Completed or currently studying for a Computing/Programming-related degree or equivalent
  • Some experience demonstrating PHP coding ability

Additional Desirable Attributes

  • Paid experience
  • Experience with CodeIgnitor, React, Docker
  • Strong communication skills
  • A Level grade A or B in Computing or a scientific/technical subject such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Economics or Latin
  • Notable experience, or some paid experience with qualifications demonstrating coding ability

Personal qualities:

  • Highly concise and methodological working habits, including reporting and documenting methods to ensure confidence in the final outcome of the projects
  • Attention to detail – to identify potential errors or omissions
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in accordance with project briefs and set timescales
  • Ability to organise your workload
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in your work and when liaising with the IT Project Manager
  • Enthusiastic and motivated to work as part of a small team, giving and receiving constructive feedback

What you will gain

  • A chance to develop and improve programs used by numerous users across a variety of departments as well as the opportunity to work on projects for use by our customers
  • Experience in a relatively small organisation so you get a broad understanding of all systems
  • Experience of some of the Agile principles including Mini-Scrums for organising Sprints and Kanban using a GitLab board
  • Invaluable experience for a future career in programming while being paid

To Apply

Apply via email to Mrs Glynda Glasner at vacancies@zigzageducation.co.uk with:

  • CV which must include your IT skills and all GCSE/A Level, etc qualifications and all grades
  • Covering email/letter including:
    • which job you are applying for and where you first saw it advertised
    • your current circumstances and why you are applying for this job
    • your availability including how many hours you are interested in working and which days you are likely to be available
    • details of your PHP experience and projects you have worked on individually and as part of a team

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview which will include a written test and several practical PHP programming tasks.

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