Software Tester Apprentice

Level 4 Software Tester or Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions apprenticeship in accordance with Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education standards.

  • Office
  • Study location: Leeds Beckett University, Manchester Metropolitan University, QA Limited, Estio
  • Apply by: 12 March 2024

Do you have a passion for software 
development and a keen eye for detail? 

Would you like to achieve a Software Tester qualification whilst working in an exciting environmental company? 

We are seeking an Apprentice Software Tester to join our dynamic team and embark on an exciting journey in the world of software quality assurance. As a key member of our software development lifecycle, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with experienced developers and testers to ensure the highest standards of quality for our software products whilst building your technical skills and working towards a formal apprenticeship qualification. An apprenticeship is a fantastic alternative to a traditional campus-based programme, with the opportunity to earn a salary whilst still achieving a qualification. 

In this role, you will be part of a team responsible for thoroughly testing our software applications, identifying and documenting defects, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement improvements. Your analytical mindset, problem-solving skills, and proficiency in software testing methodologies will be invaluable as you contribute to the creation of robust and reliable software solutions. As an Apprentice Software Tester, you will receive mentorship and training to enhance your skills, making this position an ideal stepping stone for a successful career in software testing and quality assurance. If you’re eager to make a meaningful impact on software quality and grow as a professional in the field, we encourage you to apply and become a part of our innovative team.  

We have a wide range of clients including Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Network Rail, local authorities, utilities companies, international development banks, and international humanitarian organisations.  

Both permanent and fixed term roles are available. The roles would be well suited to those with a passion for quality assurance in and software development, those looking for a career change or just starting out on their career path. 

  • The apprenticeship

    Following completion of probation and successful apprenticeship enrolment, apprenticeships would start in Autumn 2024. Study will be undertaken in the form of day or block release with an apprenticeship training provider combined with supported workplace training, working to achieve either a Level 4 Software Tester or Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions apprenticeship.  

    More information about the Software apprenticeship courses can be found at the links below:

    Level 4 Software Tester

    Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions professional; Software Engineer

    Training provider course details

    To learn more about Apprenticeships with JBA, visit our Apprenticeships webpage here.   

  • Location

    This post will be based in our Skipton office. 

    JBA supports agile working which provides for greater flexibility with the way that we work. 

  • Entry requirements

    By 31 August 2024, you will need:

    • To be over the age of 18  
    • The right to live and work in the UK to qualify for funding 
    • At least 5 GCSEs or equivalent (Grades 9 to 4 (A* to C)) including Maths and English 

    Level 4 Software Tester will need: 

    • A Level 3 qualification such as A levels, NVQs, a BTEC or a Level 3 Apprenticeship 

    Level 6 BSc Digital and Technology Solutions professional will need: 

    • A minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points (equivalent to BCC at A-level). 

    Entry requirements for those currently in employment will be based on meeting funding eligibility and requirements of both the training provider and JBA Consulting. 

  • Who we’re looking for 

    The ideal candidate will: 

    • Demonstrate effective communication skills
    • Be able to work as part of a wider team
    • Be able to apply care and diligence to the execution of tasks and take pride in your work
    • Plan your time effectively to meet set goals 
    • Demonstrate a passion for working in coding and software development 
    • Have good interpersonal skills
    • Have a keen eye for detail
    • Have an ordered and structured approach to organising information and activities. 
How to apply

Please apply by completing a JBA apprenticeship application form by 12 March 2024.

Candidates successful in the first round of shortlisting will be invited to interview. Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing 15 April and 22 April 2024. 

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