What is the QA Academy?
Technology will impact almost every company, organisation, government and job across the world and its people with advanced digital skills who will be powering the future.
Here’s what you can expect from the Academy: in just 12 weeks, we’ll empower you with the latest and most in-demand digital skills. You’ll learn from our experienced mentors, collaborate with your peers and work on a mix of dynamic projects.
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What's in store
You’ll have practical, hands-on learning focused around projects. Preparing you to deliver industry-leading technical work.
You’ll get an interactive learning experience within our academy, where consultancy skills are the backbone of your training.
We take your welfare very seriously and will be here to support you. We care about you and want you to have a great experience with QA.
Learning doesn’t stop after 12 weeks. If you join us as an employee, you’ll have an ongoing learning journey with us – we encourage you to continually learn and challenge yourself technically.
Funded BCS Membership
You’ll become an Associate Member of the British Computing Society and gain access to career development tools, networking opportunities and knowledge resources that will help you stay at the cutting edge of digital and technology.
Good news, QA’s application process is different – no CV’s, covering letters or awkward assessment centres.
Our process gives you a glimpse into the world of a tech company and helps you understand what sort of situations and scenarios you might be faced with as a consultant.
We’re interested in what motivates you, what you are passionate about and how you handle certain situations - so there are no wrong answers. We all respond to situations differently and the process intends to help QA understand you. We’ll even send you a detailed feedback report afterwards that lists out your key strengths and identified areas for development.
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2. Develop your skills
You’ll start your training in our Academy. Your training is designed to develop your technical and business expertise – so you can be a successful digital consultant.
Our experts assess your strengths and skills and match them to our expected customer needs. We tailor our training programmes so you're fully skilled in the right technology before you start work.
After your training, the aim is that you will work for QA, but you will be onsite with one of our customers. We'll support you and develop your technical skills – keeping your knowledge fresh.
Our consulting specialisms
We’ll choose the right training programme for you by matching your strengths and skills to our customer's needs and the opportunities we expect to be coming through. This way we know the skills you're building are desired by businesses.
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Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
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What our former techies say...
QA has been the platform that has enabled me to achieve an exciting career in IT consulting. I've worked around amazing people with been given continuous opportunities for learning during my career.
I’ve gone from hardly knowing anything about the tech industry to learning the whole development lifecycle, gaining qualifications and meeting new people from all different backgrounds.