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Apprentice Data Analyst

Ricardo Energy & Environment
The Gemini Building, Fermi Avenue, Didcot, OX11 0QR
£15,000.00 - £19,000.00 annually
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Job Details

Your responsibilities will include research and data analysis that underpins our consultancy work, including delivery of the UK's National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory. The duration of the apprenticeship will be 22 months.

You will manage your time across several projects and business areas, although the focus of this role is to support work in our Emissions Inventories and Projections work. This will include contributing in all phases - from supporting the preparation of proposals to win new contracts, through researching and analysing information and data, to contributing to reports that are delivered to clients.

Formal training will be provided by Learning Curve Group and supplemented by on-the job training. This will include:
  • Excel, Access and MySQL skills
  • Access and extract data from a range of sources
  • Algorithms/hypothesis and preparing suitable statistical data models over a range of datasets
  • Data processing including automation of process.
  • Data visualisation and formatting skills
  • Estimation of uncertainties
  • Teamwork
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Technical and report writing
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Fundamentals of finance for business
  • Introduction to coding in R and/or Python or other programming systems
  • Principles of quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC)
  • Data integration tools and techniques
  • Quality issues for data analysis
  • Testing requirements and testing data models including automatic testing
  • 1 day per week of 'off the job' training, delivered by Learning Curve Group
  • Final assessment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong problem-solving and numeracy skills
  • Microsoft Excel and Access skills are an advantage, but training will be provided
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-reliant and proactive
  • Flexibility, resilience and enthusiasm
  • Strong team working skills

Personal qualities

  • Interest in or experience of data processing and statistical analysis using functional programming languages such as Python or R (coding) will be advantageous
  • Applicants will ideally have an interest in air quality and climate change issues, and enjoy working with complex data

Desired qualifications

  • Math and English GCSEs at A-C grade (or equivalent)
  • A-levels or equivalent in science/mathematics related subjects

Future prospects

  • Potential to be kept on as a full time member of staff after the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • If you enjoy working with data, and are keen to make a difference, then we welcome your application
  • In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field
  • Ricardo Energy and Environment is an equal opportunities employer

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:
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