Overview

 The Job Ready Program is designed for people wanting to get their first software tester job in IT Industry.  This includes international software qualification course, Internship and job placement support.  Participants will be led by  experienced tester expert the entire way, and receive hands-on coaching, one-on-one mentoring. 

How it works

Learning Theory 

To be a tester, international standard theory for tester is required. our program is based on ISTQB syllabus and Glossary. Soft skills are included.

International Certificate

Be a ISTQB certified tester. ISTQB has administered over 700,000 exams in over 117 countries world-wide. 

Job Support

Provides necessary support to take a next step. Be offered opportunities for employment through our government project partner and commercial partners

Practical skills

Prepare and learn for real-life software testing skill used in New Zealand Government projects and commercial world. 

Internship in real project

Have “Real-life” job experience testing by involving in government invested, large scale, reputable projects in all over the New Zealand.

Job References

Be able to provide prospective employers with local references

Course

Practical Course – ISTQB Foundation Certificate (8 Weeks)

The course covers principles and standards in testing, test management, test phases, reviews and inspections, a large number of test techniques for both white-box and black box testing and test tools.

  • Practical Software Testing exercise
  • The fundamental principles of Software Testing
  • How testing fits into the development lifecycle
  • The importance of test process, objectives, techniques and tools
  • Essential functional and non-functional test methods
  • Basic test design and measurement techniques
  • Fundamental test management principles
  • How to select and implement tools effectively

Duration : 8 Weeks

  • 2 sessions per week
  • 3 hours per session in the morning/afternoon/evenings
  • Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu

Exam

Exam – ISTQB Foundation Certification

Participants need to sit the ISTQB Software Foundation exam in order to acquire the certification. The exam format is outlined below:

  • 40 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • Closed book 

Participants need to achieve 65% in order to pass the examination.

Duration : 1 Hour

The exam will take place at the end of the course.

  • 1 Hour Exam (1 Hour + 15 Minutes for participants whose first language is not English)  

Internsihp

Government Project / Commercial  Project Internship

After your 8 weeks of practical course and if you pass the ISTQB certification exam, you will start the government project or commercial project internship (unpaid). 

This Internship provides Career-oriented IT Skills (Testing). Analysis skills and Communication skills are also led by Mentor. We guarantee the quality of internship and its opportunities. The internship is where you gain government project and/or commercial project experience which can then be nicely added to your CV/Resume. There are projects for Full-time or Part-time (3 days per week)  or Part-time (Evenings).  The internship, location and schedule will be arranged at the end of the practical course.
Participants may choose the project that they are interested in.  In most cases, we will require you to sign a internship contract at the beginning of the project prior to starting your internship. You will be working in the office within a team and will be required to follow the project policies, regulation and requirements.

You will be guided by senior  testers 1:1 mentoring system.

Duration : 8 Weeks

Our internship program is for 2 months contract with the option to request an extension. This extension should be agreed by relevant authorities. Terms and Conditions apply. Due to nature of Internship,  we don’t guarantee Full time Job offer. However, a lot of our faithful internships are getting full time job offer. we will do our best to meet employer’s expectation together with you.

Employers

Current Employers  

Auckland Council, St John (Staffs: 2,500), Vector (Staffs: 2,000), Vodafone (Staffs: 3,000), Spark (Staff: 6,000), Datacom (Staffs: 5,000) and more

Job Support

Interview Simulation 

We will have an interview simulation with you to prepare real job interview. 

Job Reference Letter

We will issue Job Reference Letter with recommendation. This will be beneficial for getting an ideal job. This letter includes names, address and phone number of who issue the letter.

Interview with current employers

After you complete the internship or while you are doing internship, your dedicated recruiter will arrange an job interview with your current internship employer.

Dedicated Recruiter

We will assign your dedicated recruiter who will work with you to prepare for an interview. 

