Job Summary
  • Salary
    £150-200 (per week)
  • Location
    Reading, Reading
  • Sector
    IT level 3
  • Duration
    15 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    4th April 2018
  • Employer Name
    Risk Decisions
  • Distance from academy
    • 26.0 Miles
    • 48 Minutes
  • Address
    Oxford OX4 2JY, United Kingdom

Employer Description

Job Description

We are a small friendly team, who are proud to supply software, training and support to some of the most high profile projects in the world, including the London 2012 Athletes Village, the Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Germany and Denmark and the Hong Kong transit company, helping to bring their projects in on time and budget.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Risk Decisions as an apprentice QA/test analyst, helping to deliver excellent risk management and analysis software to high profile customers worldwide. You will work with the software development team to achieve Agile development goals, producing web based products that meet excellent quality standards. During our fast paced Agile Software development/test sprints, you will create and execute tests, working closely with our talented, friendly team.

·         Work with our QA manager to develop and execute test cases for functional, performance and stress tests

·         Identify and log bugs

·         Maintain test systems and servers

·         Communicate issues and suggestions to the development team to enable them to deliver releasable software at the end of each sprint

·         Other duties that occur from time to time as instructed by your line manager

The company provides free breakfast and lunch, and matches employee pension contributions up to 3% of salary

Your 6 months performance appraisal will include a pay review. Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, there will be a further pay review.

Dress code is smart casual.

Working Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm


Requirements & Prospects


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

We are looking for new team members to join our small supportive software development team. If you have a passion for software that is intuitive and user friendly, and you have a good eye for detail, are enthusiastic to learn and can use your initiative, you will flourish at Risk Decisions.

Personal Qualities

• Organised
• Natural problem solver
• Flexible
• Love of computers!

Future Prospects

This is your opportunity to kick start your career in IT. We are keen to support anyone with ambition to continue to grow within Risk Decisions. Options include, continuing to the next level of apprenticeship, study for further QA qualifications e.g. ITIL, or a move into a software development or support position in the company.

  • Apprenticeship Length
    15 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Reading for up to 12 weeks on a block release basis for structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals. The qualifications consist of:
• Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms
• L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
• L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
• Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable)

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)