Introducing Squad-as-a-Service…the faster way to reskill
QA connects businesses with skilled technical specialists through our Recruit-Train-Deploy model. We recruit the best technical-minded people, train them via our BCS-accredited Academy, and then deploy them to your business to help you meet all your digital requirements.
Case study: See how QA delivered a customised technical training academy for Nationwide
Recruit > Train > Deploy
The QA Talent model of Recruit, Train, Deploy is a unique hiring solution for businesses. By handling all the recruitment, training and administration we reduce the risks and costs of hiring and enable your business to rapidly scale your technical project delivery capability. Our specialists are trained in the latest digital skills, including DevOps, Cloud, Pega, RPA, Salesforce, and Software Automation. Furthermore, by using our model you will avoid IR35 risks associated with contractors. Contact us if you’d like to be introduced to our current group of Digital Tech Specialists.
We reduce the administrative risks and costs of hiring staff to your business. All our candidates go through predictive A.I. screening, telephone discussions, face-to-face interviews and technical assessments to ensure they are of the highest calibre before we recruit them.
All recruits undergo an intensive 12-week academy programme consisting of multiple technical modules. After learning a set of fundamental skills, each recruit then specialises in a particular skillset (including Pega, DevOps, cloud, software development or RPA) before undergoing an SFIA assessment.
Following graduation and deployment, we ensure our talent continues to develop and learn through:
- Pastoral care – provided by a dedicated liaison team to allow our talent to devote their time and effort to your business needs.
- Continuous professional development (CPD) – provided by a specialist management team to improve our talent's capabilities.
We work with our talent to answer any questions they may have – allowing you a seamless, no-hassle on-boarding process.
How can our model help you?
Overcome your skills gap
Tell us the skills you need and we will source the most capable candidates, provide them with specialised technical training, and work with you to ensure they hit the ground running in your teams.
Remove hiring headaches
Our tech specialists go through stringent testing before deployment, and you can trial them for up to 2 years. With high satisfaction levels, 75% of our people go on to accept full-time positions.
We can deploy immediately in hard-to-hire locations. Our consultants are geographically flexible and will relocate anywhere in the UK, with QA covering accommodation and travel costs.
Reduce administrative costs
Our tech specialists are employed by QA during deployment, removing IR35 risks, employment liabilities and associated costs. Our senior consultants also take care of all the day-to-day admin.
Retain knowledge and IP
Our model is not only a more cost-effective option – it reliably helps customers retain valuable product and business knowledge, helping you build a long-term pipeline of skilled talent in your organisation.
Flexible resourcing options
Whatever your requirements, we can meet them. We offer tailored teams, super-fast deployment, flexible deployment length, early in-sourcing, early termination and swapping-out, to suit every business need.
You tell us the skills you need and our tech specialists join your team to work on your technical projects.
This enables you to rapidly increase your technical capability without paying for expensive external contractors. If you're satisfied, then a permanent transfer can be agreed, future-proofing any investment you make in internal training.
Also, our tech specialists remain PAYE employees of QA whilst deployed with you, eliminating IR35 risks.
If you’re looking for a ready-made 'structured' team, then we can provide one for you.
We will assemble a team made up of our junior tech specialists and assign one of our senior consultants to lead them and project manage their deployment.
The perfect way to hit the ground running with your technical requirements.
Have bespoke requirements?
- Whether you have an existing team to upskill or you're looking to build a new team, we can work with you to tailor a solution.
- We can customise our academy to meet your exact requirements and even deliver onsite, bringing our academy to you.
- Tech specialists report directly to you from day one; we offer expertise, bespoke academy training and support.
At QA we have the expertise to offer a complete training solution. From identifying potential skills gaps to providing training for existing employees alongside our academy, we help build the technical capability you require to drive growth and competitive advantage for your business.
QA is the only BCS-accredited technical training academy
Our industry-leading tech training academy is gaining plaudits. The BCS has awarded QA the status of a BCS Accredited Training Academy – we are the only academy to have achieved this status in the UK. Our tech specialists have been shown to exceed the predicted SFIA level 3 on leaving the academy, highlighting the exceptional training and practical skills that we provide.
Continued professional development (CPD)
We don’t stop after the academy. We are passionate about supporting the growth and development of academy graduates, offering access to:
We recognise the importance of nurturing talent. We continue to mentor and expand the skills of our people while on placement, with regular contact through our specialist liaison team to ensure your satisfaction.
Cloud Academy is the leading enterprise digital skills platform. Through our Cloud Academy platform we provide unlimited access to guided learning paths, hands-on labs, and skill assessments.
QA provide all Academy graduates with BCS ACIM membership, enabling them to improve their skills and undertake the professional standard RITTech, benchmarked against SFIAplus.
See how QA Talent can help you:
"We have been working with QA to build the internal capability of our Developers, DevOps and Test Engineers. We have been very impressed by the professionalism, technical skills and consistency of the QA Academy consultants, and will continue to integrate the majority into the Home Office team."
Steve Thomson | Programme Director
National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP)
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