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Data Science Apprenticeship

Virgin Media
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£30,000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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18-24 months
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Do you want to play a huge part in keeping our customers connected? Would you like to study, learn and work towards a professional qualification? Join us on our Data Scientist Apprentice Scheme and you can have it all! 




Our mission is to be the second biggest fibre infrastructure in the UK, and this team is where it all starts. This Data Scientist Apprenticeship is all about understanding what data says and what it does for our business. The team you'll work in sources, organises and analyses huge datasets to resolve particular problems and then presents their solutions back to the business for review and action. Data Scientists make a huge impact on our business, and you could too.  




Build skills for the future  


On the Data Scientist apprenticeship scheme, you will use past performance data to predict how new projects will perform. By the end of the scheme, you’ll be a pro at sourcing, extracting, storing and analysing data. You could find yourself responsible for:  


Analysing data sources to predict projects costs, buildability and our predicted revenue 


Strategic outlay and planning of how we build networks  


Solving problems faced by Virgin Media through analytics and data science  


Creating and managing algorithms and complex optimisations 




What we look for  


Every now and then, you’ll come across something that you’re not 100% sure about how to take care of, so building positive relationships with the Network Expansion (Netex) team is important. Our teams work together to get the job done efficiently. Other skills that are preferable, but not essential include:  






‘Out of the box’ thinking  


Analytical thinking  




We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.  




What’s in it for you  


You will be working  towards a MSc Digital and Tech Solutions Masters and a Level 7 Specialist Apprenticeship qualification, secured by a final assessment. Plus, you’ll enjoy our amazing employee benefits, such as:  


25 days holiday  


Your birthday off every year  


Employee discounts on mobile, broadband and TV services  


...and loads more! 




What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship?  


Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job.  As a result, you'll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us.  




Virgin Media and O2 have joined forces   

Virgin Media and O2 joined forces combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely available broadband speeds. We’re the corporate brand of a 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA and are now one of the UK’s largest businesses.   

We have exciting times ahead, and it’s a brilliant time to join us. 


Apprenticeship:  MSc Digital and Tech Solutions Masters and a Level 7 Specialist Apprenticeship 
Duration: 24 months 
Start Date: 12th September 2022 


Locations: Manchester 
Requirements: 2:2 (or equivalent) in a STEM related degree 
Salary: Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £32,000 after 12 months. Final salaries are from £42,000+ amazing benefits 



Our business might have first burst into life in 2007, but our history is the history of phone, TV and internet in the UK. Why? Simple. Because we’re its future. Our culture is led by ideas and pioneers, challenge and creativity, and diversity and opportunity – it’s about always looking forward and the truth is we’re just getting warmed up.

Our network may be the biggest in the UK and Europe, unrivalled for its power and speed. But we’re not resting. We’re investing. In the network and our people. We plan to invest an additional £40 million over the next three years to refurbish key sites and acquire new alternative sites for our people.

Right now, our combination of voice, broadband and video products, combined with TiVo, sets the standard in homes across the nation. The future is all about going beyond the home, and beyond the norm. We’re going to explode the possibilities – giving people the communication, entertainment and connectivity they want, whenever and wherever they want it.

Virgin Media is building connections that really matter.  If it matter to our clients, then it really matters to us.

We’ve got a very different way of looking at the world, and it shows in what we're like as a place to work. It’s not a nine-to-five, clock in and tune out sort of place. And there’s no corporate mask to put on at the door – you can just be yourself. So, you'll be joining a bunch of people who are naturally adventurous, inventive and never stop questioning to make sure we aren’t missing a trick. 

As part of our varied apprenticeship schemes, we’re committed to helping talented people move onwards and upwards through our business. All of our schemes are designed to give you the knowledge, skills, experience and exposure you need to progress and develop a rewarding Virgin Media career.

When you’re part of the Virgin Media family you can trust us to do the right thing by you. So we go all-out to be a great place to work – and we offer some pretty impressive benefits too. Join us, and in return, you’ll get brilliant training and loads of mentoring to help you blaze a trail through our business. We promise you’ll have more than a little fun along the way!

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