QA Consulting Blog

Tips for a Graduate technical CV that stands out to employers

Posted by Camilla Trigwell on 18/02/17 08:00

You’re ready to apply for jobs, written your CV, sent it off and eagerly awaiting responses. A week passes and you have heard nothing. Maybe it’s time to take another look at your CV.

Putting together a good graduate technical CV is challenging, but done right and it will catch a recruiter’s eye and you’ll be swarmed with phonecalls.


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Topics: Graduate Programme, Top Tips

What is an IT Consultant?

Posted by Camilla Trigwell on 07/11/16 09:00
When searching for jobs I bet you have seen many adverts for 'IT Consultant' and wondered 'what is an IT Consultant?' ... you may have even applied to be one. Very simply, this is what it is:
Systems Analyst + Software Developer + Project Manager = IT Consultant


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Topics: Graduate Jobs, Graduate Programme, IT Consultants, IT Consulting

The QA Symposium welcomes you to Application Development

Posted by Camilla Trigwell on 14/10/16 09:17

We had a fantastic Application Development breakout session at The QA Symposium: Accelerate 2016. The session aimed to take our Consultants through the land of the latest JavaScript frameworks telling us what is new and what we need to know about them.

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Topics: Graduate Programme, The QA Symposium, Application Development

The QA Symposium welcomes you to the world of DevOps

Posted by Camilla Trigwell on 03/10/16 09:30

At the 2016 QA Symposium we learnt a lot about DevOps from our technical lead David Wilcox.

The session was designed to give an overview of some of the key themes in the DevOps movement today and to introduce consultants to the cultural changes needed to implement DevOps practice. The session was largely focused on demonstrating the software which now forms the DevOps toolset in 2016.

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Topics: Graduate Programme, The QA Symposium, DevOps, IT

Oranges, lemons and IT graduate training programmes

Posted by James Brisbane on 13/09/16 09:00

In our recent blog ‘Are Universities teaching the right digital skills?’ we talked about how in 2014 81% of hiring managers said it was “somewhat difficult” to fill open positions due to lack of skills, and 61% said they had hired a person who was not qualified for the role. Another alarming fact is that 13% of computer graduates are still unemployed six months after leaving University.

On the other hand, according to a recent government report, the UK needs another 745,000 workers with digital skills by 2017, which means there’s certainly a high demand for the right candidates.

So, if you’re an IT graduate how do you give yourself the best chance of making the successful move from university to work?

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Topics: Academy, Graduate Programme, Digital Skills Gap

Learning and working at QA Consulting

Posted by James Brisbane on 08/09/16 10:30


Watch principal consultant Angelica talk about the opportunity QA Consulting gave her to learn and work within the IT industry.

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Topics: Academy, Software Developers, Graduate Programme, Tech Consultants

An IT graduate programme can be fun!

Posted by Camilla Trigwell on 30/08/16 10:43

Why join an IT Graduate Programme? Beyond the technologies and the big names that wow your peer group, what really makes a one of a kind IT graduate programme?

We all need that training before you can practice your career at any meaningful level. With so many choices, it’s maybe natural to narrow your choice and veer towards the most well-known entry level jobs in the hope that it is everything it’s been made out to be.

But, not everybody is looking for money and status. Some people want different types of rewards from their jobs, like satisfaction, fun and social gains.

Why not have it all?

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Topics: Graduate Programme, IT, QA, QA Academy

Moving can be hard, but it doesn't have to be

Posted by Camilla Trigwell on 23/08/16 14:01

Depending on the your career path it’s very likely after University you will move around.. A lot! From shared flats, to shared houses to living independently for the first time.

The process can be stressful at times, and it can be hard to move away from home and live independently. But it will also be one of the best experiences of your life!

Have a look at some of our top tips to moving away.

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Topics: Graduate Programme, Moving, IT, QA Consulting

How in-demand tech and social skills training works for two QA graduates

Posted by Camilla Trigwell on 15/08/16 14:10
Technology is inescapable. It pervades every aspect of our lives from how we work, play and live, and it’s a revolution that will continue to grow. Because of this, students who now consider a career in technology will face some difficulties.
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Topics: Computer Science, Graduate Programme, Graduate Scheme, Consultancy, IT, IT Consulting, QA Academy, success, IT industry

QA Consulting wins 4th Best Tech Company for Graduates!

Posted by Camilla Trigwell on 04/07/16 16:46


We are proud to announce that QA Consulting, part of the QA Group, has been voted the 4th Best Tech company for Graduates to Work For and in the top quartile of Top 100 Companies for Graduates to Work For in 2016/17.

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Topics: Graduate Training, Academy, Graduate Programme, IT, Software Development, Technology, The Job Crowd

Our consultants are key to our business.

Each and every one of our Consultants go through our Graduate Programme, giving them the technical education with industry-standard certifications and professional expertise.

We offer expertise across many technologies, providing our customers with consultants across a wide variety of roles, from assisting new enterprises, bridging skills gaps in existing teams and the delivery of new projects.


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