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Data Analyst Apprentice

Thales UK
Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date
1 Jan 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace, Technology
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Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship – Data Analyst Apprentice

Location: Crawley

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through your qualifications, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?

Are you looking for a new opportunity to showcase your problem-solving and analytical skills? Do you have a passion for working with people and driving data to make decisions? To identify business problems and present insights in a compelling way that influences action?

This role offers an exciting opportunity to produce and maintain analytics for our Apprentice, Graduate and Talent Acquisition teams as well as the Thales learning Hub.

Within this role, you will be valued for your intellectual curiosity, innovative approach to problem-solving, and your strong analytical skills. You will be key in compiling data from multiple systems to tell stories and to answer vital business questions such as “What do higher performing teams have in common?” or “Why do our employees have a four year itch?”

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify business problems and present insights to influence actions.
  • Develop skills in Data Engineering, Visualisation and Business Analysis in a complex business environment
  • Work as part of a team to deliver data products used across the whole business.
  • Collaborate with business users to ensure you are delivering the insights they need.
  • Produce reports to provide insight and recommendations for how to improve the business operations, learning and business processes, and what drives business outcomes.

The Programme:

As a Data Analyst Apprentice you will be studying towards a Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship with QA Training. This programme is 17 months in duration, which includes 14 months of study followed by 3 months for your end point assessment. Training will be delivered via a blended learning model including online and classroom delivery. At the end of the apprenticeship there may be scope for individuals with the required motivation and aptitude to progress onto degree level learning.  

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be working as a Data Analyst within Thales UK.

This opportunity is based in Crawley.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about problem solving, technology, digital transformation and the future of data and analytics (i.e. automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning).

Successful candidates will show strong delivery skills and be highly organized, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You should be comfortable working both independently and in a team environment.

You should be proficient in Microsoft Office products including ability to use lookups, pivot tables and multiple variable formulas in Excel. As well as, being familiar with data visualisation such as patterns, trends and correlations.

You should have excellent analytical skills including the ability to organize and analyse large data sets, detect and correct errors, interpret results to various audiences, and take responsibility for data quality as well as exceptional attention to detail.

You will also need:

Candidates will have attained A-Level standard or equivalent, in Maths and at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing or Electronics. They will also require English and Maths at GCSE (grade C or above).

Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the programme.

Please note that applicants who hold a relevant HNC, HND or degree will not be eligible for this programme.

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm Tuesday 04th January 2022, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note, we will be in contact by the end of January 2022 with details of next steps.

All apprentices require full Security Clearance in line with United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) requirements - to gain clearance you will typically need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of five years. As part of this process you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Security Clearance please refer to


Thales UK


Building a future we can all trust.  We’re a leading Engineering and Technology company.


To help create a safer world, we serve five key sectors: Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Digital Identity and Security and Defence and Security.  We have 80,000 employees across 68 countries and 6,500 employees in the United Kingdom.  Thales protects 80% of the world’s banking transactions and secures information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks. Thales contributes to the transportation of 3 billion passengers across 86 metro lines in 40 of the world’s largest cities.  Our space program Thales Alenia Space has supplied 50% of the pressurised volume of the International Space Station and is the prime contractor for EXOMARS.  Thales equips over 70 Types of Aircraft transports, helicopters, drones etc.)  50 Navies (from submarines to over aircraft carriers) and 50 Land Forces (from infantry to vehicles).


We hire both apprentices and graduates across all sectors of our organisation, from engineering to procurement.  This year we have hired over 80 apprentices and graduates and are committed to providing more opportunities for those leaving education.  We have extensive programmes which can also be rotational, ensuring our employees get an insight to the various sectors of the business and help to shape their career aspirations.


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