Apprentice Software Tester

Hove, East Sussex
£18,600 per annum
10 Aug 2018
10 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer description

Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, at least 22 days’ (with potential to rise to 25 days) holiday, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us

We value inclusiveness and embrace difference, because we are certain that better business decisions and results come from a diverse set of views.

Our employees get involved directly in our communities with initiatives like Reading Mentors at local schools and team volunteering at Caring for Veterans. And any money raised by employees, or time spent volunteering outside work, will be matched by LGIM, making their contribution go even further.

Job Details:

Job overview

Your role will be to carry out Business Testing processes, which are consistent with the L&G Test Policy and Strategy, to ensure the quality and efficiency of testing.

Main responsibilities

  • Conduct test reviews (including Static testing) of Business Requirements, to identify any untestable business requirements
  • Input into the generation of appropriate Business Test coverage, led by the Test Analyst/Senior Testers/Test Managers
  • Perform Test scripting and execution as agreed in the Stage Test Plan
  • Raise defects and retesting defect fixes when deployed to the test environments
  • To ensure business requirements are satisfied
  • Provide effective updates and communication to Senior Testers/Test Managers and Business users to support the smooth delivery of the test activity (including Progress Reports, Defect Status etc.)
  • Comply with the agreed test methodology and standards to ensure good governance and record keeping in line with Legal & General test principles and commercial interests
  • Ensure all tests have our customer at their core and align with L&G’s commitment to treating customers fairly

Desired qualities

The applicant must be;

  • Self-disciplined, reliable and responsible
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong analytical and logical thinking
  • Someone with attention to detail
  • An enthusiastic learner
  • Someone with a genuine interest in System testing
  • Someone with knowledge of Microsoft Office

Desired qualification

  • 5 GCSES Grade A to C or 9-4
  • 2 A-levels (Maths or Computer Science) or equivalent study or experience grade A* to E or a similar qualification

Training provided

You will be enrolled onto the award-winning Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship programme for Software Tester (Level 4) for typically around 24 months.

You will achieve one internationally recognised vendor or professional qualification.

Knowledge Modules Vendor as follows:

  • Knowledge Module 1: Testing Tools (for Level 4 Software Tester Apprenticeship)
  • Knowledge Module 2: Testing Concepts (for Level 4 Software Tester Apprenticeship)

Professional Qualifications as follows:

  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing

Working week

Monday to Friday, 9am-5:30pm


£18,600 per annum

Important Information

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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