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There are lots of courses online that can help give an introduction to Software Testing. It would be a good idea to consider automation and manual testing courses as this will certainly help in preparation for the role.
A role in software testing will require you to have strong attention to detail, be confident in self resolving issues which can arise at any time and have the determination to continue learning new technologies.
If you have good technical and analytical skills already I recommend learning as much as you can about the business so you understand how you can support it.
If you don’t already have technical skills, then there are multiple different avenues you can take in IT. Find out what interests you and learn more about it. SQL, C# and automation are good technical skills to have, and understanding methodologies like ITIL, Agile/Scrum/Kanban can give a good background of how IT teams tend to work.
PayPoint drives innovation to stand out in their market and to improve the lives of customers, clients and retailers, and so there is always something new and challenging on the horizon in IT.
Throughout my career here, I have had opportunities to grow and learn new skills, and I’m definitely not alone in this.
I have been working at PayPoint since 2011 and presently work as a Senior Developer/ Development Lead. I started my career in PayPoint as an Application Services Developer in the Application Services team, and quickly progressed to a Senior in this team. I was then given the opportunity to move to the Development team as a Software Developer and soon after was promoted to a Senior Developer role.
In my current role, I have been given opportunities to manage both internal and external development resource; design and subsequently, code software solutions, including writing unit and, where applicable, integration tests; as well as regularly attend meetings with key stakeholders.
After gaining experience and studying I progressed up the ladder into Financial Control and to my current role of Management Accountant; now managing a team of two. PayPoint have been and are continuing to be very supportive in my ongoing journey to becoming a Chartered Accountant. It’s great to combine my industry experience and financial theory everyday within my role.
One of the best parts of PayPoint is that they give me the opportunity to volunteer on the Charity Committee which is really fulfilling. I also support and mentor local schools giving students practical commercial experience and working with them to improve their interview skills for when they start their own journeys.
I enjoy giving something back to the community and am thankful that the company support me in this.
I started at PayPoint in 2007 as a temp. I had already completed a year at Tesco in an IT role. The team I started in was called Field Development. I got the opportunity to develop new ways of working, implement processes and work with lots of different areas of the business. My Excel skills are strong and I have developed a keen interest in Finance. I am now studying towards my CIMA qualification and am currently in a Commercial Finance Analyst role.
I believe in the company values and seeing them lived out each day keeps me inspired and motivated.
My role is very varied and includes rolling forecasts and annual plans, building models to analyse and evaluate new revenue streams, scenario analysis to help with strategic decisions such as pricing proposals, monthly KPI and financial reporting to the Executive Board, analysis for interim and full year reporting, and I also manage a Senior Commercial Analyst.
As I work in Commercial Finance and partner with the Product Managers keeping up to date with market changes is key as it gives you the ability to challenge, support and add value to plans and forecasts. Also, being able to adapt and challenge the status quo is crucial as often there are more efficient methods of achieving something.
Due to the size of PayPoint there is regular exposure to the Senior Leadership team which is great for career development.
There is also a newly refurbished on-site gym with great facilities.
When a field sales role came up near where I lived I applied and was offered a 6 month secondment. I was determined to make it work and I knew that planning, strong diary management and being highly organised were key to me being offered the role on a permanent basis.
During my time at head-office I developed strong relationships with all the teams I now need to liaise with in my current role. This has helped me enormously and I regularly visit head-office to maintain these relationships and keep up to date on any developments.