Apprenticeship vacancy

Level 4 Data Analyst

Data Analyst

Location: Blackburn 

Working Hours: 37 hrs/ 52 Weeks per year.

Salsry: £5.51p/h


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About the company:

This company is a further and higher education college in Blackburn, North West England..

Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Data Analyst Apprentice with a college based in Blackburn.

Job Description:

The Position

Responsible to the ISRT Manager, working within the College’s reporting team, you will provide reports, data queries and analysis, along with a suite of dashboards. You will be expected to provide exceptional customer service to a range of customers and stakeholders. You will be required to complete a Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship Standard, within the duration of the contract.

Key Role Responsibilities (there are more!)


  • Assist with providing first class reports and dashboards, as part of the college reporting and business intelligence strategy.
  • Accurately and efficiently provide data analysis for ad hoc requests, across the college and also from external stakeholders.
  • Provide comprehensive support to all members of staff, in relation to existing reports and their use thereof.
  • Liaise with customers via the telephone, email and in person dealing with a range of matters in an efficient and appropriate manner. Follow up outstanding reporting team requests in order to provide an excellent customer service.
  • Provide reports following the full project life cycle, from initial specification, to design, data source building. Producing the end report, with a strict testing regime.
  • Ensure effective liaison and cross college working, dealing with enquiries in an efficient and appropriate manner.
  • Familiarise with all college systems and data sources.
  • Support college administrators in analysing and resolving data issues throughout the academic year cycle.
  • Carry out periodic reviews of existing reports, data views and dashboards, so see where there may be improvements.
  • Provide comprehensive support to staff and students, using the latest technologies to enhance the student experience.
  • Develop an understanding of data capture systems, how the data is stored and accessed.
  • Ensure effective liaison, cross college working and dealing with enquiries in an efficient and appropriate manner.
  • Ensure your role meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act and Information Security Policy
  • Ensure flexible working at peak times throughout the year.
  • Support with key college processes, for example main enrolment, applications, exam results days (including Higher Education) and open evenings.
  • To participate in appropriate staff development to maintain Continuous Professional Development including a commitment to working in line with the Matrix standard
  • To positively contribute to a safe learning and work environment ensuring compliance with Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policy and procedure


  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)


Personal qualities:

The Person


Educated to degree level you will have strong IT skills and be an expert using MS Excel, you will be excited by data and have a logical and methodical approach to data analysis.  At the very least you need to be outgoing with a strong focus on customer service.  You will work well in a team being flexible and open to change when business demands require. You must have a strong work ethic working well under pressure with excellent organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

Personal Skills:

  • Strong MS Excel Skills
  • Logical and methodical approach to data analysis
  • Organised


Future prospects:

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Training to be provided:

The Estio Training programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive six weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated Skills Development Coach who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 4 Data Analyst Standard with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Analysis Concepts
  • Data Analytics Software
  • Developing Software using SQL


Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate.