Apprenticeship vacancy

Level 3 Data Technician

Employer: NHS Wirral CCG

Full Address:

3 Hamilton Street


CH41 5AL


Apprenticeship duration: 18 months


Annual wage: Minimum National Wage ie. £8,897 (16-18)


Working week:

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Total hours per week: 37.5


Start date: January 2021


To apply please click the link below:


Any questions please contact Tom on or call 01133500333

About the company:

The NHS has a multi-billion pound budget to deliver an efficient, modern, safe and effective healthcare service to patients. As they go through a period of transformation that sees efficiency savings impacting on their limited resources, they are looking to develop new talent to help deliver this challenge.


1.2 million people make up the NHS workforce with over 350 different careers being split into 15 categories, one of which is Health Informatics, one of the fastest growing areas within healthcare. Across the North West there are over 5,000 staff working in Health Informatics.

The overall purpose of Health Informatics is to enable, promote and support the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology to assist and improve health and health care delivery.


Job Description:

NHS organisations across the North West recruit apprentices annually on to the Skills Development Network’s Foundation Informatics Apprenticeship.


The programme is currently looking to recruit apprentices offering opportunities to work in Information Management gathering, analysing, interpreting and presenting information about health and healthcare to develop service delivery and improve patient care.


Apprentices should be hardworking, organised individuals who are flexible and willing to learn with a personal interest in IT/Technology.


Further information on the Skills Development Network, the Foundation Informatics Apprenticeship as well as careers in the NHS can be found at


Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • Responding to telephone enquiries in a professional and friendly manner
  • Providing basic administrative support for members of the team
  • Collecting and compiling data from different sources
  • Inputting data using various software
  • Performing database queries, both routine and ad-hoc, extracting data for analysis
  • Assisting with the production of a range of ad-hoc and standard data analysis reports
  • Assisting in the production of performance dashboards and reports
  • Assisting with data quality checking and cleansing



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


Skills Required:

  • Good communication (written and verbal)
  • Team working
  • Good analytical skills
  • Logical thinking
  • Ability to act on own initiative and follow instructions
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • IT literate


Personal qualities:

  • Keen interest in IT
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Friendly, outgoing nature
  • A thorough approach to work undertaken
  • A professional attitude to work


Future prospects:

This opportunity is advertised on a fixed term contract basis due to this being an apprenticeship, the objective of which is to gain a recognised qualification and experience in the workplace. This does not include a guaranteed permanent post with an NHS organisation, however throughout the apprenticeship individuals will be eligible to apply for vacancies within their workplace organisation, subject to the usual recruitment processes, with support being provided to ideally secure a position by completion.  The apprenticeship will provide valuable work experience and a qualification that is recognised by employers.


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 eight 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 3 Data Technician Standard with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2
  • Foundation Maths
  • Data Theory & Introduction to Excel
  • Visualisations & PowerBI
  • Introduction to Databases & SQL
  • SQL IN Practice
  • R Fundamentals: Statistics & Analytics
  • Python Fundamentals: Operations, Structures & Analysis
  • Python Fundamentals: Statistics & Analytics
  • Applying Skills as a Data Technician


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