Graduate Apprentice Data Analyst

University Hospitals B
Competitive salary
09 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Role Type
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"Defined by our people"

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe's largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is "To Build Healthier Lives".

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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Do you want to be part of a talented team of analysts building an innovative analytics product that helps inform and empower decision makers across the NHS? Would you also like to study for an MSc Level 7 Apprenticeship while also gaining real world experience?

The Health Informatics Department at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) has an exciting opportunity to join the team responsible for building the HED (Healthcare Evaluation Data) tool, an online analytics platform providing benchmarking and performance analysis to NHS organisations across England.

In your role as a Graduate Apprentice Data Analyst in the HED team, you'll get to:

• Apply your skills in SQL, data management and analytics to tackle compelling technical problems within healthcare
• Develop an in-depth knowledge of the NHS datasets, processes and analytical techniques used to update our system and deliver value to our customers
• Collaborate with our business managers, web developers and data scientists to design and implement data-centred developments which benefit the NHS
• Empower users by responding to technical queries and creating bespoke analytical reports
• Develop new skills and learn from within a close-knit, enthusiastic and highly effective analytics team with a strong ethos of personal development

To find out more about HED see our website listed under the 'Further Links' section.

Alongside this role you will supported with appropriate study leave in order to complete a Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist MSc Degree Apprenticeship with Aston University, under the 'Data Analyst' specialism.

This role is conditional on being accepted onto the course, which has the following requirements:
• An undergraduate degree (at least a 2.1 or overseas equivalent), with consideration for candidates with equivalent knowledge and skills gained through other formal training and/or professional experience;
• Functional Skills level 2 in English and mathematics (equivalent to GCSE level 4 / grade C).

Shortlisted applicants will first be invited to a brief phone interview, with the best-performing candidates invited back for a longer second interview via video on MS Teams.

This role is based at Yardley Court, Edgbaston but will initially be based remotely due to the current coronavirus restrictions. The post is currently offered on a 30 month fixed term basis in line the length of the course.

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All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

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