Kickstart - Junior Digital Designer

Job details
Posting date: 04 October 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 October 2021
Location: London, W1H6BS
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000310119

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

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Support on design projects in response to the brief to establish the proposed
solution and design, this will be done in conjunction with experienced designers and the candidate will be fully supported and trained.

Collaborate with the rest of the design team and wider development team to define and implement innovative solutions for the project direction, visuals and experience.

Be involved in all visual design stages from wireframe & concepts to final hand over to development – gaining a wide experience and skills.

Learn how to review & feedback on builds from a design perspective to ensure they match the original proposed designs.

Learn how to create wireframes, design prototypes, user flows, process flows and mock ups to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.

Learn about design guidelines, best practices and standards.

Assist in creation of sales material for pitches with business development team.

Able to use the standard design and prototyping software (Including Sketch, Adobe CC suite, Invision or any similar / competing products)

Strong verbal and written skills to explain design decisions and approach

Ability to rapidly plan, design and prototype design approaches

University experience in mobile application design is an advantage but not needed, similar experience in web design is appropriate

Graduate in digital design or educated to equivalent standard.

Office hours, to be agreed.


Westminster Council will require all Kickstarters to enrol in an employability programme delivered throughout the 6 month placement by Westminster Adult Education Service, both remotely and in person. It focusses on developing self-confidence, communication, and teamwork skills, plus how to be successful in applying for and securing long term employment. It will include:

4 Day Induction Programme
Covering areas e.g:
Code of Conduct – attendance/punctuality/dress code, travel, sickness, reporting
H&S in the Workplace
Career Planning and Personalised Learning Plans
Working as part of a team
Communication in the workplace (expectations)
Mid-Point Review (1 day)
Skills development and learnings to date
Update personalised learning plan
Identify skills gaps and support
Progress Review (1 day)
CV and interviews
Looking for long term work
1-2-1 personal careers / progression advice from the council's employment service
Optional Value-Added Training (to be conducted and completed over the placement)
English and maths development to gain qualifications (E3-L2)
Essential Digital Skills training and qualifications (E3/L1)
Customer Service Training/Qualification

Day to day guidance, training and supervision will be delivered by the line manager, plus monthly progress reviews with the individual.

Westminster employment coaches will also provide:
In work support checking-in with the young people to discuss and help resolve any issues they may be having.

Gateway employers will conduct an exit interview with their Kickstarters which will assess their experience and provide a reference that captures performance, attendance record and any skills or competencies gained.

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