This year's Software Testing Academy graduates
This year's Software Testing Academy graduates

Cyber-security specialists NCC Group has taken on 30 new recruits that have graduated from its Software Testing Academy.

The Academy offers a structured development programme and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the industry.

The new recruits are stationed in Manchester and Edinburgh, providing outsourced UK-based testing services.

Rather than being exclusive to those who have a background in computer science, the Academy has been made accessible to anyone with transferable skills and interest in the subject. The training process usually takes two years to complete.

In a news release, David Bolton, director at NCC Group said, “The Academy has proven to be a very valuable recruitment tool over the last few years. It's imperative that we are able to address the skills gap in the sector and retraining and up-skilling ambitious individuals, who might not have been to university or worked in the technology industry before, is an effective way to tackle this issue.”