Software Tester Apprentice

Recruiter
University of Cambridge
Location
7, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
Salary
£16,146.00 annually
Posted
12 Mar 2019
Closes
08 May 2019
Ref
VAC001511634
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
May
Duration
Permanent
The University Information Services provides central Information Technology services for both the academic and administrative activities of the University of Cambridge.

We are looking for an apprentice to join our Software Testing division who provide an objective, independent view of the software to allow the organisation to appreciate and understand the risks of software implementation.

Test techniques include the process of executing a program or application with the intent of finding software bugs (errors or other defects), and verifying that the software product is fit for use.

This role is perfect for those who are early into their career and have a passion and genuine enthusiasm for starting a career in IT with a focus in networking.

Throughout the apprenticeship you will be trained to work and learn:
  • Software testing and development principles and techniques
  • Using and configuring software testing tools and packages
  • Preparing and carrying out tests
  • Including designing test strategies, plans, procedures and scripts, recording and reporting test results
  • Including identifying, prioritising and correcting issues
  • Testing a range of software applications using different types of testing
  • Softwaretesting and security practices
  • Standards and legislation
  • Logical and creative thinking and analytical and problem solving skills

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a leading European software testing team and award winning development team, working for one of the most prestigious and historic organisations in the world.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A strong willingness to learn and an ability to work under pressure
  • This includes team work using initiative and accuracy
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good communications skills


Personal qualities

  • A motivated individual
  • A positive work attitude
  • Quick learner
  • Smart appearance


Desired qualifications

The role requires an A-Level/NVQ Level 3 vocational qualification, or equivalent, and at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) of grades A*-C (or new grading of 9-4) including English, maths, and either science or IT.

Future prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you may be offered a permanent contract dependant on the needs of the business ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation.

Things to consider

Please quote reference VC18333 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mark Galvin, mark.galvin@uis.cam.ac.uk

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