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UX Designer Apprentice

News UK
Apprenticeship
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On-site
London
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UK 🇬🇧
April 1, 2024

Job Title: Apprentice UX Designer, Tech Innovation

Reporting to: Head of UXD,  Innovation

Department: Technology

Location: London Bridge

Start Date: June 2024

Length: 2 year FTC


Closing Date: Thursday 11th April 2024

Role & Responsibilities

The tech innovation team is a lean cross functional team responsible for early engagement with the business to help shape new ideas / products / technologies and to test feasibility and identify technical scope for proposed initiatives. The team works on discovery phase to business case, scoping and outlining requirements, then handing off to existing or new teams to take forward.

The design team utilise design thinking best practices to ensure solutions are considered and that concepts, PoCs and products are as effective as possible.

As a UX apprentice, you will report to the Head of UX & Design, your role will involve learning and developing an understanding of UX methodologies by working closely with team members to learn and understand the key processes and responsibilities across UX & UI design and user research to enable you to grow into a multidisciplinary UX designer.

You’ll have a passion for Design and be curious as to why digital products are designed in the way they are. You’ll be hands-on and willing to work in a fast paced, ever-moving environment and you’ll keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in technology and become acutely aware of new practices in UX, design and innovation.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively learn and develop core skillsets within UX Design and Research
  • Assist in generating creative proposals and innovative solutions to design challenges.
  • Develop a deep understanding of News UK's digital products.
  • Familiarise yourself with our customer base, including current and potential users, demographics, and user personas.
  • Apply user-centered design principles to address complex design problems and propose effective design concepts.
  • A curious approach to problem solving
  • Actively participate in ideation sessions to ensure user needs are met.
  • Engage in workshops and design sprints to enhance collaborative skills.
  • Stay updated on the latest trends and developments in UX and design.

Skills to develop:

  • Design and UX methodologies
  • Ideation skills and ability to conceptualise ideas.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Show a willingness to learn new skills, set goals and develop as a UX designer.
  • Familiarity with news and publishing, or a keen interest, would be advantageous.

People:

  • Strive to be an example of an apprentice UX designer, contributing to the team's growth and development.
  • Work collaboratively in a small cross functional team
  • Be receptive and open to continuous learning and improvement.

Application Process

Online Application > Video Interview > Assessment Centre

At News UK we encourage every individual's potential, therefore rather than looking for specific experience we are looking for enthusiasm and drive.

As part of the online application process, we would like you to provide answers to our application questions:

  • Tell us about yourself and why you have applied for this apprenticeship?
  • What 3 skills do you think you need to have to be successful in the role? Using one, please give an example of when you have used this skill.
  • When approaching a new design project, where do you typically seek inspiration, and why do you find this effective for your creative process?

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