Do you feel that it’s time for a change in your career, but not sure who to talk to or where to start? The prospect of working in new roles or industries can be daunting, and the fear of the unknown is often enough to hold people back from seeking change.
At The Training Room, we are here to guide you in taking the plunge and progressing in your career, whether that’s a complete career change or specialist progression within your current field.
If you are interested in IT, and more specifically the World Wide Web, then continue reading as we discuss the role of and how to become a Web Developer.
What does it Take to Have a Career as a Web Developer?
If you want to become a Web Developer it’s important to know what’s involved in the role, the skills required to be a success and also the latest trends in the market.
What does a Web Developer do?
The role of a Web Developer involves creating and developing websites to support the aims and aspirations of organisations and their brands.
A mix of both technical and organisational skills are needed to ensure that your company’s (or your client’s) needs are met when developing their websites or apps.
A Web Developer includes many responsibilities and types of tasks, ranging from initial meetings, to understanding the aims and requirements for a project, to writing and coding the website itself. Other duties can include the fixing of any technical bugs and making further updates to the site to improve performance over time.
In more simple terms, a Web Developer does everything needed to create and improve their company’s or client's websites.
Being the go-to person for all things website-related means that a successful Web Developer will need interpersonal skills to clarify and understand what work is needed for any web project.
In terms of project delivery, the technical skills required include software programming as well as being adept at working with graphics. As more companies look to portray their brands in new and interesting ways, the best Web Developers will also spend time keeping updated with the latest technological changes that can be applied to websites.
Still interested? Now that you’ve established that Web Development could be an interesting role for you, it’s important to know what to expect in the job, from working hours to salary levels and prospects.
To help you in your research, there are a range of sources online, including National Careers Service to see typical job requirements, and job listing sites such as Monster to check the latest opportunities available in your desired location.
Getting the Skills to Become a Web Developer
For some, getting an entry level position in a business with training provided may be a suitable route, however without the right contacts it could be hard to find the opportunity to do so.
This is where The Training Room comes in!
We provide a number of IT related courses, including our Web Development course, that you can take online at a time and schedule that suits you. Not only will you have access to our learning tools, but you will also benefit from the advice of our expert tutors, who are on hand to guide you and answer any questions you may have whilst taking the course, and also benefit from up to 3 years’ career support.
To learn more about how to become a Web Developer, call our team of friendly advisors or send us your details on our Web Development courses page and we’ll be in touch with more information.
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