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Software Test Analyst Apprenticeship Programme 2024 - Cardiff

Legal & General
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 28, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to earn while you learn?

The L&G Apprentice programme has been designed to help you reach your potential. You will develop your skill set, gain valuable work experience and complete a fully funded professional qualification, all whilst earning a competitive salary with access to outstanding employee benefits.

With support every step of the way and access to core skills training, you will contribute to the success of a team and be supported by your line manager. As part of a cohort of apprentices, you will also have the opportunity to connect with your peers and colleagues though networking opportunities and social events.

Joining L&G is the beginning to a future that will be anything but familiar. So take a closer look, get involved, be curious and find out how we will enable you to be at your best no matter who you are.

This role is due to start September 2024.

We recruit on a rolling basis and expect this vacancy to close before the deadline. To be in with the best chance of securing a role, please submit your application ASAP

What does the team do?

Apprentice Software Test Analysts will join Legal & General's Group Functions Change & Technology Services team. The team deliver strategic insight and effective change by partnering with stakeholders to deliver end-to-end solutions for our customers. They ensure successful implementation of strategic change to the highest standard in line with business strategy and underpinned by effective governance.

Services the team performs include:
  • Planning the testing required
  • Writing and executing the test cases
  • Automate test cases for future use
  • Raising defects and retesting when fixed
  • Reporting progress
  • Final sign off that the products meets the business requirements
As an Apprentice Software Test Analyst, no working day is the same, so if you like variety within a safe environment (e.g. industry standards, guidelines and best practice) and you love to ask questions to delve deeper and understand why something does (or doesn't) work - then a career in Software Testing is for you.

Job Description

What you'll be doing

Join us on a 24-month programme in which you will complete a Level 4 Software Testing qualification, which is accredited by the ISTQB. You'll receive on the job training and coaching from your line manager to help you gain the professional, personal, social, and methodical skills needed to succeed in a business analysis career. Practical on the job learning will include:
  • Seeing, via shadowing, observation
  • Assisting, via active participation and working with your team
  • and lastly, going solo" with support of your manger as your confidence and skills grow
Alongside this you'll complete training workshops and assignments, delivered by a leading apprenticeship training provider through a combination of 1:1 coaching, small group sessions and online learning. Combined, these will fully equip you to be successful in your role, with the knowledge and skills required to apply to real world business challenges.

During your apprenticeship you will:
  • Develop an understanding and experience of business techniques, concepts and theories that will aide development as an Apprentice Software Test Analyst.
  • Support the team to develop and execute test scripts. Including learning how to undertake a range of testing activities to support maintenance of these scripts.
  • Contribute to the analysis and reporting of test activities, results, issues, and risks, and take ownership where appropriate.
  • Gain an understanding of core business and finance systems, to enable information to be filed appropriately in line with business requirements
  • Establish and build positive working relationships with stakeholders and customers. Use these networks to improve your understanding of business workings and relationships
  • Develop and enhance personal skills such as confidence, assertiveness, focus, adaptability, curiosity
  • Actively participate in team meetings to keep colleagues informed and to create a forum for knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
  • Develop methodical skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, time management
  • apply the knowledge and skills that you've learnt from your training into the role

What we're looking for

The person who would most benefit and enjoy this programme is hungry to learn and eager to get started in the world of work. We're not expecting prior industry experience, but we'll want to see that you have the aptitude, potential and desire which will ultimately lead to you being successful. We'll teach you the rest!

To qualify for the programme, you will need:
  • 5 x GCSE's at grade 4-9 (A-C) or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • Minimum 96 UCAS points from your Level 3 Qualifications e.g. A 'levels or equivalent
  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • To not currently be on a government funded training course, e.g. on apprenticeship
  • The right to work in the UK and have lived in the UK or EEA for the past 3 consecutive years.
Additional Information

What is the assessment process?
Our Assessment process typically involves the following stages, but may vary slightly from scheme to scheme.

Application form
  • Captures essential information from candidate and is an opportunity to provide their CV
Online tests
  • Includes multiple choice questions and a video interview. The online test asks a number of behavioural questions to help us understand more about candidates' strengths. There is also an analytical component which assesses numerical reasoning skills. In the video interview, we will ask 3 core questions focusing on motivation to join L&G, as well as the candidates approach to learning.
Assessment centre (either face to face or virtual) comprised of:
  • Group Exercise - candidates are given a task to work on in groups of up to 6 and observed
  • Interview - Conducted by 2 assessors, 45 minutes including time for questions from the candidate, questions include competency and commercial based questions
  • Presentation - 15 minutes in duration, 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions from assessor
The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we've grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We're all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you'll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we're supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there's over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don't have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don't just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it's important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we're always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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