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Software Tester Apprentice

70 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5BG
£10,000.00 - £12,000.00 annually
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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The Technology and Development Team are responsible for the successful ongoing development of our solutions, ensuring that they meet required security standards and technology protocols and offer clients the highest quality of user experience, service availability and security.

The Technical and Development Team supports the development and ongoing support of our solutions through the provision of system and web development, support and maintenance and internal information technology and communication services.

The Software Tester will be responsible for the successful end to end testing of our solutions prior to deployment into production environments. They will also be responsible for investigating bugs, issues and problems that may be identified in the production environments.

Key Responsibilities

The Software Tester is required to undertake the following responsibilities as part of their day to day activities:
  • Robust testing of systems prior to implementation in accordance with testing and acceptance methodologies as may be required
  • To produce technical procedures and documentation for the applications including user guides
  • To develop and maintain test scripts in accordance with testing and acceptance methodologies
  • To investigate and reproduce bugs, issues and problems that may be identified and manage the corrections of these through to resolution
  • To undertake other testing or technology related tasks as may be reasonably required
  • Test and ensure the quality and resilience of all software delivered by the Development Team using structured processes and methodologies
  • To test work as it is being developed by the team, and also validate new versions of the software from both an end user perspective, and from a performance perspective for deployment within our hosted environments

General Responsibilities

In addition to the key role responsibilities outlined above, all staff are required to undertake the following responsibilities in adherence with company policies:
  • Be an ambassador for the company at all times
  • Maintain a high quality of communications internally and externally
  • Carry out any reasonable job-related task requested
  • Implement and act in accordance with companies information security policies
  • Protect assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference
  • Execute responsibilities in line with security processes or policies
  • Report security events or potential events or other security risks to the organisation
  • Adherence at all times to confidentiality clauses set out in employment contract particularly with regards to the handling of sensitive data and information
  • Attend training courses provided by the company and maintain awareness and adherence to company policies and processes
  • Adhere to all company policies included within the Employee Handbook in particular the Code of Business Ethics, the Equality and Diversity Policy, the Health & Safety Policy, Internet and Email Policy and other asset related policies

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Persuades, influences and listens to other, using reason and co-operation to reach agreement
  • Interpersonal, written, communication and organizational skills are required to interact with customers and peers
  • Communicates and receives ideas, views and information to achieve understanding
  • Gathers and analyses information from a range of sources to identify problems and issues in order to make effective decisions
  • Supports team members and builds relationships to achieve common goals'
  • Is consistently motivated, committed and able to perform duties in all situations
  • Strong general IT skills
  • Working knowledge of Office suite of applications (word and excel in particular)
  • Well presented, articulate and confident with strong inter-personal skills

Personal qualities

  • Sound time management and prioritisation
  • Ability to work as part of a team and able to accommodate different personalities and skills within that team
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

  • 23 days holiday plus BH
  • All employees have access to Perkbox which includes; 24 hour employee assistance, discounted gym memberships, free cinema tickets etc.
  • We are also signed up to Perkbox Medical which allows employees to have free online GP appointments via video call

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):
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