Welcome to
The QA Graduate Programme

We develop long-term partnerships with
the worlds most successful software companies

Join The QA Graduate Programme today
to fast-track your career in Software Development and IT Consultancy

At The QA Academy, we train you to work as an IT Consultant in the latest, in-demand software

World class training
Train in leading softwares

Our Graduate Programme will give you the skills in high in-demand technologies that allow you the opportunity to work with industry leading clients. Your 12 week training will start with Enterprise Architecture before you specialise in a high in-demand technology.

Career Progression
Fast-track your career in IT Consultancy

After the 2 year programme there are many career opportunities. Having been placed on site and gaining real project experience with one of our high-profile clients you will have gained valuable hands on experience in your specialised technology.

4th best IT Consulting Company
We care about you

In 2016 QA Consulting was voted the 4th best IT consulting company for Graduates to work for in the UK by TheJobCrowd. We are proud to know our IT Consultants think so highly of us.

Our Community
Professional, hardworking and fun

We have grown rapidly over the last few years and this has been achieved because of the talented people who work for us. Thats why we pride ourselves on having a fun, working environment! This helps to create a campus feel combined with a professional approach to developing a career in IT Consultancy.

How does The QA Academy work?


Your first job out of University really matters and we want to give you the technical experience to excel, working at some of the leading organisations in the UK. We fast-track your career by offering 12-weeks of IT training in high in-demand technologies. You will then work onsite with one of our industry-leading clients. We offer you all of this in a place thats professional, hardworking and fun with pool competitions and after work drinks on fridays!


Our unique pathway is designed to give you the technical and professional expertise, as well as a minimum of two years industry experience on site with one of our clients.. You train you in the latest technologies, starting with Enterprise Architecture before you specialise in a high in-demand technology. During this period our trainers assess your skills alongside our client needs and tailor the programme so you are fully prepared to move to client site.


Once you move onto client-site you are not forgotten! During this time we will support you all the way. From inspiring trainers to supportive consultant liaison officers, we wouldn’t be the company we are without these incredible teams. They support you throughout your whole time making sure you have no problems during training or on client-site and that you don’t miss out on any of our social events, like paintball!

What happens next?

Step one

Applying to be an IT Consultant for QA Consulting is pretty straightforward, plus we have jobs starting all year round so there no need to wait. If you have a 2:1 degree in Computer Science or STEM course. Then apply today!

Apply now

Step two

One of the guys from our recruitment team will be in contact with you to talk through your CV. They fully understand that starting a new job can be daunting and will offer you advice and help throughout the whole recruitment process.

Any questions about the next steps, what you should wear… these are the people to ask

Step three

Don’t worry, it won’t be an assessment day like you’re thinking. This consists of a quick Java test, some group tasks and interviews. And, your definitely not competing – we want everyone to do well and join our business! It is also a good opportunity to visit our training facilities and see what we are all about.

Why not take a look at our top 10 tips to succeed at a graduate assessment day. 

Success Stories

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Angelica Charry

Onsite at Linklaters 

After studying Computer Science at the Universidad Minuto De Dios I decided to carry on with further education gaining a Masters in Science of Information Technology at the University of East London. I was approached by QA Consulting and thought it was a fantastic opportunity to get certified in niche technologies that not every company had capability to train you in.

After completing the Graduate Programme I joined a blended team of developers at VOA where I had the opportunity to work with the latest development tools such as MVC3 AND C#, JavaScript, jQuery as well as styling web pages using CSS3.

I am now working as a .NET Consultant at Linklaters as part of another blended team. I have been involved in three different projects all of them based on ASP, .NET, C# and BV.NET. I am also pleased to be supporting junior .NET Consultants in helping them improve their skills.


Bob Harvey

Working at NETbuilder Ltd 

I look back at my time at QA Consulting with fond memories. The training started immediately and the first two weeks were brilliant.

QA Consulting are really up to speed with current popular and expensive software solutions and provided that knowledge to the trainees whilst giving us the material and freedom required to learn the necessary skill to go into the technology industry.

I was given the opportunity to develop a live trading software platform and trusted to write auto hedging solutions, along with going onsite and training clients on the use of that software. I found this to be a big boost in confidence and gave me a lot of belief in myself.

I particular remember the amount of social events and fun we had – a nice balance of work and play! It really is like being a part of a family.

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Herve & Cedric Muganda

Currently working at NETbuilder Ltd/onsite at Capgemini

Herve Muganda

I joined The QA Consulting Academy in January 2014 after successfully completing my Bachelors degree in Computer Science at the University of Westminster.

I began my training in Enterprise Architecture and Java, then progressed onto BPM and SOA. Since leaving the Academy I joined Capgemini working onsite in Telford on PEGA projects for a large government department and a world class airport.

Cedric Muganda

After successfully completing my Computer Science degree at City University I joined The QA Consulting Academy.

I trained in Adobe Experience Manager and testing and have since been involved in various projects as a Test Analyst for many clients such as Lockheed Martin, as well as Project Manager at Allied Irish Banks.

I am now working as a Project Manager and Test Analyst in a project for Allied Irish Banks.

The trainers are fantastic and the clients they have are staggering. I never dreamt I’d be in the position I am so quickly!

Christian Garrido - Consultant

About The QA Graduate Programme

Your first job out University really matters and we want to give you the technical experience to excel as an IT Consultant, working at some of the leading organisations in the UK. We do this by offering you 12 weeks of training in high in-demand technologies.

The training fees are covered by QA Consulting along with luxury living accommodation. All we ask from you is to represent us for a minimum of two years.

Our Graduates can expect a warm welcome when arriving at our Academy in Manchester. We want to make the transition from University to work as easy as possible for you, so we have a team in place to make sure this happens.

We have social hours on Fridays, late starts on Mondays, and drinks in Media City every 6 weeks to help you get to know your colleagues and enjoy the number 1 city in the UK.

Once you have finished traning you will work on-site with one of our industry-leading clients. We will support you during this time with personal development opportunities, social events, consultants’ conference and much more.

If you are an ambitious person and a good performer, your growth opportunities as an IT Consultant are limitless. This is your journey, how far you go is up!

We have a unique training programme that matches hot topics and leading software with client projects

Our network of partner companies means we provide you with  exciting opportunities 

Apply today to start your
career as an IT Consultant in the QA Graduate Programme

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