Apprenticeship vacancy

Level 4 Software Tester

Job Title: Software Testing Apprentice

Employer: Qualitest

Full Address: Unit 3, Westpoint Row, Great Park Rd, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 4QG

Weekly Hours worked: 40 hours

Salary: £16,000 per annum

Please contact Tom at or call 01133 500 333

About the company:

Qualitest is the biggest independent Software Testing consultancy in the world. We have over 20 years’ experience delivering cutting edge projects to some of the largest companies globally.

Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Software Testing Apprentice with Qualitest, a Software Testing consultancy based in, Bristol, London and Preston.

Job Description:                                                            

Are you looking to kickstart your career in Software Testing? Do you want to work for the biggest pure play Testing Consultancy in the World? Qualitest are hiring for Apprentice Test Engineers to join our amazing Technical delivery teams.

If you have a passion for IT and Technology and If you have recently completed your GCSE’s, Higher Education or Degree and you want to get hands on exposure then this is the Apprenticeship for you.

This 18/24-month course will teach you the fundamental skills within Software Testing. This will involve:

  • ISTQB Testing Tools
  • ISTQB Concepts
  • ISTQB Revision and Workshop
  • Introduction to JAVA Programming

You will be learning these amazing skills whilst working for the biggest pure play Testing consultancy in the UK. This will give you exposure to learn from some of the best technical minds in the industry whilst working with some of our amazing clients.

To be a successful Apprentice with Qualitest you need to be someone who asks “How does that work?” or “How did that happen?” when it comes to Technology. This apprenticeship will teach you the fundamentals of how technology works and give you the skillset to make sure it continues to work.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

Day to day duties will be supporting our delivery team to deliver pure play testing consultancy services to our clients across the UK. This could be anything from attending client meetings to writing or reviewing test scripts. You will contribute to the delivery of the project on a daily basis whilst learning new skills.


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

Personal Skills:

This role will require no Testing technical skills before starting, but a good understanding of Testing or Technology would be a huge advantage.

Personal qualities:

  • Organised
  • Desire to learn
  • Works well in a team
  • Methodical approach
  • Good communicator

Future prospects:

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position. Qualitest have aggressive growth plans over the next 3 years and want to become the worlds largest Independent testing consultancy.

Training to be provided:

The Estio Training 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 six weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated Skills Development Coach who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 4 Software Tester standard with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Testing Tools (Part 1)
  • Testing Tools (Part 2)
  • Testing Concepts (Part 1)
  • Testing Concepts (Part 2)

Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate.