QA Engineer Apprentice VAC001174777
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The Egress Apprentice Program is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious individuals looking to take their first steps on a software-based IT Security career path.
Total hours per week: 37.50
Possible start date
25 Jul 2018
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
You will be responsible for assisting with the testing and support of our portfolio of encryption solutions.
Some of your duties and responsibilities in this role will include:
Helping to create and develop detailed test plan documentation based on project requirements
Developing automated test platforms from scratch
Logging and describing issues discovered during testing
Interacting with Software Developers to resolve issues discovered during testing
Interacting with clients to resolve issues encountered when working with third-party products
Creating real-world test environments from scratch
Developing and enhancing automated test platforms
Performing testing and quality assurance on the complete range of Egress Software solutions following stringent testing procedures
Assisting with software training and consultancy both internally and as required on customer site
Requirements and prospects
You will have an interest in Computing, Science or Maths and have a desire to learn the fundamentals of Quality Assurance and Testing.
You will possess a natural communication style and outstanding interpersonal skills. A demonstrable ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a wider team is essential.
Any exposure to the following technologies would be desirable:
MS SQL Server
ADAM / ADFS
VMWare Tools / ESXi
Experience with bug tracking and test management systems i.e Klaros / Redmine
The position would ideally suit a highly sociable and charismatic individual who is professional, well organised, and exhibits a keen eye for detail.
The ideal candidate will possess a natural communication style and have ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of technicians, in addition to the following:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A high level of initiative with ability to self-manage
A high aptitude for Problem Solving
An ability to change pace very quickly, and multi-task
5 GCSEs at grades A*- C or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)
If you impress us we would expect to offer you a permanent job on completion of your Apprenticeship.
Things to consider
This role is based in our Barnsley office, but you may be required to travel throughout the UK from time to time. From the 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.
About the employer
Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of cloud-based email and file encryption software, offering innovative on-demand data security to enable businesses to share confidential information with third parties via secure file transfer software.
EGRESS SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Full training in the company’s product portfolio will be provided to you.
Alongside being trained by your employer to help you with your specific job role, you will receive technical training from us here at Estio.
The Estio Training IT Apprenticeship programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.
Learners will receive 7-12 weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual assessment, and help and guidance from a dedicated trainer who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.
Training will potentially lead to industry-recognised qualifications including:
Software Tester Apprenticeship Standard
MTA Software Development Fundamentals
MTA Software Testing Fundamentals
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd
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