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Junior QA Engineer Apprentice

Employer Description: 

Collinson is a global leader in loyalty and benefits. We use our expertise and products to craft customer experiences which enable some of the world’s best known brands to acquire, engage and retain the most demanding and choice-rich customers.

Within the Travel Experiences division of Collinson Group, we design, develop and test our bespoke client facing products such as Mastercard Airport Experience Website and App, Lounge Key Website and App, Priority Pass Website and App. We also have Back Office systems and API’s within the integrated environment that we develop and test. We have product teams that have roadmaps for these products so they remain current, include emerging functionality, and provide as much benefit to customers as possible. Our primary objective is faster delivery of quality software from idea to consumer. 

Vacancy overview: 

The role of a Junior QA Engineer is to collaborate and work within agile scrum teams (Squads as per the Spotify model) – ensuring Functional and non-functional testing has been done to mitigate risks for the solution/delivery with guidance from a more experienced QA within the team. You will work closely with the agile team members, such as Product Owners, B.As, Developers and Technical Leads and champion quality through understanding Business risk and impact and ensure that an accurate quality level is assessed and communicated for the application under test. 

You will assess what tests are suitable for regression and automate tests into BDDs at different levels (feature level, user journey/end-to-end) depending on the requirement. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Prepare test cases corresponding to business and functional requirements
  • Devise and carry out both manual and automated tests to assess the quality of the software under test
  • Use the appropriate test automation software to execute test automation scripts
  • Prepare Test Data and Environment for Test Case execution
  • Detect bugs and issues as early as possible in the process - active participating in the 3 Amigos session
  • Prevent bugs and issues by thinking of relevant scenarios that can help meet the validation of acceptance criteria at story development stage
  • Contribute in daily scrums and agile planning as required by the team
  • Contribute to planning sessions with estimations and timelines
  • Contribute actively to the retrospective session to improve the process 

Team working: 

  • Help to maintain and develop tests, aiming for constant improvement
  • Work with Delivery, Test and Agile Leads to ensure all testing and QA tasks are accurately planned with overall agreed timeframes of the projects
  • Provide regular and accurate reports of progress
  • Making testing related decisions as part of the 3 Amigos in the Scrum team
  • Act as a Buddy for new members 

Desired skills: 

  • Team player - High commitment to the success of the team
  • Excellent written & spoken English & interpersonal communication
  • Self-motivator with a willingness to learn new skills
  • A problem solving mentality
  • Ability to thrive in a fast moving and changing environment
  • Ability to show initiative and to work independently
  • Goal and outcome orientated with a drive to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Business risk focused and Innovative
  • Ability to bridge communications between technical and business focussed groups
  • Comfortable working with people at all levels in an organisation 
  • Willingness to take on a variety of roles and responsibilities 


7 GCSEs A-C grades (Inc Maths & English).

Working week:

Monday - Friday,


37.5hrs per week

Future Prospects

You will potentially gain a full time role once the apprenticeship is completed.

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

Junior QA Engineer Apprentice

London, UK
Advanced Apprenticeship

Published on 1 Jun 2020