What will the apprentice be doing?
The primary role of a Software Tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Testers typically design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure that software is fit for purpose. They document and report the results of testing activities. They have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and software development practices.
Example of tasks undertaken:
Learn testing methodology and processes.
Performing tests using existing manual test cases.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This apprenticeship will provide you with a Level 4 Software Tester apprenticeship standard with training in areas such as:
Software Development Fundamentals
Testing Tools (Part 1)
Testing Tools (Part 2)
Testing Concepts (Part 1)
Testing Concepts (Part 2)
Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Full-time employment with Metricell Ltd is potentially on offer once the apprenticeship is complete, but this is ultimately at the discretion of Metricell Ltd so therefore rests with the employer
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential