Are you looking to kick start your career in IT and gain a professional qualification?
How you‘ll make a difference:
As an apprentice, you will make a difference by helping to shape technology solutions that deliver services to the residents and businesses of South Gloucestershire via our website or get used by front-line key workers in their day-to-day roles at the council.
What will you be doing?
Once up and running you will be working on several different technology projects but will be supported by an experienced and friendly team. Although at the moment most of us are home working, they will always be on the end of a video call or instant message. As a team we already work remotely from one another and have done for some time now – we even work with contractors in Scotland and India so working through daily video calls is already pretty normal for us. The most challenging aspects of your apprenticeship will be working from home most days and working on several different large technology projects at the same time.
Throughout the apprenticeship, you‘ll learn how to write and/or run test scripts for projects that are assigned to you, using the latest tools (e.g. Azure DevOps, device emulators). As an apprentice we will teach you about testing methodology and best practice. You‘ll gain an understanding of technology being used to implement the solutions that you‘ll be testing. (e.g. Dynamics 365, Office 365, Azure, various council systems). You‘ll also develop sound knowledge in the Software Development Lifecycle, DevOps, ITIL and Agile approaches, processes, and methodologies. You‘ll also learn about the roles and work undertaken in a typical agile development team of which you‘ll be a key part and that of the wider ICT Teams (e.g. infrastructure, service desk) play in delivering technology services to an organisation.
Throughout your 24 month apprenticeship, we will allocate you a workplace mentor to give you guidance and support in completing your Level 4 in Software Tester. The salary for this post is £19,945 per annum. For further information, please refer to the attached job summary. To complete an online application, please visit our recruitment website https://jobs.southglos.gov.uk/job/Test_Analyst_Apprentice/106328 and submit by midday, 18th September 2020.