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Put yourself centre stage and dive into a career in software testing with ROQ. Be part of one of the world’s fastest growing industries, expected to be worth a staggering £24bn by 2017.

The ROQ Graduate Programme offers a genuine opportunity for you to put your skills and knowledge to the test and become part of the ROQ team. A career in Testing at ROQ means learning from the best as you work alongside experienced software testers who can support and advise you as you learn the ropes.


Testing as a Career

Testing offers you a diverse range of opportunities and the chance to constantly evolve. The skills you’ll learn on the ROQ Graduate Programme are transferable to other areas of the industry, meaning a career as a Test Analyst or a Test Architect is truly at your fingertips. Non-functional testing is perfect for honing your coding skills and getting to grips with the latest testing tools and technologies within Test Automation and Performance Testing.

ROQ’s Graduate Programme is the perfect opportunity to develop the vital transferable skills that sit comfortably in the arenas of project management, business analysis and business development. Our clients represent some of the largest and most successful business in the world, in a range of sectors. Picture yourself making a genuine difference on a daily basis to some of the global giants across the public and private sectors – it’s the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

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A Tailored Programme to Fast-Track Your Career

ROQ’s Graduate Programme is a structured, 12-month initiative which includes an ‘Introduction to Testing’ course, an overnight team-building trip to the Lake District within the first two weeks and involvement in live client projects usually within your first month.

You’ll be mentored by some of the premier Test Professionals in the sector who will be keen to share their extensive and diverse knowledge and experience with you

Within this programme, you’ll work towards an ISTQB Foundation in Testing which is an industry recognised qualification and will support your career development and future proof you in a competitive and skill-based profession. With many training opportunities provided as standard and in-house knowledge sharing sessions, you’ll be supported to continually develop as a Testing professional.

 

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Fun and Supportive Environment

We focus on creating a rewarding, inspiring and enjoyable environment for all of our colleagues; we work hard, and we like to play hard too. Our open-plan, purpose-built HQ was designed to offer a flexible workspace and plenty of opportunities to take time out and connect with colleagues. We have an American-diner themed kitchen and a zone with a pool table, darts board and foosball table, perfect for informal meetings, talking through ideas, or simply taking a break.

We arrange and take part in a wide range of activities that engender a strong team ethos and a common purpose. Whether it's a round of FootGolf or a personal training session after work, a lunch time music quiz or a weekend charity event with colleagues, our aim is to involve as many people as possible in ROQ life.

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What We Look For in You

We’re looking for people who are inquisitive, good at problem solving and have a strong attention to detail. So if you are enthusiastic about learning new skills and have the tenacity to develop knowledge, whilst working in an exciting and ever-changing environment our Graduate Programme could be just for you.

ROQ Graduates need to be strong, confident communicators and able to converse effectively on a daily basis with colleagues, clients and stakeholders. The success of our business relies on having the right team in place, willing to support one another and work towards common goals.

We encourage our team to throw themselves into the social and charitable initiatives we organise and are always looking for our Graduates to suggest new ideas and good causes to support.

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The Defectives University Challenge

The Defectives University Challenge enables students from universities across the North West to come together and have fun, compete, and learn a little about the software development lifecycle. After a brief introduction and some helpful pointers, teams will work together to find defects on specific websites against the clock with a chance to win ‘The Defectives University Challenge’ trophy for their university!

No previous knowledge of software testing is required to take part, as training will be given; participants simply need a general interest and appreciation of IT and a sense of fun.

 

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