Graduate Wordpress Designer / Developer

Graduate Developer

Ref: 625Tuesday 1 September 2020

EMBS is working with Alphageek, a digital agency that is transforming the way organisations connect with their customers. After recently celebrating their 2nd birthday, their growth is impressive and their success, even during tough times, is increasing week by week.  This is down to one simple factor, the talented people in the business, who are passionate, energetic and innovative.


They are now pushing forward with further expansion and with new exciting projects coming on stream they need to hire a Web Designer, someone capable of working creatively, commercially and proactively to deliver striking websites, containing unforgettable digital content that enriches the customer / user experience. 


They are firmly from the ‘grow your own’ school of hiring and are looking for a recent graduate with an IT / Computer Science / Multimedia / Programming or Digital Marketing background. Starting on simple projects using things like Wordpress, Shopify, Wix etc you design/build websites that will vary in scale and complexity. As your experience develops,  you will become accountable for delivering projects for high value customers, illustrating real scope for personal development and growth. 


Alphageek has created a collaborative ecosystem that ensures employees thrive. Offering a supportive learning environment, everyone is encouraged to make a contribution to each project and participate in, and enjoy,  the good fortunes experienced daily by the team. It is therefore essential that you are outgoing, confident and collaborative, willing to share thoughts and ideas openly. 


Our ideal candidate will have recently graduated, have proven website development / design experience with clear examples of work, including live websites or a portfolio, healthy gitup profile or similar etc.  We can consider someone who has completed a four year degree with 12 month industrial placement, or someone with three years who has delivered freelance work, or indeed a graduate who has been working for a minimum of 12 months. This experience will provide the perfect foundation for what comes next! 



· Developing and updating internal websites, databases and applications.

· Updating existing customer websites, adding new functionality and solving support requests.

· Liaising with internal teams when required and ensuring all requests are dealt with promptly.

· Contributing towards design decisions and internal coding standards.

· Developing in line with appropriate standards and internal practices.



· Proven experience as a WordPress Developer.

· Desirable - Knowledge of front-end technologies including CSS3, JavaScript, HTML5, and jQuery.

· Desirable - Knowledge of code versioning tools including Git, Mercurial, and SVN.

· Experience working with debugging tools such as Chrome Inspector and Firebug.

· Good understanding of website architecture and aesthetics.


The position is based from home initially but will become office based, out of Derby, although some remote working will be available. Salary levels are up to £24,000 plus benefits. All selection, screening and shortlisting will be handled by EMBS Digital, the Alphageek recruitment partner.  We are looking to move quickly so please apply here and send a connection request via Linkedin to Simon Bucknell - EMBS Digital