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Mission Systems Apprenticeship

4 Alpha Court, Kingsley Road, LN6 3TA
£25,517.00 annually
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Data processing and storage, including on-premise and cloud technologies.

Database systems including relational, data warehousing & online analytical processing, "NoSQL" and real-time approaches; the pros and cons of each approach.

Data-driven decision making and the good use of evidence and analytics in making choices and decisions.

How to design, implement and optimise analytical algorithms - as prototypes and at production scale - using:Statistical and mathematical models and methods.

Advanced and predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, simulations, optimisation, and automation.
Applications such as computer vision and Natural Language Processing.

An awareness of the computing and organisational resource constraints and trade-offs involved in selecting models, algorithms and tools.

Development standards, including programming practice, testing, source control.

The data landscape: how to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate complex information from diverse datasets:Sources of data including but not exclusive to files, operational systems, databases, web services, open data, government data, news and social media.

Data formats, structures and data delivery methods including "unstructured" data.

Common patterns in real-world data.

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

The successful candidate will be working towards the Level 6 Data Scientist Apprenticeship, which will be delivered by the University of Nottingham

The academic programme delivered by the University is a combination of blended learning; which combines remote online learning and face to face block release workshops delivered in Nottingham.

When the apprentice is not undertaking the academic learning at the University, the succesful candidate will be learning on the job and applying their learning from their studies.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprentice will progress into a Data Analysis role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 - 9) Essential
A Level or equivalent in another A Level Subject (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent in another A Level Subject (Grade C-B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) Essential

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to the training provider for the academic elements of the Level 6 Apprenticeship Having an interest and/or experience within computer coding. Matlab &/or Python experience is beneficial but not essential. Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation. You must be prepared to go through the Government Vetting process. For further details please refer to,

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