The world’s largest online sports betting site to take a skills-based approach to recruitment
Hillside Technology, (bet365’s technology business) has launched the bet365 Software Testing Academy. Initially run from the company’s Stoke offices, the Academy is designed to expand bet365’s reach into both traditional and non-traditional job markets, with recruiters focusing on core skills rather than experience.
bet365 aims to inspire both those already seeking careers in technology as well as those who haven’t considered one in the past, but who have the skills to thrive in it. The company will assess five core competencies considered crucial for software testing. They include communication, attention to detail, prioritisation, knowledge retention and analytical skills.
Successful applicants start by entering a training program supported by mentors from the test teams. Combining theory with practical, hands-on learning in active technical projects, the training will cover both the fundamentals of software testing and provide overviews of important areas including, functional and regression testing, Jira, qTest, and test design.
Once completed, trainees are then placed into a testing team, where they continue their journey, being able to work jointly and independently on a range of workstreams and exposed to a variety of testing techniques and products to further enhance and develop their skills. Training is provided throughout through internal training courses and external courses such as ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level.
“If you’re interested in technology, struggling to break into the industry, or looking for work that utilises your analytical, organisational and communication skills, this is a fantastic opportunity to kick start your career” Kamal Kaaba, CEO Hillside Technology, Ltd.
Kamal went on to say that “By focusing on the desired core competencies of a Tester, as opposed to recent or previous career experience, we hope to create a recruitment programme that offers those possessing the right skills an opportunity to apply for a role that otherwise they might have thought unachievable or not considered.”
The bet365 Software Testing Academy has already welcomed their first intake for the inaugural program, however you are in luck as they’re planning to launch their Manchester edition in Spring 2023 with applications now open! Assessment dates are scheduled for 21st February and 22nd February.
Founded in 2000 in North Staffordshire, bet365 is the world’s largest online sports betting company. It employs more than 6,000 people, is live in 21 languages and delivers an unrivalled online experience to over 80 million customers worldwide. Giving its development teams the freedom to innovate is key to its success. Today bet365 continues to push technological boundaries and break new ground in software innovation.
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