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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.