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What is the Planit Graduate Programme?

The Planit Graduate Programme is a great opportunity to commence your career in the booming software testing industry.
Learn all the skills you will need to be a successful software tester - the same skills we teach test professionals from companies across the region!
This six month Graduate Programme commences with four weeks of training followed by real project experience and mentoring. Take part in interesting software development projects!

“Being a part of the Graduate Program at Planit has been the perfect first step in my testing career. Training, support and challenging work is exactly what a student fresh out of University needs and is what Planit has been able to provide.
"Milestones were set up to monitor progress and help growth. This is especially important as consultants where problems or concerns faced at a client site could be discussed and resolutions derived. Long term goals are created with the help of assigned buddies so that our career development is continued after moving on from the Graduate Tester role.”
Patrick Hempstead, former Graduate

How it Works

The Planit Graduate Programme follows a structured recruitment process, with successful candidates offered full-time jobs working on some of the most interesting projects in the region.



Prospective Graduates are invited to apply via our online jobs board

Selection Course 

Short-listed applicants attend a one week Graduate selection course

Graduate Training 

Graduates commence a practical four week training programme

Work Experience 

Apply your skills to in-house projects with client placement within 3 months

On-going Mentoring 

Build your skills and confidence with monthly workshops and buddy programmes


Get qualified, achieving your ISTQB Foundation Certificate

Career Planning 

Engage in career path assessment and 12 month career planning





Graduate Training Overview

Your six month Graduate cycle will commence with four weeks of training full of practical exercises. It includes the following short courses:
Introduction to Planit
Workplace Survival Skills
Creating Quality Requirements
Test Case Design
Test Techniques Workshop
e-Business Testing
Agile Essentials
Risk Based Testing
Introduction to Test Tools




What will you learn?

Your six month Graduate cycle will commence with four weeks of training full of practical exercises. It includes the following short courses:
  • Understand the role of testing in the system development lifecycle
  • Describe the fundamentals of testing
  • Understand the objectives of testing and testing techniques
  • Define and implement a professional approach to testing
  • Undertake functional decomposition and risk analysis of the system under test
  • Define and prioritise test criteria
  • Learn effective test design techniques
  • Be able to interpret test metrics
  • Undertake incident / defect management
  • Recall the roles and responsibilities related to testing
  • Identify the levels of testing and test types
  • Create quality user requirement and functional requirement specifications
  • Understand all aspects of the review process and perform reviews effectively
  • Understand how specifications are use
  • Understand the key concepts behind agile software development
  • Develop SQL skills
  • Understand cloud computing
  • Gain mobile applications testing skills
  • Become an ‘effective defect detective’