Industry Led Web Dev Apprenticeship Scheme

Hire local, emerging talent with this Gov-funded scheme devised and delivered by:

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They'll be properly trained by expert developers and providing ROI in weeks

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Extensive Selection Process

We take only the top 6-7% of applicants based on their aptitude and enthusiasm

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Individual Learning Plan

Each aprpentice has a unique learning plan to match your business needs

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Essential Skills

The group training is front loaded with essential skills for a fast ROI

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A bit about us

Back in 2012 a group of developers got together to create a new kind of apprenticeship. We wanted to solve the key issues facing our communities and businesses. We set out to create a programme that would:

  1. Increase inclusion and diversity accross the industry
  2. Raise the bar on code quality and promote knowledge share
  3. Secure the local talent pipelines

We pooled our resources and used our tech knowhow to create an open source, living curriculum. This curriculum has now gone through more that 7 years of continuous review and updates. This ensures everything we do is current, useful and relevant.

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It's the UK’s first industry-led digital apprenticeship

We’ve been running since 2013, well before apprenticeships were ‘cool’. We were part of the pilot and trailblazer schemes that determined the format and contents of the new Apprenticeship Standards in Software Development.

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...and when we say industry led

we actually mean it – all technical training is devised, delivered and under constant review by expert developers. Our curriculum is Open Source and available on GitHub to ensure that everything we are training is relevant, useful and current.

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Here come the awards..

We are all super chuffed to be finalists in The 2020 Learning Awards in February. We were awarded the silver medal - cited, in particular, for our work improving diversity in the tech industry

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Case Studies

A look at some of our apprentices...

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Alumni 2017

Graduated from the scheme in 2017, now Sr Full Stack Developer at Modern English

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Demonstrable code skills and maths degree in Maths but no commercial experience, now a developer at Creode

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Alumni 2014

Graduated 2014, worked in development and testing, now DevOps Engineer at Graphic Alliance

Want to bolster your team with talent like this?

Take the first step and speak to The Coders Guild about hiring an apprentice for your team.

Course roadmap

Every apprentice has an individual learning plan that matches your business needs but we also have a core curriculum of fundemental skills and knowledge.

Pre-placement training
Prior to interview and placement our candidates will recieve training in the fundemental skills of a web developer. Things like problem solving with code, semantic markup, Git, content management and comand line.
Imediate, Billable Skills
As soon as they are placed we need to equip the apprentice with as many useful, billable skills as possible. They'll recieve expert training in source control and workflows with Git, testing, debugging and accessibility.
Toolchain Essentials
Next we focus on developing a fundamental understanding of the tools we use. Automation, Depenancy Management, Performance Audits, Security etc. At this stage an apprentice will be bringing in more revenue than they cost.
Project Life Cycle
By this time a good amount of the apprentice's time will be on billable work. We support this by increasing their skills and knowledge across all areas of the project life cycle. Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Discovery and Planning, Impact Mapping...
Additional Knowledge
At the end of year one apprentices will be working independently most of the time. We'll move into preparation for lifelong learning by adding additional knowledge and emerging technologies to their skillset. APIs, JAMStack, PWA, FP, OOP etc.

What our partners say about us

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— The scheme is one of the very best. The assessment process, pre-start boot-camp and knowledgeable trainers mean we get engaged, motivated apprentices contributing to our business from day one.

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— Taking on an apprentice has been fantastic experience. We have an excellent new team member, and have been really well supported all the way.

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— Made the process of taking on an Apprentice a joy. We were very impressed by the pre-apprentice training they provided and the calibre of the candidates themselves. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

Chat to us about the scheme

We’re really proud of what we do and we love talking with local businesses about it. Chat with us now to find our how your team could benefit.