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Apprentice (Data Scientist)

Employer
UNITED UTILITIES PLC
Location
Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue, Warrington, WA5 3LP
Salary
£13,500.00 annually
Closing date
29 Jan 2022

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Specialism
IT
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
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Apprentice data scientist.

Come and join us as an apprentice data scientist, you'll work in our asset lifecycle and systems team to help to drive additional value from our data to improve our performance. You'll create and deliver data products using leading edge business intelligence and advanced analytics technologies.

Help keep taps flowing and toilets flushing across the North West.

At United Utilities, we're not only essential service providers to over 7 million customers across the region but we're also at the forefront of tackling some of the biggest climate and environmental challenges in a generation. All our people are essential in achieving our net zero targets and creating a more resilient North West.

Come and join our apprenticeship scheme and you'll be given the training and development to take that first step onto the career ladder, supported by the United Utilities family.

What makes us different?
  • Secure your future - every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme*
  • It's a springboard to your career - we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career
  • Inspire the next generation - you'll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with people to bring careers in the water industry to life

A bit more about the role:

During your 42-month apprenticeship, as an apprentice data scientist you'll work with business teams to identify requirements and understand where analytic insight can add value. You'll create insight from data, predicting future trends by connecting data sources and manipulating different data types into useful formats, by analysing and visualising data and statistical methods.

Successful apprentices will achieve a Level 6 Data scientist (integrated BSc degree) Apprenticeship Standard endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

What you'll learn from us:
  • How to work with business teams to identify requirements and understand where analytic insight can add value
  • Developing analytic insight based on functional designs and user requirements
  • Developing a technical understanding and knowledge of key infrastructure and analytics tools
  • How to develop analytical models and visualisations to support strategic and operational decision making
  • How to build statistical models from the data and follow best coding practices
  • The ability to communicate findings via data visualisation to a range of technical and non-technical audiences
  • How to implement data models and data quality business rules

What we're looking for:

We're looking for someone who's keen to gain hands on experience, develop practical skills and achieve the standards needed to really succeed in your role.

You'll have a dedicated mentor and manager who'll be on hand to support you every step of the way. All that we ask from you is that you're willing to learn, know how to work as part of a team and can manage your time and workload to get things done.

Typically, you'll need:
  • 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-5 (or equivalent), which must include maths, English and a science or Technology subject
  • 3 A Levels at grades A-C, including 1 STEM subject, or a Level 3 Apprenticeship (or equivalent)

What you'll get from us:
  • Rewarding essentials - there's lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £13,500 which will increase by £4500 in the second year and further increases each year based on performance
  • Be the best you can be - you'll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
  • An environment to be proud of - we're a responsible employer committed to developing our talent in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Be part of the family - you'll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices

*As long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme.

Additional information:

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland/ the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: 6 March 2022.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills
  • Good organisational skills


Personal qualities

We're looking for someone who's keen to gain hands on experience, develop practical skills and achieve the standards needed to really succeed in your role.

You'll have a dedicated mentor and manager who'll be on hand to support you every step of the way. All that we ask from you is that you're willing to learn, know how to work as part of a team and can manage your time and workload to get things done.

Desired qualifications

Typically, you'll need:
  • 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-5 (or equivalent), which must include maths, English and a science or Technology subject
  • 3 A Levels at grades A-C, including 1 STEM subject, or a Level 3 Apprenticeship (or equivalent)


Future prospects

Upon completion of your apprenticeship and meeting the behaviours required, you will progress into a permanent post that matches with the role you have trained for. Further prospects within the business depends on you, and your desire to succeed.

Annual appraisals are a key driver to spot talent, which enables development opportunities and career mapping.

Things to consider

What you'll get from us:
  • Rewarding essentials - there's lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £13,500 which will increase by £4500 in the second year and further increases each year based on performance
  • Be the best you can be - you'll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
  • An environment to be proud of - we're a responsible employer committed to developing our talent in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Be part of the family - you'll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices

*As long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme.

Additional information:

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland/ the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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