Automation Tester Graduate Scheme - Leeds


Joe Goddard

I'm a Senior Recruitment Consultant at Give A Grad A Go, focusing primarily on IT, Software & Engineering graduate jobs. 

My area of expertise

My working background has been in retail and hospitality, which has definitely prepared me for the fast-paced nature of recruitment! I work on IT, Software & Engineering graduate jobs, as well as a few Digital roles - ranging from Software Developers, to Support roles in high-growth tech startups.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

After returning from living abroad, I threw myself into the graduate job hunt. I came across Give A Grad A Go by chance when applying for different recruitment roles and after a brief courtship I came to work for them. I've not looked back since!

The worst job I've had

I spent one summer working as a Field Sports Camp Co-ordinator, putting on events across Suffolk for local kids who wanted to get active. It would have been a great job... if any kids turned up! Due to a mess up with the advertising, no one knew we were even running the camp.

Looking software testing graduate schemes in Leeds, and want to work for an award-winning digital transformation company?

Company profile

On this Automation Tester graduate scheme, you will be joining a leading digital transformation company, who work with both public & private clients to deliver organisational, operational and technological change. Based in Leeds, and with offices in Edinburgh and London, they have spent 20 years cultivating creative excellence to help innovate and bring together their understanding of technology to help their clients thrive.

Job description

On this Automation Tester graduate scheme, you will embark on an initial 3-month programme of training, development and hands-on testing, giving you extensive exposure to the test engineer lifecycle within an agile delivery context. Throughout the graduate scheme, you will also be provided excellent technical and personal mentorship. Upon competition of the 3-month programme you will progress to become a full-fledged member of the automation team.

Please note: The start date for this role is early September 2019.

Key responsibilities

On this Automation Tester Graduate Scheme, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working to master the fundamentals of front and back end development, through exposure to C#, Javascript, SQL etc
  • Working with a team and contributing to live client projects
  • Working within a wider team to understand the business and the nuances of the software development lifecycle
  • Ensuring satisfaction through high quality work
  • Participating and having a say in product development discussion and planning

Job requirements

  • A recent or soon to be graduate, ideally with a STEM background
  • A keen and active interest in testing as their next career move – any work in your own time on personal projects is highly desirable.
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • The ability to work well independently
  • Excellent organisational skills

Benefits of the job

  • A competitive starting salary of 22,000, rising upon completed of the initial 3 month programme
  • Quarterly company events, including the annual Christmas party and summer away day!
  • Plenty of opportunity for progression
  • A social and upbeat working environment

Looking for software testing graduate jobs in Leeds, and want to work for a national digital transformation agency? If you’re a soon-to-be graduate looking to secure your place on a graduate scheme, apply for this Automation Tester graduate scheme today.

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