NEW Level 4 IS Business Analyst
Due to recent growth across all areas of our business we are now in the exciting position to able to deliver Level 4 IS Business Analyst apprenticeships to all clients.
The IS Business Analyst apprenticeship is a much sought after programme, and we are pleased to be in a position to bring this product to market. Our specialist team have been working for the last year on this programme to ensure that we can deliver the highest quality of training possible.
The course includes 4 key modules that cover Productivity Software and Tools, Business Analysis Practice, Business Process Modelling and Requirements Analysis. Learners will cover industry standard concepts, Agile processes, Investigative Techniques, understanding how to do a Gap Analysis, modelling their Business Processes and will look at Use Case Models.
The team is led by our Director of Emerging Technologies, Sukhdeep Virdi. The IS Business Analyst is an invaluable asset to our course offering, and can offer huge value to a business.
The benefits of Business Analysis are undisputed for businesses, but what can our programme offer the individual? Virdi explains benefits of the Business Analysis career below:
Reasons Why I Want to Be a Business Analyst
It is fair to say that there are many reasons that made me interested in pursuing a career as a technology business analyst, and I wanted to share some of the top ones through this article:
- Impact, Impact, AND Impact
One of the main reasons I want to be a business analyst is because I always measure the success of my work through the positive impact I leave on the company’s goals, product’s improvements, and client’s needs. Therefore, when working to improve a process, whether it is related to a functionality of a specific product or to the internal operations of the production team, I always think of how many people I am able to help through my work, and I believe that making a product or a service more efficient allows me to interact and help teams internally to get the job done, and spreads my impact beyond that to reach clients who benefit from the product and work with it on a daily basis.
2. Working with Different Teams and Different People
Another thing I love about being a business analyst, is the chance this role gives me to work with people from different departments in the company who have a variety of great expertise, and always have interesting perspectives to add to the table. During my internship as a business solutions analyst, I worked on projects that needed continuous work and collaboration with developers, testers, client services representatives, and other business analysts to get the job done, which allowed me to leverage my communication skills and to learn a lot about each department’s role and value to the company.
3. Understanding Clients and Their Needs
I think that one of the very interesting aspects of a business analyst’s job is understanding the core need of the client, and working with the development team to fulfil that need. The idea of being a part in developing something that people are in need of, and that makes their lives and work much better, encourages me to always give my very best to get the job done.
4. Continuous Improvement and Evaluation
The beauty of this role is that business analysts are always evaluating their product’s performance, which gives the company a great advantage in terms of staying on top of the latest trends and implementing clients’ feedback with every new step. Moreover, being able to study data and information about the behaviour and preferences of clients allows for a more accurate and educated decisions making, that ultimately provides improved solutions for both the clients and the company.
5. New Challenges
One thing I value about the business analyst role is that there is no typical day in the job. Everyday a business analyst is faced with new challenges and new problems to solve, which makes it a perfect job for someone that values a dynamic and challenging work environment, and allows one to continuously develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Salaries vary depending on experience, the industry and the size and complexity of project you’re working on. Typically, the salaries are:
Starter: £30,000 to £40,000
Experienced: £45,000 to £65,000
Highly Experienced: £70,000 or more
7. Career path and progression
With experience, you could move into project management, consulting, or work in different industries. You could set up your own company and work freelance.
If you’re interested in our IS Business Analyst programme, please get in touch with our Client Engagement Team today on 01133 500 333 for a free consultation.