The EPIK competition involves designing a Web or Android application. The first stage is thinking of an idea for your app; what it will be called, what its function is etc, then writing a project proposal. The second is having a go at developing it yourself, with our support.
On offer is an apprenticeship opportunity with ionCube Ltd, a software company in Canterbury. There is also a £1000 cash prize fund. Young people are often unable to get jobs in I.T. due to lack of experience. This is your chance to prove your willingness to learn. Find out more about the apprenticeship opportunity.
You should be interested in, and ideally already have knowledge in the following areas:
Having your own domain and website/blog
A flare for web oriented graphic design
Experimenting with PHP, MySQL, Apache and Linux
Actively participating in technical forums
Projects that you may have the chance to work on dependent on your skills, aptitude and knowledge might be the following:
Creating online demonstrations and tutorials for our products
Developing content for a customer support knowledge base
First line support through our online helpdesk
Expanding our affiliates programme
Website and graphics design
Programming and system administration related projects
Ideally you will have or be expected to achieve A levels at grade B or higher in:
Science based topics, especially Computing/ICT
Work will be demanding but you will learn a lot with our support and guidance; if you are not prepared to work hard in both your coursework and with us, you should not apply!
Your CV should contain the following:
Qualifications, grades and a description of main coursework on each course
Hobbies and interests, particularly those related to computers, maths, programming, electronics, robotics, graphic design and the Internet
Details of any Science fair projects, Extra curricular activities and Clubs that you took part in, with a description of your contribution or involvement
URLs of any websites you have created, examples of scripts you have worked on, any digital artwork portfolio and top 3 forums you actively use and why
Age 16-24 years old, pay range starts at £400 a month with a rise to £600 after a satisfactory three month review.