Data Scientist Apprentice (Digital Technologies)

Public Health England
Chilton, OX11 0RQ
£30,460.00 annually
07 May 2021
20 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

The role of data analyst apprentice will be wide and varied and there will be a rotation around different parts of the health intelligence system, hosted by PHE's Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service. You will be analysing data and intelligence from various sources, working closely with PHE and its regional and local partners to inform strategies around health protection, health improvement, and tackling health inequalities with a particular focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be working towards a level 7 Masters in Digital Technologies Solution Professional (Analytics pathway), delivered by our provider AvadoLearning in partnership with the University of Buckinghamshire. Course modules include Data Mining, Machine Learning, Research Methods, Maths, Statistics and Scripting for Data Analysis, Data Exploration and Visualisation.

Delivery is blended with attendance at class based activity on a block release basis when class based learning resumes.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of this apprenticeship you will be able to apply for roles either within the organisation or across the wider Civil Service. Surveillance and Analysis are currently in wide demand across all sectors of the workforce both in the public and private sector.

Public Health England and the data analytics function is expected to transition into its successor organisation the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) or other receiving organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C(4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C(4)) Essential
Other Degree in Analytics/Science/Maths (Grade 2:1) Essential

Things to consider

Travel and overnight accommodation will be required when class based activity resumes for block release learning. All travel, accommodation related expenses in relation to this will be funded by the employer.

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