Job Summary
  • Salary
    £310 (per week)
  • Location
    Saffron Walden, Essex
  • Sector
    Technology Level 3
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    31st July 2017
  • Employer Name
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Distance from academy
    • 11.5 Miles
    • 27 Minutes
  • Address
    Hinxton CB10 1SA, United Kingdom

Job Description

Rare opportunity to bring your unique creative enthusiasm to a flagship global website, aiming to develop presentational novelty and maximise its visual impact, making online science research an exciting place to be.

The Sanger Institute are looking for an enthusiastic, vibrant, creative person to join their growing team and help bridge a gap between marketing and IT.  The role will include the following that will be learned over the course but not limited to:

  • Design and creation of existing website
  • Use of Java and other languages
  • Updating website interface
  • Research and Development
  • Creating graphics
  • Present findings

Working Week

37 hours per week Monday – Thursday, 9.00-5.00 Friday, 09.00-4.30


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

• Great personal creativity, an enthusiasm for colour, style and graphics in online presentations
• Basic knowledge of HTML, Javascript or other web-programming languages
• Basic understanding of web hosting technologies
• Graphic design skills
• Good written and communication skills and an enthusiasm to use them to promote our website
• Good interpersonal skills, to emphasise to your team why your designs are best
• Self-motivated and able to come up with novel ideas without instructions

Personal Qualities

• Creative
• Enthusiastic
• Driven
• Friendly
• Likeable
• Committed

Future Prospects

If you have made a strong personal impact, and succeeded in the level 3 program, you may be invited to continue employment here, possibly progressing to level 4.

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Cambridge for up to 8 weeks on a block release basis for structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3 Trailblazer – Infrastructure Technician. The qualifications consist of:
• Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms
• L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
• L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
• Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if applicable)
• BCS Foundation Certificate in Networking and Architecture Principles (Knowledge Module 1)
• BCS Foundation Certificate in Mobile and Operating Systems (Knowledge Module 2)
• BCS Foundation Certificate in Cloud Services (Knowledge Module 3)
• MTA in Software Development Fundamentals or HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (Knowledge Module 4)
• BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Processes (Knowledge Module 5)
We provide a wide choice of training opportunities on site for all employees ranging from Excel workshops to Strategic Thinking, with training focusing on developing IT, Personal Effectiveness and Management skills. We also provide Health and Safety training to adhere to compliance.

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)