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


Angelica Charry

On-site at Linklaters 

“It was not very common that a company offers you the opportunity to learn and also work.”

Angelica is a principal consultant at QA Consulting and joined the Academy over 5 years ago. Since graduating, Angelica has gained valuable experience working for clients and she is currently placed at Linklaters LLP as a .Net software developer. 

Watch Angelica’s video here

Jessica Maddocks

Jessica Maddocks

On-site at Capgemini

“The best thing about QA is the training regime, the architecture of the whole training scheme.”

Jessica joined QA Consulting in 2016. Her friend joined QA Consulting and thought it was a brilliant place to fast-track their career and that Jessica would benefit from the experience! She is currently based on-site with Capgemini as an automation developer.

Watch Jessica’s video here 

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Joshua White

On-site at Fujitsu

‘The work life balance is the best I’ve ever had at a job’

Since Graduating Joshua has tried teaching, landscaping and had numerous job interviews. Since starting with QA Consulting in 2016 he knows being an IT Consultant was the right career path for him. He now specialises in ServiceNow working for one of our biggest clients.

Watch Joshua’s video here 


William Seaford

On-site at Capgemini

“The work life balance is brilliant. Late starts on Monday and drinks on Friday!”

William was attracted to QA Consulting because of the laid back atmosphere and the theoretical aspect of the course. He started at the Academy after finishing a Computer Science Degree.. He was taught in continuous integration, such as Jenkins and Puppet, and finished in Spring.

Watch Williams video here


Mohammed Shareef

On-site at KCOM 

“QA Consulting gives you the chance to learn technologies that Universities can’t”

Mohammed joined QA Consulting back in 2011 after finishing his masters. Mohammed worked at Capgemini as an oracle BPM developer before going to Lockheed Martin as an Oracle Developer. He is looking forward to continuing to develop his skills and eventually become an architect.

Watch Mohammed’s video here 


Ryan Patel

On-site at Northern Trust

‘QA Consulting offer that bridge between University life and starting your first job’

Ryan studied computing at the University of Northampton. Ryan’s current job role is IT Project Manager and involves managing expectations between business and tech from small projects up until larger projects. His future goals are to study and learn technical architecture at various companies so he can move over to a Business Analyst role.

Watch Ryan’s video here 

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 of 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 training 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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