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.
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 Digital and Technology apprenticeships can be found at the links below:
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.