- Journey Mapping
- User Interviews
- Market Analysis
- Solution Sketching
- UX & UI Design
- Visual Design
- Website Build
- Content Creation
- Quality Assurance
- Continuous Improvement
You will learn the core skills we use at SIDE: web design, web build, user research, copywriting, information architecture, product management and tea drinking.
This is all knitted together by Webflow, a website creation tool that we believe radically changes the skill set required to be an effective web developer.
By the end of the apprenticeship, we expect you will be hyper employable. We hope you might want to keep working at SIDE after this initial 6 months... but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
The training covers the full product development process.
SIDE Academy aims to increase diversity in the charity technology sector. In 2018, ACEVO reported "only 9% of the voluntary sector workforce is from a BAME background." We are trying to do a tiny bit to redress this imbalance.
SIDE Academy is aimed at people who are under-represented in charities and technology. No qualifications or experience is required.
This can be pretty much anything. An Instagram account with thousands of followers. A vibrant forum or subreddit. A charming blog. A Roblox game with a significant number of favourites.
Perhaps you've played music or sport to a high standard: whether rapping or ultimate frisbee, viola or boxing - we are ready to be impressed. Perhaps you’ve got glowing letters of recommendation from somewhere you volunteer. Surprise us!
Evidence that you’ve taken the hard way, whether for curiosity, love or money. Maybe you’ve worked somewhere over a long period, beyond what most mortals could sustain. Even if the job was unglamorous, we'll be impressed by the hard work.
SIDE is aiming to make the world a better place. It would be wonderful if you are too. Tell us how or why or where!
You don’t have to consider yourself a writer. But we’ll pay close attention to your covering email. We’ll be looking for someone who communicates tightly, makes a connection and has a touch of flair.
As founders of SIDE, we are aware that a few chance encounters early in our career had a huge impact. Many people don’t get those chances, whatever their talents. We are trying to do a tiny bit to redress this imbalance. We are aware this is a fraught area… sorry if we get it wrong! This scheme is self-funded. If it doesn't work out, it is only our money we are wasting.
We've never attempted a scheme like this before but we have a history of nuturing digital talent.
We are happy for the job to be mainly remote, but we do like to work face-to-face from time-to-time. SIDE is based in West London.