Apprentice Software Tester (an Arch apprenticeship)

Recruiter
Wattle Solutions Ltd
Location
Here, Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AP
Salary
£14,000.00 annually
Posted
03 Jul 2019
Closes
16 Sep 2019
Ref
VAC001552901
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
We have an experienced, in-house QA who will act as a mentor - providing frameworks and practicalguidance in conjunction with the official apprenticeship scheme: ISTQB Certified Tester at Foundation Level.
What will you 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 D365 back-office enterprise applications
  • Understanding and implementing coding standards in test automation - utilising selenium-based testing tools
  • 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

  • Knowledge of software development processes, information architecture, web development and associated technologies
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with CRM or CMS systems
  • Familiarity with automated testing and non-functional testing tools and techniques
  • Confidence using Microsoft Office programmes, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic about digital, technology and the impact that technology has on how our clients operate in their relevant sectors
  • Ability to manage a workload covering a wide range of projects across multiple teams
  • Quick thinker, able to pre-empt and identify problems and carry out solutions quickly
  • Enthusiastic with the ability to be proactive, motivated and autonomous
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good team player who is interested in collaborative working
  • Passion and drive to improve team processes by providing new ideas and solutions


Desired qualifications

Aminimumof5GCSEs(orequivalent)atgrade 4/CoraboveincludingEnglish andmaths.

Future prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your apprenticeship scheme, 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. We are looking for a long-term team player as opposed to an 18-month apprentice! The right candidate will have this in mind as their end goal.

Things to consider

Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself:
  • Do I live close enough to Bristolthat I could commute there and back every day?
  • Do I meet the qualifications required for this role?
  • Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months?
  • Do I want to work in the software testingindustry and have I researched into it?

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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