10 - July - 2018

Ixis Apprentice Lands Big Chip Award

Post by Drew J
Ixis Service

We’re delighted to announce that Ixis apprentice Josh Woods won the Little Chip Placement / Apprentice Award at last week’s Big Chip Awards in Manchester.

Josh had been shortlisted for his software development project “Samurai”, which he completed during his apprenticeship with the company.

The “Samurai” project involved an application developed by Josh that has helped to automate elements of the process associated with managing the Drupal security updates across the range of sites Ixis supports.

Instead of taking a significant amount of support team resource, the process of securing sites now takes one person less than half the time, allowing for greater focus on other elements of the support function.

Josh Big Chip Award

Josh has brought a great amount of innovation and forward thinking to this role at Ixis.

Mike Carter
Director at Ixis

"The development work behind the “Samurai” project has had a significant impact on our business and in turn, the service we are able to deliver to our clients and so it’s fantastic to see this recognised externally too." Mike Carter - Director at Ixis

In addition to his Big Chip success, Josh has also recently achieved the status of an Acquia Certified Developer in Drupal 8.

He will now continue his apprenticeship studies as he works towards his Level 4 Software Developer Qualification, which is being supported by Happy Apprentices.

Winning a Big Chip award has been a big highlight of my time at Ixis so far.

I’ve found the apprentice route to be a great way into the web development sector and I’m really looking forward to continuing my work towards the Level 4 qualification.

Joshua Stevenson-Woods
Developer at Ixis

"It’s great to be able to combine learning with practical implementations, such as the software development associated with the “Samurai” application." Joshua Stevenson-Woods - Developer at Ixis

Drew J

Digital Marketer

Digital Marketing Apprentice here at Ixis. I am responsible for all of the Ixis social media channels, often the writer of blog posts and forever trying to wrap my head around SEO.

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