Who is the programme aimed at?

The SDET Academy is bespoke to the DVLA which has been designed to introduce new entrants to a career as a Software Test Engineer. The programme is aimed at individuals with an aptitude to learn and a keen passion for Technology and Testing.

What is the development programme?

  • Two Year Programme
  • Gain and develop software testing skills whilst benefitting from the experience and knowledge of our ITS staff
  • Work towards a number of industry recognised certifications
  • Secure the knowledge and skills for a long-term career in cloud
  • Engineering
  • The programme kicks off with an intense 12-week boot camp
  • Further academic training and qualifications

DVLA Career path

The SDET development programme offers a structured career path that supports your growth as an SDET as you learn more and gain experience.

With on-the-job learning, mentoring, industry recognised training and certification, and experience, Junior SDETs will have the tools to progress to Principal Engineer throughout their career.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have an interest in IT
  • Are committed to the development programme
  • Have enthusiasm to learn
  • Enjoy working with others and being part of a team
  • Are going to make the most of the time you spend with us
  • No formal entry requirements

Success to date

This is our newest programme with 10 recruits and 2 internal engineers starting the programme in October 21. This programme is the first of its kind and has been developed to build the modern skills needed, in a modern software development function.