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IES welcome first two Graduate Level Apprentices to its team

By Suzanne Wallace on Wednesday 27 September 2017

This month, we were delighted to welcome two new software testing apprentices, Ryan Steel and Laura McKay, to our team at IES. They are the first to join us via the new Graduate Level Apprenticeship scheme, introduced this year by Skills Development Scotland. This scheme provides an excellent opportunity to study towards your degree, whilst earning a full time salary and gaining valuable work experience.

Both Ryan and Laura are studying on a 4 year work-based degree programme towards a BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Business at Glasgow Caledonian University. Laura is on her second year  of the course, after joining with an HND in Software Development and Ryan is starting out on his first year.

They’ll both begin their careers at IES by working in the QA team as software testers, with opportunities to progress within software testing or software development as they gain experience. Their roles will include providing creative input and shaping the Quality Assurance (QA) Test Process, running tests on new software features and providing regular feedback to the development team.

IES are regularly on the lookout for fresh talent. If you’d like to work for a global company with an innovative approach to sustainability, keep an eye on our vacancies at /careers/current-opportunities. You can also follow us on twitter @IESCareers.