Apprentice Data Scientist

16285.00 GBP Annual + subject to meeting performance and development expectations
15 Jun 2021
23 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of our Apprentice Data Scientists you'll be working closely with experienced Data Scientists to unlock the value in UCAS' analytical data, using open source technologies like R and Python in cloud environments to create high value analysis and outputs to serve our customers.
Your Development: Following a comprehensive induction into UCAS, you will be supported to complete a level 4 Data Analytics Diploma with Corndel Limited, an experienced training provider. Over an 18 month period, you will have fortnightly coaching with a Professional Development Expert, 16 hands-on workshops delivered by experienced data scientists and practical projects to embed learning alongside our own highly skilled data science teams.

All training will be delivered at UCAS, where you will also be able to access our Development Academies to enhance your personal learning and skills.
Your future: Your experience and learning during this apprenticeship will kick start your career as a Data Scientist within a collaborative agile analytical development function and be a gateway to further study and promotion opportunities.
Key accountabilities: Working alongside experienced Data Scientists, you will; • Learn and use analytical software to create data structures and analysis • Communicate effectively with colleagues to understand customer requirements, and presenting and explaining your work to them • Create high quality and trustworthy structured code and outputs that deliver real value to customers • Analyse and explore UCAS and external data sources in support of data product development and migration • Contribute to team meetings and participate actively in the ongoing improvement of processes and analytical methods
Skills, qualifications and experience: Successful applicants will have: • A-Level or Level 3 qualification in Computing, Mathematics or Physical Sciences • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including Maths and English. • A logical thinking ability, be numerate and analytical. • A natural curiosity and drive to find things out that really matter from data • Experience of working on your own initiative and effectively as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes or deliver successful projects. • Naturally collaborative, with good people skills.

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