A powerful network

Our apprenticeship alumni community – the first-ever in the UK – is all about celebrating the amazing things our apprentices achieve.

Join us and get connected. Get networking. Get inspired. And get support.

Our community brings together inspiring people – like Amar Rai (now systems engineer at CISCO), Joshua Uwadiae (founder and CEO of WeGym), Nazir Hanif (project manager at Barclays) and Angel Sequeira (IT security specialist at Nomura). You can join too. Our alumni are trailblazers leading the way in digital careers.

Alumni perks

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Connect with us

Socials like treasure hunts, movie nights, escape rooms and coding tournaments (with free food and drinks – of course).

Build your portfolio

Career-boosting events – like guest talks and networking events with exciting employers and industry speakers.

Develop your skills

Get a discount on 1,500+ QA courses to develop your skills further.

Feature in our latest podcast

Join our FutureProof Careers podcast. Get savvy on hot career topics.

Reach a new milestone

Go to the annual alumni awards dinner (a black-tie event – with dinner and drinks).

Alumni Blue

Our VIP Alumni Blue members are a big deal. They’re former QA apprentices who are doing remarkable things – like running start-ups and reaching new heights in their careers and education. They’re regulars at our events – so come and have a chat with them.

Want to be Blue?

Think you have what it takes to join Alumni Blue and represent QA? We open applications twice a year – if there’s a spot with your name on it, complete the Blue challenge.

Vanessa explains why she wanted to be Blue.

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Our alumni events

We run some great events. We’d love it if you came along. Go with a buddy or two from the alumni crowd. Or be brave. Fly solo. Don’t worry, we’re a friendly bunch – you’ll feel at home in no time.

Expect podcast recordings, tech mastermind breakfasts, themed movie nights (with popcorn, of course), scavenger hunts (who says we’re too old), tech tournaments and more. See you there.

At our quiz night, over 45 QA alumni and current apprentices packed out the lobby of London’s International House for pizza, chat and many, many rounds of trivia – unusual taglines, popular songs, famous faces and more.

Competition was fierce but the mighty Team 5 took home the grand prize.

Apprenticeship alumni Amar, Angel and Asher took over the recording studio to star in the first-ever episode of our new podcast, FutureProof Careers. We’re so excited to launch our podcast – look out for your chance to get involved next time.

We dined with a spectacular view over London – at the Sky Garden, on top of the famous Walkie Talkie building. For food, views, and great discussion. We talked about improving mental health at work, and how important it is to have a solid support network.

Do ye know any good pirate jokes? Well, neither do ayyye! We had so much fun hunting for treasure. After a cheeky welcome drink, we raced around the Tower of London and St. Katharine Docks. Solving clues. Winning prizes. And we announced the latest VIPs to join our Alumni Blue club.

Our launch party kicked off with an intro from QA Managing Director, Ben Pike. There was an alumni panel discussion, a fun networking session (during the England-Belgium match – we couldn’t miss the football) and top tips on how to get a strong network going by keynote speaker Penny Power (Order of the British Empire recipient and CEO/founder of The Business Café).