Apprentice - QA Analyst

Sage - Newcastle, Province of KwaZulu-Natal

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Apprentice - QA Analyst
Job Title Apprentice - QA Analyst
Advert Sage is a global company with a local heart. The market leader for cloud-based accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, and payroll software, we empower the world’s business heroes—from single-person startups to large enterprises. Our people are passionate and positive. We inspire our colleagues to serve business builders everywhere and champion their success. As a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 colleagues across 24 countries, we do business the right way, while giving back to our local communities through the Sage Foundation. Sage is passionate about building a culture where our colleagues feel they can bring their whole selves to work. Where people know they’ll be judged on their performance and behaviours - not their identity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Job Description At Sage, we are really proud of our Apprenticeship programmes, offering opportunities across many functions. Our Apprentices make up a vital part of our team and are given real responsibility along with support and coaching throughout the apprenticeship. As a Sage apprentice, you will have an exciting induction event, soft skill training throughout the year dedicated to apprentices, take part in Sage Foundation days to support our charities and even have a party at the end of the scheme to celebrate all of your amazing achievements.

This Apprentice role will involve supporting testing preparation and execution across our business, including getting involved in project work.

As an Apprentice QA Analyst, you will work closely with QA Analysts and Associates to create test artefacts and raise any issues that may unfold during a project test phase. The QA Apprentice’s primary focus will be on gaining the required skills and knowledge to become an effective and productive member of the Testing team and will design, develop and deliver high quality testing across our enterprise applications.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to pursue a long-term career in IT, you will be enrolled on an apprenticeship training course to give you the knowledge to succeed in the position, whilst being mentored by experienced members of the Sage team.
Key Responsibilities • Create test artefacts that maximise the efficiency of the test phase, cover all requirements and allow for a timely delivery.
• Accurately record and communicate issues found during test phases.
• Accurately record time spent on tasks.
• Adhere to team process' and testing standards.
• Seek out and act upon feedback from team members.

Skills, know-how and experience:
• Enthusiasm to learn and understand formal testing principles.
• Active and enthusiastic team player, able to take a proactive approach to the role to support the QA team.
• Good communication skills, logical thinker with attention to detail.
• Proactively take charge of your own development, fully participating in apprenticeship training and mentoring sessions.

To be eligible for this role you should have 5 GCSEs at grade A-C including English and Maths, or equivalent. Unfortunately, if you already have a degree or higher level qualification in IT you are not eligible for this particular apprenticeship.

Our Application Process:
  • Apply online with an up to date CV
  • Complete a video or telephone interview
  • Attend one of our Recruitment Days
The salary for the first year of this apprenticeship is £12,000 pa.
Function IT
Country United Kingdom
Office Location Newcastle
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