Data Analyst Apprentice

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The Open University
PO Box 197, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ
£17,361.00 annually
03 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
We are looking for a highly ambitious Data Analyst Apprentice to join our award winning Marketing Communications unit here at The Open University. Reporting into our Management Information (MI) Manager and part of our Strategy & Insight team this new role sits at the heart of our unit and in it you will have gain oversight and understanding of an integrated Marketing and Communications team & play an important part in its ongoing success.

The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence. We transform lives through education. This role ultimately helps people from all walks of life to realise their ambitions - whilst enabling you to achieving yours.
Main responsibilities in this role are:
  • Your primary responsibility will be to organize and analyze data to provide business insight for our operation
  • This includes the population and associated analysis of regular reports that enable us to understand progress against Strategic and Commercial objectives
  • You will provide timely andhigh quality management information that enables us to understand drivers of performance as well as make recommendations for improvement
  • This role will also cover ad hoc, deep dive analysis into key areas of focus
  • Our desire to take an evidence anddata led approach means your work will have a tangible and demonstrable impact on our performance
  • You will be encouraged to proactively arrange and contribute to meetings to review and understand briefs, communicate progress against requirements anddeliver your findings
  • You will be expected to support the process by which we set our new Student Number targets feeding your analytical insight into the target setting process
  • To build and develop positive relationships with key stakeholders, which may include Campaign, Product andInsight Managers and seek opportunities to understand their priorities and utilise the insights you have to add value

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Highly numerate, data literate and analytical
  • Ability to problem solve and see trends in data
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience of managing a project with deadlines
  • Demonstrable experience in learning new skills, particularly learning how to use Tableau
  • A lateral thinker with strong analytical skills coupled with excellent, effective communication skills
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office

Personal qualities

  • 'Can do' approach, with a proactive, inquisitive mind-set; energetic and committed
  • Data led and analytical, but can demonstrate the ability to 'translate' and communicate to people of all levels and backgrounds
  • Self-reliant and dedicated approach to duties and an ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to set objectives and deliver 'beyond the brief'
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to demonstrate excellent, written and oral presentation skills

Desired qualifications

Minimum 5 GCSEs including maths and English as well a 2 A levels or a Level 3 equivalent.

Future prospects

96% of Arch Apprentices move straight into the destination of their choice when they finish their apprenticeship with many seeing their salary go up immediately post-apprenticeship!

Things to consider

Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself:
  • Do I live close enough to MK7 6AA that I could commute there and back every day?
  • Do I meet the qualifications required for this role?
  • Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months?
  • Do I want to work in the Data Analyst industry and have I researched into it?

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