5 Oct 2018

Apprenticeship Testing Apprentice

DXC Technology – Posted by QA Apprenticeships Bishopton, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description

Testing Apprentice

Job Details:

Participates in test efforts for software product development or support projects to measure the quality of the functional (business) components of the system. Performs dry run testing and formal execution of testware under supervision.

Identifies and reports issues, recommending solutions and following established test / quality assurance methodology. Determines appropriate test to conduct and executes identified business-focused regression tests and tests of defects corrected by software developers. May author test materials with guidance. Throughout this scheme, your training and development won’t stop. You’ll attend sessions designed to hone your soft skills, and you’ll have the support of your line manager, an assigned mentor and a buddy. Through ongoing appraisals and feedback processes, you’ll drive your career.

Company Profile:

DXC is the worlds leading, independent, end to end IT solutions company ,helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Working for DXC, you can look forward to advancing your knowledge and IT career with training on some of the newest and best tools in the market-place. Erskine Campus has easy, free parking, just off the M8 and Erskine Bridge, with a free gym, great canteen, and costa cards.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Testing apprentice, you will learn to:

  • Identify appropriate tests to conduct based upon issues to be evaluated. Tests product business functions by executing integration and system test scripts, configuration test questionnaires, and regression tests.
  • Learn to upgrade existing scripts by developing and incorporating new functionality based upon requested need.
  • Reviews and analyzes test results; identifies issues and concerns and recommends course of action.
  • Works in conjunction with technical development staff to support and analyze testing issues and determine technical resolutions; investigates, gathers and furnishes additional information about functional defects including log files, procedures to reproduce, etc.,
  • Identifies issues and determines appropriate course of action by applying testing and quality assurance methodology;
  • Ensures technology, software, etc., used meets client needs and addresses testing issues.


Required Skills / Qualifications:

  • 5 x National 5’s at A-C level including English and Maths.
  • Some experience working with computers and some exposure to software development methodology desirable but not essential.
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Communication skills to interact and present findings to team members
  • Good attention to detail and follow-through skills to wrap up open issues
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a global professional team that may be distributed across geographies and time zones
  • Willingness to travel
  • May require evening or weekend work


Additional Information:

  • Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. May require evening or weekend work
  • £14,500 per annum
  • A competitive benefits package offered to all employees. You will be working towards building a career in technology with a global and reputable company.



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Job Categories: IT. Job Types: Apprenticeship.


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