Software Tester Level 4 Apprenticeship JBA Consulting

You'll have the opportunity to ensure the highest standards of quality for our software products whilst building your technical skills and working towards a formal apprenticeship qualification. An apprenticeship is a fantastic alternative to a traditional campus-based programme, with the opportunity to earn a salary whilst learning.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 12 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Apprentices benefit from biannual performance based salary increases through their apprenticeship.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    JBA supports agile working which provides for greater flexibility with the way that we work. The standard working week is Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will be part of a team responsible for thoroughly testing our software applications, identifying and documenting defects, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement improvements.
  • Your analytical mindset, problem-solving skills, and proficiency in software testing methodologies will be invaluable as you contribute to the creation of robust and reliable software solutions.
  • We have a wide range of clients including Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Network Rail, local authorities, utilities companies, international development banks, and international humanitarian organisations.  

The training you will be getting

Software Tester Level 4 Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship training will be provided by Estio. The course will be delivered virtually one day per week. 


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We want our staff to reach their full potential and feel that their development is important to us.  Following successful completion of the apprenticeship a structured training and development plan will be put in place to support progression within your team. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

The roles will involve a combination of office and remote working. A requirement of the apprenticeship is that by the 31st August you will need: • To be over the age of 18 • The right to live and work and live in the UK to qualify for funding

About the employer

JBA began in 1995 and have grown to be one of Europe’s leading specialists in environmental engineering and environmental management, with a strong track record of major studies for national governments and international bodies. Our Head Office in based in Skipton, with 21 offices in 9 countries around the world. We have been independent and employee-owned for over two decades, allowing us the freedom to focus on innovation and our commitment to exceptional client service. Visit to find out more about what we do.


JBA Consulting


1 Broughton Park Old Lane North



BD23 3FD


Jennifer Dewhirst


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Software tester

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Mar 2024