CV Review & writing

We will provide standard New Zealand style CV format and review your CV. Then we’ll provide some recommendation of updates for your CV to maximize an opportunities.

Job Interviews with potential employers

After you complete the internship or while you are doing internship, your dedicated recruiter will arrange an job interview with other potential employers to maximize an job employment. We guarantee at least 5 job interviews with potential employers.

Entry Requirement

There are no entry prerequisites for this program, so everyone is able to attend.

We recommend participants have a relevant English skill because the program will be run in English. 

Therefore, following receipt of a completed application and payment, we will review and may interview you in person to determine whether you are eligible for the program or not. If you are not eligible for the program, we will refund in full amount you paid.

DATES & SCHEDULES

Intake date – 2018

The  Job Ready Program intake dates for 2018 are 

  • 15 Jan 2018
  • 5 Mar 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 23 Jul 2018
  • 3 Sep 2018
  • 22 Oct 2018
  • 3 Dec 2018

intake date – 2019

The Job Ready Program Intakes dates for 2019 are 

  • 4 Feb 2019
  • 18 Mar 2019 
  • 6 May 2019
  • 17 Jun  2019
  • 29 Jul 2019
  • 2 Sep 2019
  • 7 Oct 2019

tester job in nz

high Salary 

According to the research of CareerNZ and absolute IT, tester job’s salary is 

  • Lower Average : $60 per Hour
  • Medium Average : $90 per Hour
  • Upper Average : $100 per Hour

lots Job Opportunity 

There are 1,200 tester jobs are listed on seek New Zealand (www.seek.co.nz)

Long-term Shortage List in  New Zealand 

Software Tester is listed in New Zealand Government (Immigration New Zealand)  as a long-term skill shortage list. (http://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/software-tester/)

  • Skilled Immigration

    If you have enough points and meet the requirements then you may be eligible to apply for a Resident Visa under the Skilled Migrant Category

  • Work to Residence 
    If you have a permanent or long-term job offer and meet the work, qualification, age, health and character requirements you could apply for a Work to Residence visa under the Long Term Skill Shortage List work visa. This is a temporary work visa for up to 30 months.

Career Path  

$10,000

$20,000

$35,000

Have “Real-life” job experience testing by involving in government invested, large scale, reputable projects in all over the New Zealand.

Allocate you a dedicated mentor who has more than 20+ years testing experiences who will work with you, helping you find the best practice

Weekly internship performance report will be given to find out things to be improved

After completion of successful of internship, we’ll provide a prospective employers with local references

All our candidates will have an international software testing certificates called ISTQB certified tester. ISTQB has administered over 700,000 exams in over 117 countries world-wide and recognized by NZ and AU too. Be a part of over 500,000 ISTQB certified tester network. (www.istqb.org)

You will have a full access to our online training contents. 

Our community provides more than 35,000 software testing related ebooks, articles and certification resources. All FREE. 120,000 testers are sharing each others. (softwaretesters.net)

Included all the benefits from Internship Plan 

After you complete the internship or while you are doing internship, your dedicated recruiter will arrange job interviews with other potential employers to maximize an job employment. We guarantee at least 10 job interviews with potential employers.

Allocate you a dedicated recruiter who has more than 10+ years job placement and interview experiences who will work with you, helping you find suitable job

Weekly interview simulation with English professors 

Weekly CV review session will be held to support your to prepare best CV for you

Included all the benefits from Job Interview Plan

Dedicated recruiter will arrange job interviews with potential employers to maximize an job employment. We guarantee job within 6 months.

We’ll keep arrange full time Job Interviews . There is no limit. 

Provided exclusive job opportunities from more than 40 companies from our internal networks 

Allocate you a dedicated recruiter who has more than 10+ years job placement and interview experiences who will work with you, helping you find suitable job

All your fees are on Trust Account. Which means SAFE, We’ll refund fees if we fail to find you a full time job based on our policy. Detail refund policy can be found out terms and condition page.

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