Data Analyst Apprentice

Caplink Limited TA Flexible and Specialist Cables
Alban Point, Hatfield Road, St. Albans, AL4 0JX
£16,000.00 annually
11 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
As our Data Analyst you will be supporting the management team to improve our business intelligence to allow better and more informed decision making, ultimately helping us take the business to the next level.

This is the first pure data analyst role within the business, therefore with the close support of our Finance Manager and Director you will have the opportunity to implement new ideas and really make the role your own.

Your main duties will include:
  • Generating financial reports for all departments across the business
  • Creating and writing new reports to build business intelligence
  • Sales data analysis to identify customer, product trends and sales conversion rates
  • Cost data analysis e.g. pricing
  • Communicating findings to key decision makers in the business by producing easy to digest reports
  • Stock analysis e.g. fast and slow moving stock
  • Developing your own knowledge of IQ (our ERP system) with the support of the Director/Finance Manager and becoming the "go-to" person for simple system queries
  • Building KPI and sales target dashboards in IQ for different teams across the company
  • Working with the Finance Manager to develop sales and purchasing forecasting to support cash flow

Supporting the Director with any ad hoc tasks in relation to analytics or IQ management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong analytical skills and inquisitive mind
  • Logical approach to problem solving and finding resolutions
  • Confident in using Excel to analyse data (e.g. understands how to use V & H-Lookups, Pivot tables, IF Statements)
  • Team orientated work ethic
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to learn our business and systems through the training we provide and through self-development
  • Highly organised with exceptional attention to detail
  • Interest in IT software and learning programming languages/SQL
  • Good communication skills with the ability to break down findings into easy to understand reports
  • Ideally a basic financial/commercial awareness (possibly from studying business or a similar discipline)
  • Would need to be able to commute to our office in St Albans and the University of Bedfordshire in Luton. (Travel costs for training days at the University will be covered by the company).

Personal qualities

We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, ask questions and make a difference. Who has a genuine interest and passion for all things numbers and data related and is looking to build a career in this field.

This would be a fantastic opportunity for someone who has completed or is completing their A-Levels and is looking to continue studying but with hands-on experience at work and earning at the same time. Alternatively for someone looking for a career change into data science/analytics.

We pride ourselves on our values and how we treat each other, therefore a strong team work ethic is essential.

Desired qualifications

Ideally educated to A-Level standard in relevant subjects e.g. mathematics, economics, accounts, IT, business (however will accept applicants with strong GCSEs including mathematics)

Future prospects

For someone who is passionate about doing a good job and willing to continually learn, we will support you in your career progression with FS Cables Ltd. Some of our managers today started as apprentices!

Things to consider

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