Apprentice - Front End Web Developer

Posted 22 January 2024
Business Area Apprentice

Job description

Earn while you learn with our award winning training team  


An exciting opportunity for a motivated and talented individual to join our team as an Apprentice Web Developer based in our Head Office in Sunderland .


The ideal candidate will be able to showcase an understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well a keen interest in digital technology. As an Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced developers, learn from industry professionals, and gain hands-on experience in web development.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a user-friendly and responsive website that provides an excellent user experience. This includes ensuring that the website is easy to navigate, that the content is well-organised, and that the overall design is visually appealing.
  • Work with designers to translate wireframes and mock-ups into code. This requires a strong understanding of both design and code, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with both designers and developers.
  • Implement new features and enhancements to the website. This includes adding new functionality, improving the performance of the website, and fixing bugs.
  • Fix bugs and improve the overall user experience. This requires a good understanding of how users interact with the website, as well as the ability to identify and resolve problems.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external applications. This includes creating applications that are used by employees or customers, such as booking systems, customer support portals, or marketing tools.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in front end development. This requires a commitment to continuous learning and the ability to adapt to new technologies.
  • Complete an Apprentice qualification alongside your everyday duties.


Competencies Required

  • Capable of demonstrating a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines of self and others
  • Positive attitude with a commitment to providing a safe environment for people to work in
  • Promote and maintain the profile of health & safety
  • Proactive and self motivated with a hands on approach
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the organisation


Technical Skills Required

  • Basic knowledge of computer systems i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to utilise its key functionalities
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • File management skills
  • Web Navigation Skills


Qualifications/Experience required

  • English & Maths grade 4 or above



  • To be committed and dedicated to completing the customer service Apprenticeship programme within the 12 month timescale, attending all relevant training workshops
  • To undertake any other duties that may fall into the job criteria
  • To conform with all company policies and procedures including Health and Safety
  • To treat all employees, customer and suppliers with dignity and respect


About Hays Travel


As the UK’s largest independent travel agency, Hays Travel specialise in providing good value, quality holidays alongside excellent customer service. We work with all leading suppliers and can package holidays that include hotels, flights, cruises, tours, attraction tickets, and more. We have over 470 Branches throughout the UK and our Head Office based in Sunderland, is home to tour operator teams, finance, marketing, people/HR and IT, plus many more. We have been operating for over 40 years, and continue to grow each year.


Our values


Our SMILE values are embedded in to our Company and ensures our teams work strongly together. You and all of our colleagues will ensure that the Hays Travel values are demonstrated at all times.

  • Supportive
  • Motivational
  • Innovative
  • Loyal
  • Excellent


What it’s like to work for us?


Whichever location or department you work in, our people are always at the heart of everything we do. We offer a range of training programmes to help you progress personally and professionally, as we know the benefits of promoting and rewarding our hardworking colleagues are extremely important.


Of course, it's not all about work, we're very sociable and there are always lots of team nights-out and company parties. Plus, there are opportunities to travel abroad on educational trips, and you can also take advantage of our colleague discount when booking your own holidays.


This job description is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the post but simply reflects the key areas involved


Hays Travel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all colleagues. As an accredited employer provider of apprenticeships, we undertake basic checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety of our apprentices for relevant roles.