Careers Fairs

Over the next few months, we will be attending a number of careers events. These are great opportunities for us to meet future developers in our community and to speak to them about why they should consider a career at Web Apps. The events are also a good chance for students to find out more about us and decide whether our company would be a good fit for them. If you’re attending one of the events we’ll be at this year (see the full list below), here are a few tips about what we’re looking for and why you should consider getting in touch with our recruitment team.

The Ideal Candidate

It’s hard to pin down just one feature that would make an ideal candidate. Our software engineers come from a range of different backgrounds – some with IT degrees and some without, some that came to us as graduates and some that worked their way to permanent positions through our internship and industrial placement programmes.

One thing that we do look for in a candidate is passion. Qualifications and school/university projects are important, but we want to hear about what you get up to in your free time. If you’re an avid follower of a tech blog, have a project on GitHub, belong to a code club, or volunteer, then we would love to talk to you about it. Unlike knowledge, passion never goes out of date, and extracurricular activities really make a candidate stand out from the crowd.

With the tech world advancing so quickly, we’re less concerned about the knowledge that you’ve already acquired, and more interested in your capacity to learn. If you’re good at problem solving and thinking outside the box – whether in relation to your degree or to something else entirely – then tell us about what you’ve achieved.

Life as a Webbie

Motivation – or the ‘why’ behind the decision-making process – is something that we think (and write) about a lot. Our Chief Exec. Craig has spoken extensively about how important it is for a company to find people with a similar set of principles so that they can have the freedom to make their own decisions. We’re proud to have a clear mission to positively impact our employees, customers, and community through a culture of learning, growth and innovation.

Our strong company culture emphasises personal development. Our industrial placement scheme – one of the largest in Greater Manchester – recently achieved a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award. Training is something that we take very seriously, and staff members from our directors through to our placement students all get involved in sharing their knowledge with others.

In keeping with our company ethos, we offer our staff a number of benefits, such as half a day a week to work on a personal project or gain certifications. We also have a very active and varied social calendar, with regular events both within and outside the workplace. We think that achieving the correct work/life balance is important, and our office is a lively and fun environment. Careers fairs are a great opportunity to find out more about a company’s culture, so ask us questions and check out our blog and social media.

We’re always looking for passionate people to join the Web Apps team, from graduate software engineers to industrial placement students and summer interns. You can find out more about these roles on our careers page.

We will be at the following events. Come and speak to us!

The Big Careers Fair – University of Manchester – 11/10/17

Liverpool Science, Engineering and Technology Careers Fair – University of Liverpool – 12/10/17

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Careers Fair – UCLan – 07/11/2017

Career and Opportunities Fair – University of Bolton – 16/11/2017

Open Evening – Oldham Hulme Grammar School – 16/11/2017

Computing, Science and Engineering Fair – University of Salford – 22/11/2017

Meet the Employers Event – Manchester Metropolitan University – 22/11/2017