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Level 4 Apprentice Software Tester IMS TECHNOLOGIES LTD

IMS Technologies has an exciting new opportunity for a QA Tester to work on our iMS Systems products, you will operating with a hybrid team delivering remotely and from our Oldham office.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The QA Tester is responsible for ensuring the ongoing quality of the IMS products by performing necessary tests for new feature development and general version releases.

Working closely with the QA Senior and core duties include identifying whether outputs from the development team are functional, reliable and meet the end user’s expectations.

A commitment to quality and best user experience is fundamental to this role and the successful applicant will be analytical, diligent and able to communicate findings clearly and comprehensively to ensure feedback loops are efficient and effective.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • Review system specifications and identify functional gaps or issues
  • Create and maintain test plans and scripts
  • Execute test scripts and review results
  • Clearly and concisely report defects and bugs
  • Create and execute functional and regression tests
  • Use Jira for bug and feature tracking
  • Autonomously manage your own workload and time
  • Contribute positively to collaborative discussions to facilitate good product development
  • Work closely with the Senior QA to identify and implement most efficient and effective testing approaches
  • Work in agile methodology with sprint planning, daily huddle, sprint review and retrospective
  • Process, review and liaise with clients on change management
  • Engaging and communicating with clients on bug reporting
  • Update and maintaining of training materials for system, including process flow charts and knowledge base
  • System administration of Incidents, risks and task manager

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Software Tester Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training will be at Oldham College 1 day a week


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

IMS Technologies specialise in digital transformation, we build operational resilience by bringing together the capabilities needed for organisations to enable them to thrive in the digital age. We offer digital maturity assessment, digital transformation and project consulting as part of our services. Our innovative products include: - iMS Systems Digital management system to manage your business operations and compliance. i-HR HR solution to manage your workforce and professional development. ACTAILY Project management tool that enables you to collaborate on multiple projects simultaneously All of our operations and people are based in Oldham, Manchester and Dhaka and we place great emphasis on compliance, integrity, investing in people and service development. With a portfolio of services, our approach is to work in partnership with our clients and to deliver bespoke solutions for them because we know that one size doesn’t fit all. The ability to deliver a service that meets the needs of our clients, contractors and consultants is what sets us apart in our industry.







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Training provider



Deborah Wynn

0161 785 3586

Apprenticeship standard

Software tester

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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