Trainee Website Designers / Developers

Always interested to hear from new trainee talented / keen website designers / developers, we don’t deal with recruitment agencies but welcome emails with CVs from students or experienced website designers wanting to move to a leading Essex based website design company, the following sample information and CV details give you some idea what we require:

Covering Letter: After calling to introduce myself yesterday where I was advised by James I could send an e-mail regarding a candidate I am representing, please find attached his CV with a short synopsis below. If this candidate is of interest, please let me know and we can move forward.

Candidate: A really well rounded, Computer Science graduate with nearly 18 months commercial experience as a PHP Developer plus a year in industry as part of his degree course. Strong with PHP5, Drupal and WordPress CMS’s and proficiency with Front-End standards such as HTML and CSS.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent work ethics
  • Very customer focused and always looks to understand a customer’s needs including their varying levels of expectations and requirements.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to talk to customers on a one to one basis using language they understand and also communicate with fellow colleagues clearly and precisely.
  • Trustworthy and intuitive.
  • Always ready for new challenges and the opportunity to apply myself.
  • Self- motivated and apply my skills and personal attributes in order to succeed in everything I do.

Technical Skills
HTML/XHTML, HTML5, CSS, PHP 5, JavaScript, MySQL, SQL in an Oracle environment, XML, XAML, Flash, Action Script 3.0, SQL, Java, VB, ASP.NET, ASP, ColdFusion, jQuery, Ajax, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Google Analytics and SEO.

PHP is my main web programming language of choice. My solid base in PHP has enabled me to adapt to developing in other web languages easily and enabled me to easily understand how WordPress & Drupal work and how to adapt them to get the most out of them and their associated plugins.

Programme experience
Adobe CS3 – CS5 suite including Dreamweaver, Fireworks & Photoshop to name a few, Office Suite 2003 -2010, Microsoft Expression Studio, Eclipse, cPanel, Direct Admin, Plesk & Parallels

Anglia University                                                                     Sept 2006 – July 2010

BSc (Hons) Computing Science – Web Development – 2:1

  • 1st year modules included: Web Development, Introduction to Visual Basic.Net, Introduction to Software Development, Object Orientated and Event Driven Programming, Hardware and Software Systems and Networks, Systems Analysis and Design,
  • 2nd year modules: Web Programming, Web Multimedia, Personal Enterprise and Development, Database and Web Database Systems, Web Applications, Dynamic data interchange and Human computer interaction & usability.
  • 3rd year modules: Further Web Multimedia, Further Web Media Programming, Web Services, Web Project and Further Web Applications.
  • Dissertation: HTML5 Video tagging web application

Past EmploymentPHP Developer:
(November 2010 – current ) Brentwood and Chelmsford, Essex

  • Drupal CMS – Creating websites from start to finish using and adapting modules to provide extensive functionality that each client required.
  • WordPress – To create websites as well as blogs. Using and modifying plugins to adapt them to meet the client’s requirements.
  • Bespoke PHP sites –Creating new sites with bespoke functionality and extending existing sites for increased functionality.
  • Site design & functionality – Planning of tasks and carrying out research, if required, to enable me to provide quotation and timeframes.
  • SEO – Using various methods including Google Webmaster tools/ Google Analytics, use of sitemaps, keywords and keyword related modules/plugins.
  • Problem solving – Use of methodical strategies to correct CSS errors, plugin errors and conflicts in code.
  • Overseeing and guiding fellow colleagues and sharing my knowledge to improve the team’s productivity.
  • Server management (rebooting services, creation management of users, DNS, etc…)

Junior Web Developer & Designer: (October 2008 – September 2009) Stanford-le-Hope Website Design Company

  • Design and creation of new magazines to the company’s portfolio including the BBC.
  • Updating content on 30+ magazine subscription sites requiring front end and back end coding.
  • Front end coding using XHTML & CSS.
  • Creating graphics using Photoshop & Fireworks.
  • Back end coding using a mixture of technologies including ColdFusion, PHP & JSP.
  • Back end coding included adding and modifying code within the company’s framework to add new functionality.
  • Updating live feeds using SQL and problem solving SQL errors within the feed.
  • Working with Google Analytics.
  • Working with Affiliate marketing implementation.
  • Problem solving site problems and answering questions about the timescale of potential projects.
  • Interacting with clients to meet their needs.
  • Managed my own workload as well as fellow colleague’s web tasks.

Hobbies and Interests
Web  Development
Days out – Seaside, places of interest and Theme Parks
Going to the Cinema – Comedy, Action and Blockbusters
Watching sports of all kinds – Football, Tennis, F1 and Athletics
Keeping fit – Swimming, Tennis, Jogging, Running, Walking/Hiking and Cycling
Music – Dance and Chart
Socialising – Clubbing, Pubs, Bars and Bowling


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