Software Tester Apprentice (Cell Software Services Ltd) CELL SOFTWARE SERVICES LTD

Cell Software is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Software Tester Apprentice to join their growing team based in Brighton. You will collaborate with the project team to understand project requirements and objectives. Develop detailed test plans that outline the scope, test objectives, and test strategies, plus more.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary – £17,000 to £20,000 per annum

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Collaborate with the project team to understand project requirements and objectives. Develop detailed test plans that outline the scope, test objectives, and test strategies
  • Create and maintain comprehensive test cases, test scripts, and test data that cover various aspects of the software, including functionality and usability
  • Execute test cases and record test results systematically. Identify defects, track them in a defect tracking system, and work with developers to ensure timely resolution
  • Conduct regression testing to verify that software changes and updates do not introduce new defects or negatively impact existing functionality
  • Maintain detailed documentation of test plans, test cases, and test results. Ensure that testing processes are well-documented and easily accessible to team members
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, product managers, and business analysts, end users, to ensure a shared understanding of project requirements and quality goals
  • Stay updated on industry best practices and emerging testing methodologies. Suggest process improvements to enhance the overall quality assurance process
  • Generate and distribute test reports to project stakeholders, including management, to communicate the status of testing efforts and any identified issues

The training you will be getting

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Software Tester, with training in how to:

  • Ensure that the software used within your business operates as intended
  • Design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure your software is fit for purpose
  • Collect and interpret the results of testing and make appropriate recommendations
  • Understand the software lifecycle and apply software development practices
  • Document and report test results
  • Store, manage and share test data in a secure manner

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Critical thinker, Interpersonal skills, Detail-oriented mindset, Reliable, Collaborative, Proactive, Strong motivation, Good timekeeping, Desire to learn, Passion for technology


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

About the employer

Cell Software is an expert provider of software solutions. Based in Brighton and founded in 2012, we provide software development, testing, and consultancy services. Working with clients of all shapes and sizes, from FTSE 100 companies to small startups across all industries, we help businesses increase productivity and lower risk through innovative solutions. Software Design: Our multi-disciplined team of Project Managers, Business Analysts, Technical Architects and Designers kick-start software projects with intelligent design concepts that contribute to business growth. Software Development: Drawing on decades of experience, Cell Software develops world-class mobile and web solutions. We have created software solutions for some of the world’s leading organisations, delivering impressive results. Software Testing: From test strategy and planning to execution and automation, our experienced team provides a range of cost-effective solutions across all browsers, operating systems and devices.








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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


Megan Dover


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

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