Data Analyst Apprentice

1, Cygnet Way, Hungerford, RG17 0YL
£14,500.00 annually
14 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The primary role of a Data Analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight. Data analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data. They work across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders/customers issues. They document and report the results of data analysis activities making recommendations to improve business performance. They have a good understanding of data structures, database
systems and procedures and the range of analytical tools used to undertake a range of different types of analyses.

Daily you will
  • Identify, collect and migrate data to/from a range of internal and external systems
  • Manipulate and link different data sets as required
  • Interpret and apply the organisations data and information security standards, policies and procedures to data management activities
  • Collect and compile data from different sources
  • Perform database queries across multiple tables to extract data for analysis
  • Perform routine statistical analyses and ad-hoc queries
  • Use a range of analytical techniques such as data mining, time series forecasting and modelling techniques to identify and predict trends and patterns in data
  • Assist production of performance dashboards and reports
  • Assist with data quality checking and cleansing
  • Apply the tools and techniques for data analysis, data visualisation and presentation
  • Assist with the production of a range of ad-hoc and standard data analysis reports
  • Summarise and present the results of data analysis to a range of stakeholders making recommendations
  • Works with the organisation's data architecture

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of a range of data protection and legal issues
  • Understanding of the data life cycle and different types of data, including open and public data, administrative data, and research data.
  • Understanding of the differences between structured and unstructured data, the fundamentals of data structures, database system design, implementation and maintenance
  • Awareness of the importance of the domain context for data analytics and quality issues that can arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve these.
  • Knowledge of processes and tools used for data integration including the steps involved in carrying out routine data analysis tasks and how to use and apply industry standard tools and methods for data analysis.
  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

Personal qualities

  • Have a genuine interest in business IT and solving technical problems
  • Can work as part of a team, so excellent communication skills and teamwork are essential, as are an ability to organise a varied workload
  • Contribute their ideas and think for themselves
  • Are up for a challenge, can use their own initiative to solve problems, and can demonstrate good attention to detail
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility and use your own initiative to tackle problems

Desired qualifications

  • Have, or are predicted, at least five GCSEs or equivalent at Level C/4 or above that include English Language, maths and ideally either ICT or Computer Science
  • Have a minimum of two A Levels, a Level 3 Apprenticeship, or other equivalent qualification or experience

Future prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you may be offered a permanent contract dependant on the needs of the business ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation.

Things to consider

  • You must also be eligible to work in the UK

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