Leeds Web Developer Apprenticeship
We recruit people based on their aptitude and enthusiasm for web development.
Then we run them through a stringent selection process and training before interview.
All of this at no cost and with no commitment required.
Every person who passes through our selection process has what it takes to become an asset to your team and deliver value within weeks.
Have a look at the info and links below, book a call or coffee with Crispin, come and visit us at the boot-camp or book a place at the speed dating event.
Looking to apply as a Candidate? Info and links on the Apply page.
W/C 3 Sept 2018 - Central Leeds
We are giving 20 Leeds employers the chance to meet with 12 pre-trained apprentice candidates for 5 minutes each in a 'Speed Dating' Event. Get in touch to find out more or reserve your place with the link below.
Recruitment, Selection and Pre-Apprenticeship Training
Candidate Applications Open
Vacancy ads placed on the .gov Find-an-Apprenticeship site and promoted through social media.
Candidate Applications Close
Around 150 applications are filtered and graded based on aptitude for self learning and enthusiasm for development.
30 most promising candidates attend a day of interviews, group work and tests.
12 best candidates from the selection attend a code 'boot-camp' to learn essential and foundational skills.
An opportunity for potential employers and members of their dev teams to have 5 minute chemistry meetings with all 12 candidates.
Formal Interviews & Placement
Short listed candidates follow standard interview procedure with potential employers. Candidates are then matched with employers using the Gale-Shapley stable marriage algorithm
Once placed at a company the real training starts - 15 months of group training and supported independent learning from expert web developers in the technologies, frameworks and skills that matter.
How much does it cost?
The selection process, pre-apprenticeship training and an additional 3 months of supported learning at the end of the training are completely free. We only charge for the 15 months of group training.
Non-Levy Paying Companies (most SMEs)
Training is 90% funded by the government so cost to business is just £110 a month for 15 months.
Levy Paying Companies
Costs for the training is £16,500 per candidate recouped directly through the levy system.
The employer pays the apprentice wages - a typical starting salary is £9-£18k pa (£5-£10 ph) dependant on experience and location.
From past employers
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.
Happy 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.
An antidote to resource scarcity in our industry, the Drupal Apprenticeship scheme creates the right environment for those just embarking upon a career in development to realise their true potential.
Taking on an apprentice has been fantastic experience. We have an excellent new team member, and have been really well supported all the way.