Higher Data Analyst Apprenticeship

Bae Systems
Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1AF
Competitive salary
04 Dec 2020
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
As a Data Analyst Apprentice, you will experience, learn and develop key skills to help you manage complex projects.

You will help to ensure that the project you are assigned to stays on track by conducting a range of analytical studies. You will: maintain, update and report on key project data; identify any potential issues as the project progresses and help make effective decisions to assist the project in achieving its objectives. You will be using the latest analytical tools to assist the planning and decision making across the programmes and the Project Management and Controls Function.

Over the duration of the scheme you will gain exposure to different areas of your business unit, working on a variety of projects across different platforms and at different stages of the project lifecycle.

Data Analyst Apprentices will undertake a maximum of two 12 monthly placements. During these placements you will work with integrated teams and start building a professional network of contacts. You will experience different Projects/Programmes during these placements to provide you with broad business knowledge. A Data Analyst professional is not just office based, you will have the opportunity to get out and about visiting key stakeholders across various locations as well as seeing the work you are supporting in situ.

In work based placements there will be a strong emphasis on the key knowledge, skills and behaviours set out by the academic standard as well as our own business standards and competencies. These will be incorporated into placement objectives that will be reviewed continuously throughout the scheme with support from a Placement Manager, the Project Management & Controls Function and our Early Careers team.

BAE Systems are committed to your development and alongside the apprenticeship, there will be plenty of other opportunities to enrich your learning experience with challenges outside of your day to day role.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme and work based placements, you will transition into a role in the business where you will continue your personal and professional development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

None specified.

Personal qualities

We're looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and give an Apprenticeship opportunity their all. Diversity strengthens our business and we encourage people from all walks of life to apply, regardless of gender or ethnicity. You don't need to know everything about your chosen area of work - we'll train you and give you the qualifications you need to progress in a career in your chosen field. We only ask that you demonstrate interest, passion and commitment to what you want to do.

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4(or equivalent) including maths and English AND a minimum of 240/96 UCAS pointsor equivalent (excluding UCAS points gained at AS level), including maths and one of the following subjects:English, IT/Computer Science or a business/science/engineering-related subject including Law and Psychology

Future prospects

A great job after completion. Around 95% of our apprentices choose to stay with us and go on to have really successful careers. You can choose to go for promotion and progression or continue learning in the role you've moved into.

When you successfully complete your apprenticeship, we will help you to move into a suitable role, subject to the requirements of the business.

Things to consider

A BAE Systems Apprenticeship gives youa competitive salary while working towards a nationally recognised qualification, the support of an apprentice network, and the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects with people who are leaders in their field.

Please see the selection process below:

The process consists of five stages:
  • An online application
  • Online Testing
  • Video Interview
  • Application review
  • Qualification, Medical and security checks

The apprentice recruitment window opened on the 1 November 2020 and remains open until 28 February 2021.

Depending on fulfilment of the requirements, the process can take until July/August to complete and final offers are made.

Security/ Export Control:

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems 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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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