Apprentice QA Engineer (Level 4 Software Tester Apprentice)

407, St. John Street, London, EC1V 4AD
£22,000.00 annually
07 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will I be doing?
  • Designing test strategies and test cases from requirements, design documents and specifications
  • Execution of test cases including functional and regression tests for both web applications and backend enterprise applications
  • Understanding and implementing coding standards in test automation
  • Show passion and drive to improve team processes by providing new ideas and solutions
  • Ad hoc tasks related to their role and the team with the opportunity to tailor the placement to any areas of interest/professional development objectives.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You'll be able to bring to the role:
  • Scripting and programming abilities in Java
  • Some knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of software development processes, information architecture, web development and associated technologies
  • Familiarity with automated testing and non-functional testing tools and techniques
  • Enthusiastic about digital, technology and the impact that technology has on how we work and communicate within the workplace.
  • Confidence using Microsoft Office programmes, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Confidence to spot and suggest opportunities.

We're always looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds, who can bring different perspectives, so you don't need to have had previous charity experience to apply. Cancer is something that impacts everyone and we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the audience we work with.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to manage a workload covering a wide range of projects across a team
  • Quick thinker, able to pre-empt and identify problems and carry out solutions quickly
  • Enthusiastic with the ability to be proactive, motivated and autonomous and to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good team player
  • Strong analytical skills

Desired qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C/4 or above including maths, English and either IT or Science.
  • Ideally, you will have either a minimum of two A levels (or equivalent) a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification or Level 3 BTEC

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

You will also have the following benefits:
  • 25 days annual leave a year plus public holidays and 1 CRUK day.
  • Working in an award winning team on exciting range of different projects.
  • Competitive pension scheme.
  • A brilliant learning and development environment.
  • A range of generous rewards and benefits via our Rewards platform everything from gym membership, cinema tickets to discounts on cars.
  • Every day we achieve exceptional things by being sharp, brave and united in our approach. If you think you can help us beat cancer sooner, apply right now!

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