Software Test Analyst Apprentice

Recruiter
WESSEX WATER SERVICES LIMITED
Location
Wessex Water Operations Centre, Claverton Down Road, Claverton Down, BA2 7WW
Salary
£14,000.00 annually
Posted
23 Dec 2020
Closes
18 Jan 2021
Ref
VAC1000009358
Specialism
IT
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
February
Duration
Permanent
What will the apprentice be doing?

You'll eventually be designing, writing and executing your own tests to prove software applications are working. You'll be involved with weekly project, daily stand ups and defect review meetings. You'll input into these meetings, sharing information and insights on your work. In turn, developing confidence sharing and gaining information.

You'll work closely with our test analysts and test leads in Kuala Lumpur, where you'll start to collaborate on projects that help support our business.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

During your apprenticeship you will complete the Level 4 (HNC equivaalent) "software tester" programme. This is delivered by Gloucestershire College via a series of week block releases.

You will also complete the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level. This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right apprentice there will be the prospect of a long term, full time role at the end of the apprenticeship. If you are excelling in performance, then you will be able to move into this role in the final 10 months of your fixed term contract, as an 'apprentice improver'.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental

Qualifications

A Level or equivalent IT Field (Grade C) Essential
BTEC or equivalent IT Field (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

You will have to travel to Gloucester to study during the block release weeks. We will help with travel costs be that train or car.

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