Due to the popularity of our software, Ignite is expanding and is looking to recruit talented apprentice testers. The role will involve a variety of testing which you will learn during your induction period. You will gain experience of manual/automated/performance/regression/white box/black box/stress testing across a variety of web-based projects.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week, shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    25 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Some of your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the testing of software produced by the Development team. 
  • Produce quality test documentation (Test Plans, Test Scripts, Test Completion Report and Traceability) to agreed deadline. 
  • Review and amend functional requirements before creating test plans.
  • Attend and input to project initiation meetings to ensure a good understanding of potential testing requirements. 
  • Investigate and verify problems with the software systems and base data reported by the business and hand to the relevant parties for solution. 
  • Liaise with the necessary parties during the testing life cycle to ensure that the implementation is delivered on time and of expected quality. 
  • Produce reports of the testing conducted and inform the relevant parties of any issues raised. 
  • Evaluate third party software for the purposes of improving or automating the testing and associated procedures. 
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the Test Team by the sharing of technical and business knowledge. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team, on own initiative, under pressure and to deliver to deadlines.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to get on with job and others well. Likes to succeed and achieve set targets.
  • Ability to form good working relationships.

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) A-C grades, including Maths and English.

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

A flexible, reliable platform for insurance brokers & MGAs. Ignite provides end-to-end policy management systems, from quote & buy online to full-cycle EDI schemes.





King Street


M2 6AZ

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Training provider

The Estio Training IT Apprenticeship programme gives young people the opportunity to get pracitcal experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive twelve weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual assessment, and help and guidance from a dedicated trainer who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience. 

Training will lead to industry-recognised qualifications including: 

  • Software Tester Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard
  • ISTQB Examination
  • Software Testing Fundamentals (MTA)
  • Software Development Fundamentals (MTA)

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Software Tester

Training provider

Estio Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd


Honor Greenwood 01133 500 333

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017