What is a Tech Specialist or QAdet?

Technology will impact almost every company, organisation, government and job across the world. It's people with advanced digital skills who will be powering the future.

Here’s what you can expect as a tech specialist – or as we'll affectionately call you, a QAdet (pronounced cadet) – at QA Talent: 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

Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning

You’ll have practical, hands-on learning focused on projects, preparing you to deliver industry-leading technical work.

Professional skills

Professional skills

You’ll get an interactive learning experience within QA Talent, where professional 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.

Ongoing learning

Ongoing learning

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

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.

Your journey as a QA tech specialist

1. Apply 

Good news, the QA Talent application process is different – no CVs, 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 tech specialist.

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 with QA Talent. Your training is designed to develop your technical and business expertise – so you can become a successful tech specialist.

3. Specialise

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.

4. Employment

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.

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Our QA Talent specialisms

We help our tech specialists choose the right training programme and match their strengths and skills to our client's needs and opportunities. 



Our tech specialists who specialise in DevOps learn to manage the relationship between the software development team and IT operations, an increasingly critical role in larger organisations.

Software Development

Software engineer

Our software engineer tech specialists are trained in computer programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing to create and maintain applications and frameworks. They play an important role in making a business more efficient and helping to provide a better IT service.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing

Our cloud computing tech specialists navigate the delivery of computing services over the internet, allowing you to rapidly access IT resources on demand, anywhere, at a low cost. They learn to handle all cloud computing duties including planning, design, deployment, maintenance and support.

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