what you’ll be doing

We are looking for someone to join our Technology team at an extremely exciting time. We’re implementing a new ERP system along with building a factory in Rotterdam (known as the Blender) all with an eye on our quest to help people and the planet, live well and die old. To help us on our quest we’re looking for an Apprentice Test Analyst to help shape a brand-new shiny Test Practice from greenfield up. In this role you’ll be supporting the Test Manager to provide test capability across all innocent systems globally.
You’ll be involved in delivery of our testing capability across the business by creating test scripts and executing them within the test practice, calling on business users from time to time as needed to support larger deliverables with the target to catch (and test fixes for) those nasty bugs before they reach Production.
Collaboration is really important in this role. You’ll build strong relationships with key business functions (Technology, Manufacturing, Bus.Ops.) and understand their wants and needs – you’ll work closely with the Test Manager and wider Test team to drive this collaborative approach.
What’s even better about this role is what the future holds – a qualification, on and off the job learning. We think it’s the perfect start to a career in Technology. Once your apprenticeship training officially kicks off, you’ll spend 20% of your time studying towards your Software Tester– level 4 qualification. This will be through a mix of e-learning; tutor sessions, and workshops.  You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in other projects and internal innocent training to help you develop further.

 

you’ll have

It’s okay if you don’t have any experience in the world of Technology, we’ll train you up with all you need to know, but it’ll really tip the scales in your favour if you can show us;
  • a strong desire to pursue a career in technology – Willing to learn about testing best practice, approaches and tooling (including using or implementing tools to make testing easier and more automated) and looking to carve a career in testing delivery.
  • an entrepreneurial spirit- not waiting to be told, taking action, joining the dots and giving things a go. All while working through setbacks and staying positive when facing challenges
  • Strong stakeholder management – You’ll be able to build strong internal and external relationships
  • Critical thinking to make good decisions when it counts, process lots of ideas and data (using excel + other tools) to arrive at simple and effective solutions.
  • A growth mindset – to take on feedback, look for opportunities to develop and seeking to understand the why. The ability to see things through to completion and not miss a detail along the way
  • The cherry on top would be having some knowledge across ERP, Microsoft Dynamics D365 / Supply Chain in an FMCG environment.
We also need to follow apprenticeship guidelines, so you’ll need;
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*- C, including Maths and English (4 or above in the new GCSE scales) and a Level 3 qualification, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National
  • Work rights for the UK for the duration of your apprenticeship, be a citizen of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA), and have lived in the UK or EEA for the past 3 consecutive years
  • Not already have significant skills and knowledge related to IT/Technology

you’ll get

As one of apprentice you will be based in London and expected to spend 4 days working.  Then you’ll spend one day a week (on average), in workshops or completing work towards your apprenticeship. We’ll spend time coaching and supporting you.
As well as the standard stuff you get for turning up for work, we have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at. Take a look at our reward page for more details.
This is a fixed-term role for 15 – 18 months (depending on the time it takes to complete your apprenticeship). Salary: £21,500 per annum. An estimated start date is the 15th November 2021.
As well as the standard stuff you get for turning up for work, we have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at.
Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don’t have to. We’re open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it’s good for you, then it’s good for us.
We’re all about building a workplace for the future here at innocent, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves.
You’ll help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent an inclusive and inspiring place to work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.
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