Data Analyst Apprentice RPS Group Plc

RPS Group Plc · Competitive · Exeter
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We are looking to appoint a number of Data Analyst Apprentices at various locations across the UK. Our Data Analyst Apprentices work within our team to provide specific data management support on Water and / or Wastewater projects to drive increased intelligence for internal and/or external benefit.

This is an exciting and evolving aspect of the water industry, providing challenges and opportunities which require innovation, dedication and teamwork to help us meet our clients needs.

Typical Responsibilities

Data Analysis

  • Undertaking fitness for purpose checks on data received from clients
  • Undertaking statistical analysis of data and assist in the development of functional relationships
  • Undertaking processes and routines within Excel and/or GIS to manipulate, analyse or manage data as required by clients
  • Ensuring audit trails are present between data receipt and delivery to client of resulting spreadsheets, databases etc.

Systems Development

  • Supporting the development and maintenance of existing and proposed bespoke software tools/applications as dictated by project work
  • Preparing and maintaining software documentation

Reporting and General

  • Assisting the preparation of factual and interpretative reports
  • Discussing draft reports with relevant reviewers and making amendments as required
  • Discussing project briefs with the Project Manager in order to outline his or her role in the project
  • Assisting when required in the preparation of material for the purposes of marketing, bid submissions, client preparations etc.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will be expected to have used MS 365 applications, and may be required to enhance your knowledge in key areas
  • Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Interested in developing programming and excel skills
  • Some level of understanding of the UK water industry

Desired qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and either IT or Science
  • Educated to Level 3 as a minimum ( For Data Analyst / Business Analyst)
  • Please ensure that your full educational history is stated on your application

Future prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you may be offered a permanent contract dependant on the needs of the business ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation.

Things to consider

What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and commitment to on-going CPD.

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About the employer

About RPS Group

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

About RPS Water Technical

Its an exciting time to be working for our UK Water business as workload in the water market really takes off. With a broad portfolio of long-term framework agreements in place, we are ideally placed to help our clients deliver on the challenges facing them over the coming years - whether that is reducing leakage, pollution and flooding, or improving the environment and levels of service to their customers.

Our Water business employs around 1000 highly skilled and motivated people working on projects for all of the water and sewerage companies across the UK, and most of the water-only companies. We deliver a full range of end to end water and wastewater services including data collection and analytics; modelling and risk analysis / optimisation; data visualisation and mapping; artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions; feasibility studies; outline and detailed design of capital solutions; and development of optimised, risk based, operational interventions.

Come and join our team and truly make a difference to the future of water!

Employer

RPS Group Plc

Address

6 Manaton Court

Manaton Close

Matford Business Park

Exeter

EX2 8PF

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Training

Training provider

FIREBRAND TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Firebrand Training Ips Ltd

Firebrand is the leader in Accelerated Learning, and has grown to become a global business - with training centres around the world. Since its inception in 2001 the company has grown at an incredible rate; more than 30,000 students have now gained IT and project management certification through our unique Accelerated Learning methodology. We are a Microsoft Gold training partner and all our apprenticeship courses have been developed in conjunction with Microsoft, and the courses are regularly monitored by the Government, Microsoft and City & Guilds.

Firebrand offers a unique Higher Level IT Apprenticeship scheme that provides award-winning industry training and certifications, valuable work experience and offers on-going support all with the ultimate goal of securing you a long-term career within the world of technology.

During your 16 month Data Analyst IT apprenticeship programme, Firebrand will provide residential training at our distraction-free training centre. Our method of accelerated training allows you to achieve industry-recognised certifications such as CompTIA, ITIL and Microsoft faster, giving you more time to put your new skills in to practice within a working environment. Firebrand will also provide you with a Learning Mentor who will be supporting and assisting you with your development. By the end of your 16 month apprenticeship, in addition to having numerous industry recognised qualifications (if applicable to the standard), a steady career with a supportive employer, you will also be recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) for entry onto the register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3/4 professional competence.

  • You will be expected to have used MS 365 applications, and may be required to enhance your knowledge in key areas
  • Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Interested in developing programming and excel skills
  • Some level of understanding of the UK water industry

Desired qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and either IT or Science
  • Educated to Level 3 as a minimum ( For Data Analyst / Business Analyst)
  • Please ensure that your full educational history is stated on your application

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