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East Anglia Data Analyst Apprenticeship (Level 4) - 22196

Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
East of England
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Public Sector / Government
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12-18 months
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Job Details

Number of jobs available: 4

Region: East of England

City/Town: Bedford , Brampton , Chelmsford , Colchester , Ely , Ipswich , Norwich

Grade: Staff Grade 4

Post Type: Apprenticeship

Working Pattern: Full Time

Role Type: Administration / Corporate Support, Environment & Sustainability, Analytical

Salary Minimum: £20,150

Job Description  

Protecting and enhancing East Anglia’s natural resources are unique and exciting challenges. Working with partners and communities from The Wash to the Thames.
We help people and wildlife adapt to climate change, work to reduce the impacts of flooding, drought, rising sea levels and coastal erosion. We improve the quality of our water, land and air by addressing pollution and work with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations.

Do you have a passion for number crunching, statistics and modelling? Are you motivated by spotting patterns, identifying trends and understanding what the data is telling you? If so, we’re looking for a Data Analyst Level 4 Apprentice full of enthusiasm and potential to join us.

You’ll be completing a Data Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship through a combination of online learning and remotely delivered workshops.

For more info on working with us see

Virtual apprenticeship events:
Join us at our virtual apprenticeship events to learn more about the apprenticeship’s opportunities on offer and hear from existing staff about what it’s like to work for the Environment Agency.

5th May 13:30pm - 14:30pm
9th May 16:30pm – 17:30pm
11th May 18:30pm- 19:30pm

Follow this link to book your place

The Team  

You’ll receive coaching and mentoring from professional team members, working with and learning from experienced Data Analysts.

You'll gain experience in different types of work and involved in the delivery of various projects. You will rotate around several teams, all of which will enhance your knowledge and skills.

You’ll gain experience of Environmental Practices, learn about various parts of our organisation, our great colleagues, obtain insight and knowledge to support your role and career.

Experience/skills required  

*You need to meet the apprenticeship eligibility criteria, detailed in the applicant Candidate Pack.*

Experience isn’t as important as your enthusiasm and commitment, but you must be confident using numbers. The role is about being able to collate, interpret and analyse data.

What is important is that you have good attention to detail and would enjoy generating, analysing and understanding the data to establish what it tells us. For this you’ll need a good mathematical understanding.

You’ll need;
-Experience using Excel with a willingness to learn to use databases and geographical information systems
-Good verbal and written communication skills.
-Effective planning skills with the ability to prioritise and deliver to tight deadlines
-Decision making skills, based on data and evidence


Have achieved (or expected to achieve) 96 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications, including A Level Maths (Grade A – C)

Contact and additional information  

In East Anglia we want to create a diverse workplace where people’s views are respected, valued, and listened to. We’re all different, and by embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) we can become an equal opportunity employer where we grow and learn together.
It’s our ambition to champion diversity through building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

We offer a fantastic benefits package including an attractive salary, flexible working, 25 days annual leave, and an award-winning Pension Fund.

The roles are full time with flexibility (30 hours+ for apprenticeships).

Interviews are likely to be held in late June, using an online platform such as MS Teams.

Apprenticeships are likely to start in September 2022.

For any questions please contact:

Job description attachment 1  

Candidate Pack - 22196.docx – 1189KB 
Converted File Candidate Pack - 22196.docx.pdf – 598KB 

Job description attachment 2  

Job profile - 22196.pdf – 178KB 

Closing Date: 06/06/2022, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required: Basic Check

Length of contract: Permanent


Competence 1  

Manages Self

Description: Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes
personal responsibility for own role in the Environment Agency.

• Aware of own strengths and of areas where help is needed.
• Asks for help when needed and acts on good advice.
• Takes responsibility for own action and behaviour.
• Adapts to changes and treats differing people equally well.
• Manages emotions and works hard to be resilient under normal pressure.
• Maintains an enthusiastic outlook, is encouraging to all colleagues.
• Prioritises and schedules activities to make best use of time at work.
• Thinks and plans to get the job done well and adjusts when needed.


Please can you tell of us of a time when you have had to manage your time?

How would you describe your strengths and weakness when under pressure to deliver a piece of work?

Please note; Your answer will be used for interview selection. You may want to use the STAR structure when writing your response (Situation, Task, Action, Result)


Competence 2  

Works in Teams

Description: Works co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.

• Builds and keeps supportive relationships with everyone at work.
• Co-operates across the team to achieve shared goals.
• Builds relationships beyond own team when reasonable to do so.
• Supports the line manager and the team and offers friendly advice.
• Actively involves themselves and participates in team activities.
• Takes pride to speak positively about the team and colleagues.


Please tell us about a time when you have worked in a team to deliver a group outcome or objective?

Please note; Your answer will be used for interview selection. You may want to use the STAR structure when writing your response (Situation, Task, Action, Result)


Competence 3  

Achieves Results

Description: Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and
resources to ensure timely.

• Prioritises and organises to get things done well and on time.
• Work toward specific goals and keeps track of progress.
• Can be relied upon to always do their best.
• Recognises issues and adjusts actions or seeks help to deal with them.
• Shows dedication and commitment.


Please tell us of a situation where you have had to get a job/task done under time pressures?

What did you do to make sure the people around you knew your goal and how you were going to deliver them?

Please note; Your answer will be used for interview selection. You may want to use the STAR structure when writing your response. (Situation, Task, Action, Result)


If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.


We are responsible for improving and protecting the environment. We aim to grow a green economy and sustain thriving rural communities. We also support our world-leading food, farming and fishing industries.


Our broad remit means we play a major role in people’s day-to-day life, from the food we eat, and the air we breathe, to the water we drink.

We are here to make our air purer, our water cleaner, our land greener and our food more sustainable.

Our mission is to restore and enhance the environment for the next generation, leaving it in a better state than we found it.

Priority Outcomes:

  • Improve the environment through cleaner air and water, minimised waste, and thriving plant and terrestrial and marine wildlife.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon storage in the agricultural, waste, peat and tree planting sectors to help deliver net zero.
  • Reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding and coastal erosion on people, businesses, communities and the environment.
  • Increase the sustainability, productivity and resilience of the agriculture, fishing, food and drink sectors, enhance biosecurity at the border and raise animal welfare standards.
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