Junior Software Development Apprentice


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Employer description:

SS&C is a global provider of services and software for the financial and healthcare industries. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, and has offices worldwide. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organisations, from the world's largest companies to small and mid-market firms, rely on SS&C for expertise, scale, and technology.


You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship. 

This is a manual & automation testing role that will require someone with a technical background and programming skills.


There are a number of complex applications under test across a broad number of technologies, including but not limited to:

  • Funds, Wealth Mgt, Life and Pensions Functionality, Client Documentation, Web Version, Quotations & Illustrations, Product Rules and Client Reports. 

The software QA analyst will need to have a problem-solving and analytical mind to excel at this job, as you will be in charge of:

  • Creating test plans
  • Test execution
  • Bug detection and maintaining procedures 

What we are looking for:


  • Communication skills are very important because analysts are responsible for communicating changes to both internal and external clients / stakeholders.
  • Able and willing to learn complex business processes


  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Self-motivated with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate with other teams (i.e. Development, Business Analysts, …) 


  • Strong experience in requirement analysis and subsequent writing/defining test plans with traceability
  • Design and Maintenance of Test Plans, Test Scripts and Test Processes
  • Bug Detection, Tracking and Resolution. Prioritisation of Software Issues.
  • SQL server query scripting skills
  • Strong MS Office skills; in particular Excel and Word
  • Generation of Ad-hoc reports
  • Production of Software Release Notes
  • Production of User Manuals 
  • Provision of Peer-to-Peer training
  • Meeting Release Deadlines
  • Life Assurance and Pension industry experience and/or SA Financial Services experience
  • ALM / JIRA Experience: Test Plan and Test Lab / Defect management / Dashboard
  • Experience of testing API’s
  • Experience of testing using SOAP UI
  • Experience in / Exposure to Test Automation (not specific to writing Auto Test Cases)
  • Understanding and experience of working in SDLC model

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSE’s [especially English, Mathematics and a science or technology subject]
  • Other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject. 

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme. 

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

Find out more here: 



£22,000 per annum. 

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

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.