Software Tester Apprentice

Recruiter
Sigma Consulting Solutions Limited
Location
The Ropewalks, Newton Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6QJ
Salary
£12,000.00 - £14,000.00 annually
Posted
28 Oct 2019
Closes
28 Nov 2019
Ref
VAC001591515
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
December
Duration
Permanent
You will have strong organisational and communication skills, be comfortable prioritising your work and possess the ability to work on multiple tasks and client requirements, and at all times maintaining attention to detail and quality. You will have a specific interest in test methodologies in addition to being enthusiastic about current and emerging web and mobile technologies. In return, you will join a growing company, working as part of a supportive team in a highly collaborative environment and benefitting from an investment in training and professional development.
  • Working knowledge of the full software development life cycle
  • Experience testing web applications on PC, Mac, and mobile devices
  • Excellent people skills, teamwork and communication skills
  • Awareness of service desk models and software. Knowledge and/or experience of using Git / GitHub and their various workflow methodologies
  • Knowledge of web technologies and content management systems
  • Above all else, we are looking for someone that is passionate about quality and is looking to progress their career in software testing

Key responsibilities and attributes:
  • Part of the team providing 1st line support for all incoming support requests from Sigma clients and Sigma UK staff, ensuring all requests are logged, triaged, responded to, and then managed through to resolution, including testing activities prior to release back to the client
  • Creation and execution of test scripts
  • Identifying and creating quality defects and documentation of testing activities
  • Providing ongoing support to the service desk team around client defects and changes
  • Help support test requirements on small projects and deliverables
  • Support test requirements on larger projects and deliverables
  • Ability to learn quickly in a rapid-paced environment
  • Strong desire to learn new technologies


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge on coding
  • Basic understanding of a wide range of hardware (printers, laptops, monitors, cabling etc) and some basic software
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Strong assessment skills
  • A passion for providing excellent customer services at all times
  • Strong communication skills with people at varying levels


Personal qualities

  • Team Player
  • Ability to learn and adapt very quickly


Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and maths).

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Things to consider

Benefits:

Sigma provides a comprehensive employee benefit package to look after the health and wellbeing of all our staff. These include:
  • Comprehensive training plan, with the opportunity to further enhance your technical skills and professional development
  • Paid Holiday - 28 days plus public holidays
  • Long service recognition with increased paid holiday after 5 years' service, up to a maximum of 33 days paid holiday plus public holidays
  • Paid sick leave - up to 20 days in any 12-month period
  • Flexi time
  • Flexible holiday scheme - buy or sell back of up to 5 days leave - Flexible working policy
  • Life assurance (3 x salary) - eligible upon employment
  • Income protection insurance (after 13 weeks absence) - eligible upon employment - Package includes a Work-Life Assistance 24 x 7 EAP and counselling service
  • Auto-enrolled Group Personal Pension scheme - enrolment after 3 month's service
  • Private medical insurance, to include dental insurance - eligible upon completion of probation
  • Domestic and overseas business travel insurance
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

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

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