Data Analyst Apprentice

18 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
Start Date
Data Analyst Apprentice
London, SE1

Team Overview

The Market Intelligence team is the source of critical information and insight within Ofcom, providing data and analysis on the communication industries. It sits within the Strategy & Research Group at Ofcom and provides first class analysis of UK communications market developments that serve as the evidence base for Ofcom's policy and regulatory work. We work collaboratively with other Ofcom teams and with external stakeholders to deliver Ofcom's objectives. Our work includes leading the delivery of Ofcom's annual Communications Market Report and Media Nations.

Purpose of the Role

We are looking for a keen problem solver who enjoys working with data. This apprenticeship will give the successful candidate the opportunity to learn and apply data analysis, data manipulation and data visualisation techniques to support the work of the Ofcom and the Market Intelligence team, while gaining a Level 4 Data Analyst Apprentice qualification.

Requirements of the Role

- Learn how to use data analysis and visualisation tools (primarily Microsoft Excel and Power BI)
- Produce interactive data portals for Ofcom's flagship reports (like Media Nations and the Communications Market Report) under the guidance of the data visualisation lead
- Improve the efficiency of data analysis processes across the Market Intelligence and Market Research teams
- Develop a portfolio of internal data portals for stakeholders
- Support Market Intelligence colleagues with ad hoc projects

Skills, knowledge and experience

- Excellent numeracy skills - ability to interpret data and identify key points and insights, and communicate these to a range of audiences
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- The desire and ability to analyse, manipulate, model and interpret data
- Problem-solving skills
- A methodical and logical approach
- A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques
- Curiosity
- Appreciation of and desire to promote Ofcom's values of excellence, agility, empowerment and collaboration.
- Teamworking skills


Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end-point assessment of the apprenticeship qualification.

Please note, due to the entry requirements of apprenticeships, this opportunity is not open to applicants who already have a data science or similar degree.


- Conducts specific pieces of analysis and visualisation using spreadsheets, Power BI, and other tools as appropriate
- Demonstrates a 'can do' attitude to identifying solutions
- Identifies practical options when there is more than one solution available
- Takes proactive steps to keep improving their own professional skills
- Shows flexibility and responsiveness to changing priorities

Ofcom is an equal opportunities employer and committed to equality of opportunity for all. As a disability, confident employer, all disabled candidates who meet all the essential criteria of a job description will be guaranteed an interview.

Please note, the closing date for applications is the 7th January 2019.

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