• 118 Cronk Liauyr, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 5LL
  • Mobile: 07449827038/07624402344
  • Email: info@alexhollingsworth.co.uk
  • Website: www.alexhollingsworth.co.uk
  • Alex James Hollingsworth

    Personal Experience Recently graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Computing, I am an enthusiastic and ambitious individual looking to build upon my experience as a Web Developer. Working well on my own initiative, I am resourceful, quick to grasp new ideas and have an eagerness to learn new skills. Possessing excellent interpersonal skills, I enjoy leading as well as being part of a team. My previous work experience demonstrates that I thrive working under pressure, which ensures I can meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining high standards.
    Experience

    Freelance web developer (April 2014 – Current)
    Using my initiative to seek out clients, I create tailor made websites either through the development of bespoke systems or the use of Content Management Systems. Collaborating with clients has allowed me to identify various website needs, develop a functional design and implement bespoke solutions based on the nature of the clients business. Additional services are also provided to give clients a full website package, including domain name registration, hosting, Google analytics and email addresses.

    Mannmade Group (April 2014 - Current)
    Designing and building a cutting-edge website for a multi-national company, provided me with insight into how to develop an integrated, fully responsive web application across diverse mobile platforms.

    Key achievements:
    • Being project lead, I was the driving force behind rejuvenating the website in order to optimise Mannmade Group’s online presence
    • Main point of contact, successfully liaising, coordinating and consolidating ideas and inputs
    • Responsible for training the IT team on how to operate the Content Management System to perform updates
    Responsibilities
    • Designing the website to fit the business brand and its needs
    • Migrating the website onto the company server and ensuring the process was completed by the deadline
    • Completing various necessary testing including; cross browser compatibility, speed tests, testing on multiple devices, search engine optimisation
    • Performing content updates for the continuously evolving business

    Student Ambassador at Leeds Beckett University (September 2012 - June 2016)
    Working at and organising a variety of events with students aged 4-18 years old, I delivered workshops/presentations and provided encouragement to help teach and support students with their career development. I was also involved with open days and UCAS fairs, marketing and promoting Leeds Beckett by speaking to potential students about the university and my course.

    IT Officer for Leeds Beckett Sub-Aqua club (April 2013 – April 2015)
    During my two years in this role, I was responsible for dealing with all club related IT operations and email enquires. I produced and maintained the club website which was the first point of call for all club information and activities. I devised an online sign up system to recruit new members, which improved club awareness and accessibility.

    Home Strategic (June 2014 – July 2014)
    Completed a summer internship where I was solely responsible for creating the Dream Catcher Appeal website based on their rebrand.

    Key Technical Skills
    HTML5 jQuery Adobe Illustrator
    CSS3 Website Architecture Adobe Photoshop
    JavaScript Responsive Design Search Engine Optimisation
    PHP Oracle Apex Content Management Systems
    MySQLi SQL/PSQL Microsoft Programs
    AJAX Google Analytics User Interface Design
    Portfolio
    www.alexhollingsworth.co.uk www.dreamcatcherappeal.im www.liquidframing.com www.mpehk.net racing.alexhollingsworth.co.uk
    www.mannmadegroup.com www.racethesun.net www.prestbell.co.uk www.nurserygrove.com attractions.alexhollingsworth.co.uk
    Education Leeds Beckett University (2012-2016)
    • I have achieved a First Class Honours degree in BSc (Hons) Computing, affiliated with The Chartered Institute for IT (bsc).
      Key Modules: Advanced Internet Development, Internet Systems Development, Databases, Networking & IT system strategy.
    • I am currently completing an Advanced Professional Diploma in Web Applications development.
      Key Modules: Design, Patterns & Frameworks and Responsive Design.
    Ballakermeen High School (2005-2012)
    • A-Levels: Business Studies (A), ICT (C) & Photography (C)
    • 8 GSCEs including ICT (A*), Business Studies (A*), Mathematics (B), English (B), History (B), German (C)
    • Reached national final of ICAEW charted accounting competition BASE, winning most organised team through our use of innovation with technology.
    Extra Curricular Activities
    • Motorbike racing is my passion. I love the speed, the adrenaline and the excitement of making split second decisions that can win or lose a race. Motorbike racing forces me to push myself to take bigger risks for a higher reward. I was the 2012 Isle of Man Pitbike champion and still hold the current lap record.
    • I am an active member of the university British Sub-Aqua Club. Having qualified as a Sports Diver, I am now undertaking the BSAC Dive Leader training where I will be responsible for groups of divers physical and psychological needs underwater.
    • I also enjoy exercising and keeping fit as it allows me to push my body and mind to reach new goals. Enduring long exercises requires focus and a willingness not to give up but to work hard to achieve targets I regularly go to the gym and attend several fitness classes to improve my physical stamina.
    Skills and Achievements
    • Full clean driving license
    • Asdan Qualification – Widening Participation Student Ambassador
    References
    Dina Hill
    Mannmade Group
    19/21 Circular Road
    Douglas
    Isle of Man
    Email: dina.hill@mannmadegroup.com
    Sylvia Coates
    Widening Participation Officer
    Bronte 204
    Headingley Campus
    Leeds Beckett University
    Leeds
    Email: S.G.Coates@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
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