Apprentice Software Tester Pagabo Group

The responsibility of the Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer is to uphold the quality of our software and customer experience through identifying and preventing defects from being introduced and ultimately that our software is fit for purpose.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: our offices are open between 7.00am and 6.30 pm and working hours will be discussed will be discussed with applicants depending on the team they would be working in.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Please note that this is an apprenticeship position and therefore anyone with more than six months professional experience working as a software tester or who holds an ISTQB foundation certificate will not be eligible.

You will also need to commit to completing a Level 4 Software Testing Apprenticeship.



  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritise, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open-source tools
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product owners) to identify system requirements
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies
  • Be aware of strategic & project deliverables as communicated by product owners and stakeholders
  • Produce comprehensive evidence of testing documentation to accompany developed solutions, aiding the wider team to understand specific testing criteria
  • Work with software developers, product owners and stakeholders to identify the best solution for tasks
  • Investigating and using new technologies where relevant
  • Any other duties that may reasonably be required in line with your main duties as requested by your line manager


You - you'll be able to evidence that you have: 

  • A proven interest in tech
  • Great attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    Passion / Enthusiasm
  • A desire to learn and develop a career in testing and QA

The training you will be getting

As part of the Level 4 Software Tester apprenticeship standard, you’ll be registered as a member with the British Computer Society and be on a fast track to an industry recognised qualification and your dedicated industry coach will support you through a blended approach that will include remote, in person, 1-2-1 and and group learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Continued employment and career development. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Computer Science, Maths, Science or similar (Grade A - C) Essential

Things to consider

Location: we are based in Hull (HU1 2HU) and you will be required to work from the office for a minimum of 3 days per week. There may be a requirement to attend the office for more than 3 days per week, especially at the start of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

About Us: Pagabo Group delivers sustainability and compliance across the built environment. Expertise: All our services are supported by a highly-qualified team who add value at every stage. Technology: Our mission-critical technology platforms are created by industry experts, leading to simple to use and effective services. Collaboration: We work closely with our clients and partners to help deliver better outcomes for all. Integrity: We pride ourselves on transparency and making ethical decisions. We continuously give back to communities and support our charitable arm, the Pagabo Foundation. For more info see the group’s website..


Pagabo Group


55 Whitefriargate



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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: 31 May 2024