Reed Business Information Ltd
graduate scheme

Graduate Technology Programme (Quality Assurance)

Job description

Reed Business Information are looking for talented, insightful and innovative graduates to join our 2020 Technology graduate programme specialising in Quality Assurance.

Our graduate roles will place you into the heart of dynamic, best-of-class technology teams working with the newest technologies on an international scale. In every case you will receive a tailored blend of technical, commercial, and soft-skills training/coaching and a carefully mapped career development path.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities:
Working with the latest technologies (AngularJS, NodeJS, Java, .Net), database technologies (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB) and methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDD, DevOps and Continuous Deployment) to name just a few, our QA Graduates work closely with their customers to create innovative and market leading products for clients across the world.

As a QA Analyst you are responsible for system testing within our corporate organisation. You will be supporting current and future projects so being able to manage a busy schedule and multiple tasks is important. In this role, you will gain extensive knowledge of the End-to-End test lifecycle, this is essential to enable you to manage the workload and give accurate time estimates on test effort.

And what about your career after the scheme finishes?
Career development is a big thing for us and we take our PDP (personal development plan) process very seriously. We want you to learn and progress quickly in the direction you want to go and will provide you with the training and support to achieve that at the right pace. The great thing about us, career-wise is that we’re a company made up of leading online businesses so you can develop in three dimensions, vertically through the business, across different brands, and across different functions (if you fancy a change). We’re also an increasingly global business and are often able to offer overseas opportunities either as secondments or on a permanent basis.

What makes us better than the rest?
There are all sorts of graduate roles out there but we are confident that few (if any) can match the combination of benefits that we offer. In addition to great technical and soft-skills training, we offer: an excellent work-life balance, a great social life, structured career planning and a one-year fast-track development programme. Last but not least we offer a generous remuneration package that includes a competitive salary and 'core' benefits such as 25 days’ holiday allowance, two paid charity days (as a business we do a lot of charity work), pension, life assurance scheme and SAYE Share Options Scheme.

Women in technology
RBI is very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 26% of our Technology workforce are women, which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:

  • Mentoring scheme for women in technology
  • Women’s network forum
  • Regularly run events in school about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of women in tech

RBI proudly support the Tech Talent Charter.

What we are looking for

  • Object oriented programming language skills (preferably C#)
  • Relational database exposure
  • A passion for problem solving
  • Hunger for picking up new technologies
  • A commitment to self-improvement

Throughout the scheme you will get exposure to some of the below technologies. So previous experience or an interest in the below is beneficial:

  • Agile/DevOps
  • Statistical analysis
  • NoSQL and distributed database experience
  • Cloud technologies/Terraform/Docker/Kubernetes
  • Data transformation
  • Angular-software engineering platform

Must be able to start on 7 September 2020.


  • Should be a recent graduate
  • STEM (All sciences, technology, economics or maths) related degree-level education or equivalent. computer science or technical related degree desirable

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • computer sciences
  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details


Competitive and extensive benefit package

How to apply

RBI are an equal opportunity employer and all suitable applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 July 2020

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Closing date:  31 July 2020

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