Data and Business Analytics Apprentice

Merthyr Tydfil Council Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Civic Centre Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AN
National minimum wage
20 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
About the apprenticeship


To support the design, development and delivery of timely, accurate and actionable
strategic and operational business intelligence that supports continuous performance
improvement across all services and to seek innovations to develop business
understanding and insight.
To support business intelligence systems that improve access and availability of business
information and data. Use research, IT and business reengineering skills (including
software engineering) to design systems to solve complex problems. This will require
handling and manipulating big data sets.
During the apprenticeship you'll develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to
be a successful Data Analyst. You will learn the essential skills needed to manage data,
such as:
 Developing your own effectiveness and professionalism in using managing data;
 Principles of Data Management Infrastructure;
 Data Analysis Tools;
 Data Analysis: Data Science;
 Statistical Analysis of Data Sets;
 Designing and Developing Procedural Computer Programs;
 Principles of Information Governance and Assurance;
 Data Management Infrastructure;
 Advanced Data Representations and Manipulations for IT;
 Designing and Developing Event-Driven Computer Programs;
 Designing and Developing Object- Oriented Computer Programs.

Additional information

 Highly customer focused, good
communicator, both with colleagues and
 Ensures a high degree of integrity and
probity at all times.
 Personable, approachable, diplomatic
and tactful.
 Reliable and flexible approach to work
including good timekeeping.
 Self-motivated and enthusiastic, able to
manage own workload and be a good
team worker.
 Confident, creative but be able to
demonstrate attention to detail.
 A positive attitude towards developing
information systems and a commitment
to promote the use of information
systems and equipment by all staff
irrespective of grade/post/seniority.
 Promote an inclusive environment and
work to the Council's core values and
 Analytical problem solver.
 Ability to learn quickly from others.
 Commitment to continued professional



 Skills in using IT systems for utilising
data, data analysis and process reengineering.
 Awareness of data storage and data
management techniques.
 Data manipulation skills with ability to
interpret, consolidate, and present
trends and significance.
 High skill levels in using, and excellent
knowledge of, presentation tools, in
particular MS PowerPoint or MS Sway or
 Business Analysis skills, for example the
ability to carry out process mapping and
creation of business cases.
 Analytical and problem-solving skills.
 Highly proficient written, verbal and
presentation skills, including good
negotiating skills.
 Ability to effectively prioritise and
execute tasks in a high-pressure
environment, being able to meet
challenging timescales.
 High levels of IT literacy for example
using Microsoft Office, MS Power BI, MS
 Ability to interpret complex data and
producing reports.
 Excellent time management, planning,
organisational, training and ICT skills.
 Ability to work on own initiative and as
part of a team.
 The ability to work from video screens
on a routine basis.


 A minimum of 3 A-levels in fields such as
statistics, mathematics, sciences and/or
 Commitment to undertaking any
relevant training.
 Welsh Language Level 1.


Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Apprenticeship Learning Solutions Ltd

Data Analytics Level 4

About the employer

Merthyr Tydfil Council Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Civic Centre

Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8AN

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Application forms can be completed online at If you do not have access to the internet, application forms can be obtained by telephoning 01685 725199 and are to be returned no later than 26th July 2021 to HR Administration, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN.