Software Tester Apprentice – Worcester

  • L4 Software Tester
  • Worcester

Dolphin

Level 4 Software Tester

Company: Dolphin

Full Address: Technology House, Blackpole Estate West, Worcester WR3 8TJ

Weekly Hours Worked: 37.5 per week

Salary: £6.50 per hour

Please contact Ava on Ava.Frankel@estio.co.uk or call 0203 834 2872

About the company:

The design and development of Dolphin products is led by assistive technology experts at our headquarters in Worcester, UK.

Founded in 1986, Dolphin is now a world leader in assistive technology for people who are partially sighted or blind.

To support our international community of users, Dolphin has offices in New Jersey, USA and Falköping, Sweden. We also have a global network of dealers who work closely with the UK team.

Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Software Tester Apprentice with Dolphin, a Software company based in Worcester.

Job Description:

Dolphin is a world leader in software for people who are blind, partially sighted and neurodiverse with a distribution channel in over forty countries. Our software makes a real difference to our customers, helping individuals to get online and connect with family and friends, helping students to fully engage and succeed in education and helping employees to excel in a variety of work settings. Working at Dolphin offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team.

Dolphin is seeking enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our Worcester-based testing team to assist with quality assurance, ensuring out customers have a consistent, high quality experience. An apprenticeship with Dolphin offers you the opportunity to develop your programming and software testing knowledge and grow to take on a widening variety of responsibilities as you progress. We want someone who is keen to be a part of our growth.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

What sort of work might you be doing?

Your role will be varied right from the start, growing in responsibility as you progress. Types of responsibilities you might be tasked with include:

  • Prepare and maintain test plans and test cases.
  • Carry out fault finding and troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
  • Report test coverage and provide feedback to developers and project teams.
  • Configure and maintain computer systems.
  • What experience do you need?
  • 5 GCSEs (Grades A-C in English and Mathematics).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products and operating systems.
  • Good troubleshooting knowledge of hardware and software issues.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology is desirable.

What sort of people are we looking for?

  • We are looking for people who are self-motivated, enthusiastic, and results driven.
  • You should seek responsibility, demonstrate effective decision-making skills and be comfortable working under your own initiative.
  • You will need to be organised and methodical in your approach to work, and able to concentrate on detail, with a high degree of quality control.
  • Communication and team working skills are essential.
  • Be keen to learn, share your ideas and support change.
  • Everyone at Dolphin is expected to work in the spirit of our ethos of inclusivity.

Qualifications:

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

Skills Required & Personal qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to react well to changing requirements with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a team and individually on own initiative.
  • Commitment to quality and thorough approach to work.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Proactive approach to own personal development.

Future prospects:

The role offers a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship depending on performance.

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: estio.co.uk/courses/software-tester

To apply for this job email your details to Ava.Frankel@estio.co.uk.

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