Apprentice Digital Software Tester

London (Greater)
Competitive + benefits. Starting from £20,000
16 May 2017
16 Jun 2017

Apprentice Digital Software Tester – Web & Mobile – Level 4 

Salary - Competitive + benefits. Starting from £20,000

At Aviva we strongly believe new ideas and perspectives are invaluable. So we are looking for individuals with a curious mind, a customer focus and a passion for technology and software development to join us as Apprentice Software Testers.

About the role

As a successful candidate, you will have a unique opportunity to develop a long-term career with the UK’s largest insurer whilst working towards the software tester Level 4 qualification. 

Our Digital teams are doing great things; we created the award winning customer portal ‘My Aviva’ which has been so successful its now a global platform, we develop all of our own mobile apps and we were even awarded Digital Insurance Company of the year at the Data, Analytics & Technology Awards for Insurance! Not only will you get to work on great interesting and challenging projects, but you will also be working alongside a highly capable and experienced team of digital professionals.

In Web & Mobile we enhance existing products, create new products and platforms and maintain our existing applications. We work collaboratively in small teams to build high quality solutions that meet our customers’ needs, first time.

As a Software Tester Apprentice you will be trained to do a variety of tasks gaining an understanding of:

  • Software testing and test management best practices
  • Test automation techniques and tools
  • The Software Development Lifecycle using an Agile methodology
  • Using Behaviour Driven Development practices to deliver quality integration solutions

As a Software Tester / Testing Engineer Apprentice you will work towards the Level 4 Software Tester qualification, an accredited apprenticeship scheme with an industry recognised award. 

Throughout the duration of your studies you will spend a large proportion of your time learning on the job, and working as part of a team. You will have dedicated ‘off the job’ time to focus on your studies, working with a National Training Provider to support your accredited learning.

About you

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate confidence, flexibility, and motivation and be committed to developing themself to build a long-term career in Aviva. You will also hold:

  • a Minimum of 240 UCAS points (Equivalent to 3 “C”s at A-Level)
  • 5 GCSE’s A-C including English, Maths and English and preferably an IT or business related subject.

Desirable Knowledge & Skills

  • Natural curiosity, initiative and innovation
  • Evidence of interest in web technologies
  • Desire to learn
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure
  • Good team player, networking across the virtual team
  • Performance driven

About Aviva

We’re Aviva, the UK’s No.1 insurer and sixth-largest financial services organisation in the world. Our purpose is to Defy Uncertainty for our customers. Our insurance, savings and investment products help some 31 million customers enjoy life today, knowing that tomorrow is covered.

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty’

Additional information 

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying or if you want to discuss the role before doing so, please contact Vicky in the Resourcing team on 0117 928 4420.

If you want more information about our apprenticeships, visit our website.