Do you have an unforgiving passion for the web? Would you like to make a career out of your passion?
Magma Digital Ltd are proud to announce that we are giving you the opportunity to do just that! How? We’re hiring!
Why are we hiring Apprentices?
As many of you may already know, we love to support our community and what better way to show our commitment than by giving you the chance to fully immerse yourself into learning how to create the best Web Applications around! We want to support the National Apprenticeship Scheme and help with the current labour market situation by giving young people the opportunity to gain new skills through both on and off-the job training.
Within the PHP community, there is a shortage of PHP Developers so we thought we would take the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and grow our own Developers who will have the practical skills and qualifications we need both now and in the future.
We don’t want just anybody…
The Magma team are passionate and enthusiastic about all things PHP and web. We are looking for apprentices who enjoy to challenge their own knowledge and experience boundaries. We encourage all of our developers to attend conferences, seminars and related networking and learning events.
How do you know if you would be happy here at Magma?
Hmmm, hard for us to answer, but we will tell you how we work and then you will know if that sounds like you, or how you would like to be at work.
We believe in sharing skills, knowledge and opportunities around the team. Each member is given appropriate chances to lead projects, to stretch their skills both technical and non-technical. Developers can experience working alone, coding in pairs and exploring issues as a whole team. We use agile methodology and Scrum for scheduling and production. Being a small team “everyone gets a chance to play” but we are also big enough that there is opportunity to work end-to-end on specific projects so you get the experience and satisfaction of seeing things through.
The office is open plan and based right in the heart of the City of Preston, (5 minute walk from the train station). We have 2 Labrador dogs in the office who are very well-behaved and love developers (mainly for breakfast) joke! The Magma team are diverse in age and background – we have staff who have NHS and Industry management backgrounds, working alongside technical and design staff. We embrace the best of everyone’s experience and skills and welcome our teams ideas and suggestions as part of bringing a first class experience to our customers.
We have a library of technical and business management books to borrow from. We learn together and put time into developing together and individually.
So where are we going?
Magma is an agency with two distinct branches that cross over in the middle. One branch of the business is clearly ‘Software Consultancy’ incorporating – software development and website design and development. The other branch of the business is ‘Business Consultancy’ – managing business change, helping businesses to plan, management consultancy and process improvement.
Magma excel in both branches, but the real magic happens when the two branches come together and our clients benefit from input from both branches – software/web and business consultancy simultaneously. In this last year, we have seen so many of our clients drive forward through this joint approach and we plan to grow and develop this model further.
So there you have it, a little bit more about us as an organisation and a team.