Sydney Subritzky-Baggaley

PR Assistant

Lover of coffee, food and animals, Sydney is a PR Assistant at WebApps who laughs at really bad jokes.

We had a blast!

Last weekend we took part in one of the most colourful events of the year – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice Colour Blast Run!! A group of 13 Webbies ran (or walked) around Alexandra Park on Sunday, while being blasted with colourful powdered paint. Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable, life-limiting illnesses…

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Game on for Webbie Netball!!

Slices of oranges laid out, bottles of water at the ready and a group of excitable Webbies. Finally, the day had arrived where, in teams, we would go head-to-head in a game of netball at Oldham Leisure Centre. For those who don’t know, warming up is one of the most important parts of exercising to…

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The Industrial Placement Experience

Every year, we take on paid industrial placement students for 12 months between the penultimate and final years of their undergraduate degrees. We look for Software Engineers that are passionate about learning and spreading knowledge. Whilst working at Web Applications UK, responsibilities across the entire software development cycle are covered. An industrial placement at Web…

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Webbies Celebrate International Youth Day 2018

  Established in 1999 by the United Nations (UN), Sunday 12th August was International Youth Day 2018. Occurring annually, it raises issues relating to young people and celebrates successes of people aged 10 to 24 around the world. This year’s theme, ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, places emphasis on providing young people safe areas where they…

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Oldham Coliseum Presentation Training Day

Webbies are provided with a myriad of opportunities, from a free breakfast to regular training days. My first training day, hosted at Oldham Coliseum, covered the art of giving presentations; something I knew I would learn immensely from. Feelings of excitement and nerves bubbled amongst myself and the other Webbies. Francesca and Ben, our leaders,…

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Imposter Syndrome and Mental Health

As you may have seen in a previous blog post written by the lovely Rebecca Lawton, Web Apps is focusing on improving the wellbeing of their employees, both mentally and physically. We are looking to make a positive change through the way we talk and act about mental health, which is why we invited Gavin…

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Welcome Back, Aubrey and Ned!

The arrival of our placement students each summer is a high point in the Webbie calendar. Each year, summer interns join us for eight weeks and industrial placement students for a year, with the possibility of a job to return to once they have finished the final year of their degree. Ned and Aubrey joined…

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Problem Solving and Personal Development Time

Behind one of the director’s desks in the dev office is an overcrowded white wall that has, among other things, a list of projects that developers can choose to work on as part of their Personal Development Time (PDT). All software engineers at Web Apps have half a day a week scheduled to work on…

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“Creativity Is Contagious; Pass It On”

Whether you are an artist, writer, blogger, designer, photographer, musician or any of the hundreds of other creative personalities, today is a day for you! May 30th is now being celebrated as National Creative Day, to acknowledge, motivate and inspire everyone whose personality is particularly creative. If you look around wherever you are reading this,…

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