I am a prospective learner

looking to become an apprentice.

Learner enquire

I am an employer

looking to upskill or enrol people to my team using apprenticeships.

Employer enquire

    Discuss your apprenticeship training needs

    Simply complete the form below and we'll contact you

    First Name

    Last Name

    Company Name

    Email Address

    Phone Number

    Your Information

    The information you provide will be processed in accordance with Estio's Privacy Policy which you can find at We will use your contact details to get in touch with you about this enquiry. Additionally, you can choose to receive marketing information from Estio. Please use the checkboxes below to let us know if you are happy to receive these communications.

    You can opt out of marketing at any time by using the Unsubscribe link on future emails.

      Discuss your apprenticeship training needs

      Simply complete the form below and we'll contact you

      First Name

      Last Name

      Email Address

      Phone Number


      Your Information

      The information you provide will be processed in accordance with Estio's Privacy Policy which you can find at

      Software Tester Apprentice – Fareham, Hampshire

      • L4 Software Tester
      • Hampshire

      LYNQ Ltd

      Level 4 Software Tester

      Company: LYNQ Ltd

      Full Address: 8 Barnes Wallis Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 5TU

      Weekly Hours Worked: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00

      Salary: £16,000 per annum

      Please contact Jess on or call 01133 500 333

      About the company:

      Since 2008, LYNQ has been commercially involved in the design, development, and deployment of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software for manufacturing enterprises all over the world. Headquartered in the UK with offices and personnel in Australia, France, India, Poland, Portugal, Turkey and New Zealand, the company has established itself as a leader and provider of state-of-the-art solutions for manufacturing businesses.

      Brief job description:

      Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Software Tester with LYNQ Ltd, a Technology company based in Hampshire.

      Job Description:

      We are looking for Engineering apprentices who have an enthusiasm and genuine passion for Computing and Technology.  Working alongside the Test Manager, this is a great opportunity for you to continue your technology journey and become a brilliant software tester.  You will be involved in the Quality Assurance stage of our software development process, ensuring software is reliable, fit-for-purpose and effective through a range of tasks and projects.  You will be mentored and supported throughout your apprenticeship and will have opportunities to further your career with the company upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

      Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

      • Develop and maintain knowledge of the applications under test.
      • Design and prepare test plans and test scripts and conduct testing as appropriate.
      • Liaise with stakeholders to expand test scenarios.
      • Ensure all tests are to the appropriate standard, documented and reviewed prior to execution.
      • Carry out exploratory, functional, non-functional, integration, performance, stress, usability, acceptance, regression and compatibility testing, documenting test results in the test management software.
      • Ensure that all testing defects are logged in the defect management software.
      • Maintain dedicated test environments to support test activities.
      • Assist the support teams with client issues.
      • Assist in the maintenance and development of educational content, provided to customers and partners via the support portal. Including what’s new articles, knowledgebase articles, product guides and whitepapers.


      • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)

      Skills Required:

      • Good communication skills
      • Confident in their own technical abilities
      • Eager to learn
      • A professional work manner

      Personal qualities:

      • Good work ethic
      • Able to communicate and put forward ideas
      • Able to ask for help when required
      • Team player
      • Mature nature
      • Time management


      • Hybrid/ remote working
      • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
      • Paid charity days offs + paid jury service
      • Contractual sick leave
      • Employee assistance programme
      • Career training and development (including company funded Role based Certifications)
      • Company events

      Future prospects:

      The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

      Training to be provided:

      Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

      Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

      Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Software Tester, with training in how to:

      • Ensure that the software used within your business operates as intended.
      • Design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure your software is fit for purpose.
      • Collect and interpret the results of testing and make appropriate recommendations.
      • Understand the software lifecycle and apply software development practices.
      • Document and report test results.
      • Store, manage and share test data in a secure manner.

      For a full list of programme modules visit:

      To apply for this job email your details to