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Apprentice Data Analyst

The Akzonobel Building Wexham Road, Slough, SL2 5DS
£18,711.00 annually
Closing date
14 Oct 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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What will the apprentice be doing?

If you have A levels or equivalent in a technical subject and are interested in working with data this is an incredible opportunity to launch your career in a business that is a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel is home to well-known brands, such as the UK's favourite Dulux paint, and has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK & Europe. We are now recruiting an Apprentice to join our Design and Knowledge Management (D&KM) team and work with internal customers to deliver high quality analyses to assist data driven decision making. Your work will support value engineering projects, new product development, new innovations, raw material harmonisation and complexity reduction activities for the business in the UK and other parts of our global operation.

The training route for this role includes completing level 4 Data Analyst training via Digital Native in London then progression onto a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship. 20% of your time will be allocated to training you to degree level, the rest of the time will be working and adding value to our business.

The Role
  • Assist in gathering datasets and from a variety of sources
  • Receive training to work towards becoming a Data Analyst
  • Carry out analysis to accelerate Research & Development projects
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design experiments using statistical methods to build understanding of best formulating practices
  • Track progress of experiments & keep all stakeholders informed
  • Collaborate with local & global teams to provide guidance and assistance in analysing & visualising data
  • Support the development of new experimental capabilities
  • Work safely & in-line with company & legal regulations

Modules covered in training
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Data Tools
  • Data Quality
  • Corporate, Legal and Moral aspects of Technology and Data
  • The Data and Analytics Lifecycles
  • Story Telling with Data
  • Big Data Fundamentals

About You
  • A' levels in science/Maths/IT based subjects
  • Interest in IT and data
  • Proficient in MSOffice
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key
  • Enjoys sharing knowledge & skills
  • Curiosity to question & a willingness to learn

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As part of the Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship standard, you'll be registered as a member with the British Computer Society and be on a fast track to an industry recognised qualification and your dedicated industry coach will support you through a blended approach that will include remote, in person, 1-2-1 and group learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will progress on a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship and continue to develop your skills as a data analyst.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English language (Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Science, Computer Science or similar (Grade A - C) Essential

Things to consider

We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including: Competitive Salary (depending on experience) 25 days holiday excluding bank holidays Income protection Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores Employee Assistance Programme Employee Life Assurance Company pension Product discounts Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including childcare vouchers, Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!
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