Software Tester Apprentice

E X L London
St Clare House 30 33, Minories, London, EC3N 1DD
£15,000.00 - £20,000.00 annually
25 Apr 2019
24 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Our client is a leading operations management and analytics company. The company offers insurance, banking, financial services, utilities, healthcare, travel, transportation and logistics services. It has more than 29,000+ professionals in locations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia andSouth Africa. They work as one committed team, with one overarching goal: to give their clients the power to transform—to move from playing catch-up to leading the pack.

LISS provides the back-end policy administration system for this client, whose protection business spans all types of term product, critical illness and income protection. The individual will:
  • Play a full role as Test Analyst in a small on site LISS team providing testing and support for the client's agile environment.
  • Conduct manual test execution.
  • Produce scripting and documentation in support of testing.
  • Provide user training (and supporting documentation)
  • Raising and progressing defects
  • Analyse issues reported by users.
  • Liaise with LISS developers and the client's business users in the definition and delivery of projects.
  • Conduct release testing
  • Report to and liaise with the team leader responsible for current assignment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Independent skills
  • Team work skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Self-Motivated
  • Demonstrable skills in testing.
  • Demonstrable good database skills in Oracle or MS SQL.
  • A strong analytical aptitude and the ability to understand and manage complex concepts
  • Knowledge of Jira and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the Life & Pension industry (preferably gained in the UK) is essential.

Personal qualities

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Mature attitude, calm person
  • A willingness to learn new skills and adapt to new technologies.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment, and able to both anticipate and react new trends in the insurance market.
  • Experience of working with various development approaches e.g. Waterfall, Agile etc
  • Experience gained from working on projects involving Straight Through Processing, Web Front Ends and any other digital platform projects in the UK Life and Pensions Sector

Desired qualifications

To be a Software Tester Apprentice you will need to be a tech enthusiast with 5 GCSEs (ideally A* - C) including Maths and English.

Future prospects

Tech and digital professionals in London earn an average salary of £52,500 per year, so this Apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and profitable career.


Over 90% of our Apprentices move on to permanent full time employment in the tech industry. There are also opportunities to extend your training with a higher level Apprenticeship programme. Just IT have already helped over 1000 people kick-start their tech and digital careers with an Apprenticeship.

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