14/06/2018 3aaa Belper DE56 1AR

Apprentice Quality Assurance Engineer VAC001412267

  • Sector: i t telecoms
  • Location: Belper
  • Salary: 11.700 - 13.650
  • Level: 3
  • Reference: VAC001412267
Apprentice Quality Assurance Engineer

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The Quality Assurance Team is responsible for the testing of Chevin Fleet Solutions products with the aim of ensuring quality through reliability, usability and the identification of risk. The Apprentice Quality Assurance Engineer executes manual and automated testing throughout the development cycle and during periodic releases.

Apprenticeship summary
Annual wage
£11,700.00 – £13,650.00

Working week
Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration
13 months

Possible start date
26 Jun 2018

Apprenticeship level
Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

2 available

To allow for a successful application release, the QA Team needs to adhere to the agreed workflow, and therefore the main tasks associated with QA policies and procedures as identified below:

Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures
Be mindful of improvements to policies and procedures to ensure streamlining, clarity and coverage are optimal
Perform and Manage Testing throughout the Development Lifecycle:

To allow for a successful application, release testing must be prepared and performed to a high standard, therefore the main tasks associated with test performance and management as identified below:

Assist in the review of requirements specifications and technical design documents in order to provide timely and meaningful feedback
Assist in the creation of detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans, test cases and other relevant test documentation as required
Utilise both manual and automation testing where considered appropriate
Assist in the estimation, prioritisation, planning and co-ordination of testing activities
Thoroughly and accurately apply the test cases to the application under test, recording the results correctly
Learn to generate clear and concise bug reports, track functionality and problems as they are addressed including retesting when required
Assist in managing the test cycle successfully to ensure inclusion of all relevant issues and applying testing at the relevant level of detail
Assist in providing detailed status information for projects regarding test progress, test coverage, level of risk and suitability for release
All other duties relating to the successful control and management of the development lifecycle of a project
Quality Assurance Team Participation:

The main focus of this element is to ensure a culture of team working within the company by demonstrating good team membership and by carrying out the tasks as identified below:

Learn to take ownership of own workload whilst being aware of the workload of colleagues in other areas of the business
Learn to provide QA expertise and guidance for less experienced members of the QA Team and for other teams within the company when required
Learn how to investigate issues reported outside the QA Team and provide feedback, ensuring details are logged and included in future development where appropriate
Learn to generate and manage test data in order to cover test cases where appropriate

This company is a global organisation and as such, there is a requirement for the Apprentice QA Engineer to undertake the delivery of support at sites other than the main place of work, including those overseas. The company will work closely with the Apprentice QA Engineer to ensure they have sufficient support whilst on client sites, especially when they are overseas.

Unsociable hours:

Due to the requirement for travel both in the UK and overseas, the Apprentice QA Engineer is expected to be able to work unsociable and/or additional hours on occasions.

Other duties:

The Apprentice QA Engineer is part of the QA Team and as such must ensure all functions within the job description are carried out on a daily, weekly or as and when required basis. The job description is a non-exhaustive compilation of duties carried out by the Apprentice QA Engineer and other tasks appropriate to the Apprentice QA Engineer’s skills and experience may be required from time to time.

Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
An interest in software testing
Educated to A Level (or equivalent) would be an advantage
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to develop good working relationships quickly
Excellent attention to detail
Strong time management skills
Personal qualities
Able to work as part of a team and independently
Positive attitude
Desired qualifications
A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above including maths, English and ICT (or equivalents).

Future prospects
Full time role and further progression for the right candidate.

Things to consider
The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour as of 1st of April 2018. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds; £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.83 for those over 25.
It is highly important that you do not contact the employer directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy.

Please note this job may expire before the stated date if a suitable applicant is appointed.

If you hold a full UK driver licence or are currently in the process of learning to drive, please declare this upon submitting your application – desirable.

About the employer
Established in 1990 in a small Derbyshire town in the heart of England, Chevin has grown to become the leading global provider of dedicated Fleet Management Software. Our software is now used in over 180 countries around the world. With offices situated across the globe, no matter where you are located, we’re here to help.

Chevin Fleet Solutions

The Old School House

Chapel Street


DE56 1AR
Training provider
Throughout the duration of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend your local academy for 16 days of training
The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your employer
You will work towards a Level 3, Software Development Technician Apprenticeship
The qualification will consist of:

Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (if applicable)
Knowledge Module 1 – Software Development Methodologies Part 1 (introduction)
Knowledge Module 2 – Programming Part 1 (introduction)
Knowledge Module 1 – Software Development Methodologies Part 2 (plus exam)
Knowledge Module 2 – Programming Part 2 (plus exam)
On completion of this apprenticeship, you will be awarded BCS accredited Knowledge Modules covering the following topics: Software Development Context, Methodologies and Programming. You will also be eligible to apply for entry onto the register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA L3 Professional Competence.

Knowledge Modules are specified by the British Computer Society (BCS).

Training provider

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ASPIRE ACHIEVE ADVANCE LIMITED

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