Software Test Engineer Apprentice - 12218 Adder Technology Ltd

You will be trained and mentored to be a Test Engineer within the Software / Test Team. The Software Test Engineer role plays an important part in our company’s product development process.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main role/ responsibilities 
•    To work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge, which will assist the apprentice to complete their qualification and secure employment and progress their career in the future
•    You will be responsible for conducting test before product launches to ensure software runs smoothly
•    Ultimately you should monitor all stages of software development to identify and resolve any quality standard issues
•    Designing and implementing tests, debugging and defining corrective actions
•    Supporting test automation creation, design and maintenance
•    You will also track quality assurance metrics

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Qualities/ essential requirements
•    Prior software testing experience is ideal, but not mandatory
•    A hard-working and methodical work ethic is of high importance
•    We are looking for someone who will quickly adapt to our current testing procedures; is really keen to learn and willing to take on new challenges
•    Time and workload management skills
•    Excellent organisational, communication and people skills
•    Be computer literate with experience in scripting / programming and have a passion for technology
•    Attention to detail
•    Able to take a methodical and logical approach to work
•    Ability to learn quickly and work within a rapid development environment
•    Desire and creativity to push the limits of a product and search for faults
•    Experience in MS Office and familiarity with more than one operating system (Windows, Linux, MacOS)

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills.

Qualifications required

Desired Qualification
•    A Levels at grade C or equivalent or above in either Computing, Electronics and /or a numerate subject

Future prospects

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Benefits The company will invest in a full training and development plan for the successful candidates to increase their knowledge of our products and the languages we work with.

About the employer

Employer Description Adder was established in 1984 by Adrian Dickens, an Engineering graduate from the UK's renowned Cambridge University. We have an impressive track record for bringing successful and profitable products to market. Adder products are renowned for their technical excellence, reliable performance and robust manufacture. Adder's KVM (Keyboard, Video monitor, Mouse) switches allow users to access and control multiple computers from one (or more) keyboard monitor and mouse. This results in reduced complexity and improved efficiency of IT systems. Adder has a huge user base ranging across markets such as Retail, Financial, Industrial, Medical, Broadcast, Air Traffic Control, Digital Signage, Military and Server Management. Adder manufactures products under our own brand as well as for a number of well-known OEM customers where we are known for our technical expertise and flexible approach. Our products are marketed and supported by a global network of resellers and distributors, including many leading computer accessory catalogues.


Adder Technology Ltd


Unit 2

Bar Hill Business Park, Saxon Way


CB23 8SL

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Training provider

Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Software Developer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited


0345 074 7825

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017