Software Tester Apprentice with JBA

  • JBA Consulting
  • Skipton, North Yorkshire
  • £Competitive

We are seeking an Apprentice Software Tester to join our dynamic team and embark on an exciting journey in the world of software quality assurance. As a key member of our software development lifecycle, you'll have the opportunity to work closely with experienced developers and testers to ensure the highest standards of quality for our software products whilst building your technical skills and working towards a formal apprenticeship qualification. An apprenticeship is a fantastic alternative to a traditional campus-based programme, with the opportunity to earn a salary whilst still achieving ...

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246225
  • Wages
    Competitive
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    07/02/2024
  • Start Date
    02/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    18 Months

  • Location
    Skipton
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    IT
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 4
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Software tester (ST0129)
  • Employer
    JBA Consulting

Description

Who we are

JBA began in 1995 and have grown to be one of Europe’s leading specialists in environmental engineering and environmental management, with a strong track record of major studies for national governments and international bodies. Our Head Office in based in Skipton, with 21 offices in 9 countries around the world.

We have been independent and employee-owned for over two decades, allowing us the freedom to focus on innovation and our commitment to exceptional client service. Visit www.jbaconsulting.com to find out more about what we do.


In this role, you will be part of a team responsible for thoroughly testing our software applications, identifying and documenting defects, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement improvements. Your analytical mindset, problem-solving skills, and proficiency in software testing methodologies will be invaluable as you contribute to the creation of robust and reliable software solutions. As an Apprentice Software Tester, you will receive mentorship and training to enhance your skills, making this position an ideal stepping stone for a successful career in software testing and quality assurance. If you're eager to make a meaningful impact on software quality and grow as a professional in the field, we encourage you to apply and become a part of our innovative team.

We have a wide range of clients including Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Network Rail, local authorities, utilities companies, international development banks, and international humanitarian organisations.

Both permanent and fixed term roles are available. The roles would be well suited to those with a passion for quality assurance in and software development, those looking for a career change or just starting out on their career path.


The apprenticeship

Following completion of probation and successful apprenticeship enrolment, apprenticeships would start in Autumn 2024. Study will be undertaken in the form of day or block release with an apprenticeship training provider combined with supported workplace training, working to achieve a Level 4 Software Tester qualification.

More information about the Software apprenticeships can be found at the links below:

https://estio.co.uk/courses/software-tester/


What we offer

A competitive salary is available depending on qualifications and experience, together with a comprehensive benefits package. The JBA Group is an employee-owned company and staff qualify for profit share after a minimum length of service.

The JBA Group is committed to looking after the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff, and as such it offers an inclusive benefits package which includes Group Income Protection; a health cash plan; contributory pension scheme; and a competitive annual leave entitlement that increases with qualifying service.

We want our staff to reach their full potential and feel that their development is important to us. We have in place a structured training and development plan and every member of staff has an Individual Training Plan and mentor.

JBA is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community. All roles will be considered for part-time or flexible working, and we encourage applications from candidates who may be returning to work after a career break for any reason, or who are looking to change industry. We especially invite applications from potential candidates arriving into the UK from Ukraine, and we can provide where required support with improving your English language skills, help with relocation and mentoring for you and your family.


How to apply

Please apply by completing a JBA apprenticeship application form by 12 March 2024.

Candidates successful in the first round of shortlisting will be invited to interview. Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing 15 April and 22 April 2024.


For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 01133 500 333 (Ref ID: 246225)

  • demonstrate effective communication skills;
  • be able to work as part of a wider team;
  • be able to apply care and diligence to the execution of tasks and take pride in your work;
  • plan your time effectively to meet set goals;
  • demonstrate a passion for working in coding and software development;
  • have good interpersonal skills;
  • have a keen eye for detail;
  • have an ordered and structured approach to organising information and activities.


By 31st August 2024, You will need:

  • To be over 18
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • Minimum 5 GCSEs or Equivalent (Grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) Including Maths and English
  • A Level 3 qualification such as A Levels, NVQs, A BTEC or a L3 Apprenticeship

Estio is a leading provider of digital and technology apprenticeship programmes, offering a comprehensive apprenticeship course informed by industry expertise, and delivered remotely to ensure enough flexibility for your apprentice’s needs to be suited. Becoming a software testing apprentice could be the exciting first step in a brand new career.

For more information on the role, please contact Jennifer.Dewhirst@jbaconsulting.com

Note: JBA run a comprehensive Graduate Scheme and recent graduates interested in working for us should apply via that route.


Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

BPP have a dedicated team who support students with disabilities, learning difficulties, health conditions and wellbeing. Please contact us at apprenticeshipapplications@bpp.com if you have any queries or would like more details.

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