Web Developer Apprentice

London, England, United Kingdom · Web Development · Temporary Full Time


Job Summary

Have you always wanted to get in to software development but do not have the qualifications or commercial experience? This could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world. In London, Square Enix publishes and distributes entertainment content from the Square Enix Group in Europe and other PAL territories.

In our London Office, the European Corporate HQ for Square Enix, we support the business across a wide range of roles including; game development, Web Development, QA testing, game localisation, manufacturing, export and distribution, mobile game development, community, performance marketing, PR, finance, analytics and legal and probably a few others too.

Square Enix is looking for brilliant new talent to join our web development team. This is the perfect opportunity for anybody looking to start their career in software development and combines paid employment with a first-class training package.

Deadline for applications is 9am, Wednesday 27th February 2019

Please note that this is initially an opportunity for an 18 month temporary contract - all applications must be made via:


Key Deliverables

The team

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to train as a Web Developer at Square Enix, working as a part of our Online Development team.

The team is responsible for Square Enix’s web presence across the western world, including the main Square Enix website, product specific sites and the underlying technology platform which supports them all. They are tasked with delivering innovative, informative and enjoyable experiences to gamers all over the world. The Web Development Apprentices will gain exposure to a range of technologies across frontend and backend development and over the course of the 18 month apprenticeship will find an area to specialise in. This is a rare opportunity to train alongside experienced professionals in an organisation that is investing heavily in digital talent to innovate and set the benchmark for videogame websites worldwide.

Your day to day responsibilities

Work towards a Level 4 qualification in Software Development Methodologies

Help build new features and functionality for our company and product websites.

Fixing bugs and troubleshooting technical problems

Continuously improve the user interface with UI/UX refinements

Build modular email templates to support our in house marketing team

Work to improve performance and scalability

Implement integrations to third party systems such as game platforms, identity systems, social media platforms and analytics tools.

The training

The successful applicant will receive an 18 month training package in Software Development Methodologies. This is a Level 4 qualification and includes the opportunity to gain industry recognised professional qualifications. Training is delivered by a team of expert tutors at The Corndel Software Engineering Academy and you will spend approximately 20% of your time in formal training and the remainder learning on the job and applying your newly-acquired skills.

You do not need to have specific experience or qualifications in software development. We are looking for high-potential candidates with a demonstrable passion for technology and a burning desire to become a successful software developer. If you are eager to learn, we will teach you the rest!

Key Stakeholders

Senior Manager – Web development, Senior Web Developer, Online Development Director

Reports to

Senior Managers within the Online Development and Digital Platform teams


Knowledge and Experience


A minimum of 8 GCSEs at A - C, including Maths, English and ICT or Science

At least 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above

Applications from graduates are welcomed, however, we are unable to accept applications for this apprenticeship if you have a degree in Computer Science or related subject.

An understanding of IT and the internet (no development experience necessary)

Excellent written and spoken English


Examples of personal web development projects

Competencies, Skills and Attributes


An aptitude for creative problem solving

A high level of attention to detail

A positive can-do attitude


Eagerness to learn





Friendly with a sense of fun

Passion for gaming

Please note that Square Enix does not accept speculative candidate submissions from recruitment agencies.

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