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Summer Internship - Developer

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Salary:
    £8.21 + £0.99 = £9.20 per hour
  • Date Posted:
    04 Jul 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    22 Jul 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Internship (paid)
  • Reference:
Job Description
A Lancashire based company, which is the fastest manufacturer of printed paper cups in the world, is looking to recruit a Developer to assist them with developing and integrating their custom-built order tracking system. This placement is open to undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates and is a great opportunity to work on a significant project within a supportive SME.

Based in Clitheroe, an hour from Lancaster by car, this award-winning company are experts in the printed paper cup market supplying world-wide. They design and manufacture 100% recyclable products on-site, with a focus on customer service and delivery. The company has a strong environmental ethic, is passionate about what they do and has a supportive team-based atmosphere. There are several key projects, which feed in their future growth and this role will be part of that progression.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups

Rate of Pay: £8.21 + £0.99 = £9.20 per hour 
Interview date: We intend to interview w/c 22nd July
Working pattern:

This will be an eight-week placement, ideally starting in July or August 2019. The position is full time, but flexibility may be available.

The successful candidate would use their skills to:

  • Create, modify and restructure the back and front end of a custom built Order Tracking System
  • Connect different systems together APIs
  • Advise the business on better approaches to structuring code and getting systems to communicate to each other.
  • Implement improvements to search functions with Order Tracking System
  • Implement improvements to on input fields to auto-populate data where applicable.

Skills and qualities required:

  • An undergraduate / postgraduate / graduate of Lancaster University
  • Programming experience with Laravel, Wordpress and PHP – Must have experience in coding outside the classroom
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Ajax and Js - Must have experience in coding outside the classroom
  • Familiar with Github and Source tree as a means of source control - Desirable
  • Good understanding of command line / Bash commands – Very desirable
  • Excellent communication, verbal and written
  • Conscientious about commenting code and documenting approaches / methodologies.


Apply online with your CV and covering letter. Closing date for applications is Monday 22nd July at midnight.

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Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 


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