IT Tester Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • Bishopton, Renfrewshire
  • £8.44 per hour

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  • Wages
    £8.44 p/h
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    QA Apprenticeships


Employer description:

Would you like to be part of a company that is transforming how our customers live and work? Part of a company that has record employee engagement and a company that is committed to social and environmental sustainability. Want to be part of something great, sound like you?

Manpower are a cutting-edge company dedicated to breathing new life into workplace IT through meticulous refurbishment processes. As a leader in asset up-cycling, we are committed to sustainability and reducing electronic waste.


They are now seeking an apprentice to work within their Erskine site. The apprentice will work within the Lifecycle Services Delivery Operation. Our facility is designed to refurbish and remarket preowned IT assets where possible or ethically recycle if no longer usable.

The successful candidate will form part of a compact, agile, and adaptive test team which has varied across the board from industry standard servers, third party computing to networking.


  • Performing Data Erasure by manufacturing resets to IT equipment to ensure all customer data is eradicated

  • Becoming a superuser in Linux Red Hat which they will use to test inbound enterprise material with custom scripts specific to stress test products including debugging

  • Problem solving by debugging inbound material which may have components removed or components in the incorrect position. If a script fails, understanding why it failed and take the correct steps to resolve the issue.

  • Working on various products including servers, storage and networking (using terminal software such as Putty & Power Term)

  • Using Microsoft Outlook and Teams to provide updates on products to wider parts of the business

  • Working within a small test team to achieve business metrics by measuring cycle time to see how many days customer orders are in test phase

Desirable skills:

  • Excellent attitude to work

  • Compliant timekeeping and attendance

  • Interest or experience in working with computer program languages

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Analytical learner and process driven


£17,550 per annum

Working hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm


  • 28 days holiday per year (pro rata)

  • Free onsite parking

  • Free tea/coffee/soft drinks

  • Free onsite gym

  • Onsite café bar

  • Branded workwear

  • Feel Good Friday (1st Friday of the month early finish 1.30 pm)

Future prospects:

90% of QA apprentices secure permanent employment after completing: this is 20% higher than the national average.

Important information:

This vocational apprenticeship comprehensively supports your specific job role with this particular employer.  Throughout your learning journey, you are fully supported by your dedicated QA skills coach and your mentor at work.  They ensure you settle in, help you develop all the skills you need to be successful in your job role and pass your assessments, and can provide one to one support.

Starting with insights into your current potential, they plan your growth in a programmatic way, close skills gaps with immersive training and ensure what you learn is applicable to what you do. They talk you through the specifics on the qualifications you gain and how they align in particular to your day to day role.

On completion, as well as the valuable work experience you have gained, you get a nationally recognised qualification at SCQF Level 6. 

If you are interested in starting your career and receiving a work based qualification at the same time APPLY NOW!

For more information about this vacancy please contact QA on 01793696141 (Ref ID: 248337)

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