Business Analyst Apprentice

Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£16,139 per annum
Posted
19 Jul 2021
Closes
09 Aug 2021
Job Ref
RA0002524
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About Us and the Role

Warwickshire County Council is offering an exciting opportunity to join their Portfolio Management Office as a Business Analyst Apprentice. The apprenticeship is a great opportunity to work with experienced business analysts and project managers and to earn a salary, whilst working towards a qualification in Business Analysis and gaining a firm understanding of how projects are managed within local government.  The apprenticeship gives you hands on work experience, supplemented with a professional study programme

Working as part of a team including Programme and Project Managers, Business Analysts and Project Support Officers will enable you to develop analytical, managerial and communication skills through a variety of projects. Our projects range from small software implementations to widescale reviews of Council functions

As an Apprentice you will be assisting other Business Analysts within the team in the delivery of projects.  Business Analysts analyse problems, develop solutions and bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff. The Business Analyst helps to make sure that the organisation does not waste money and time on projects that don’t meet the organisation or customer needs.

The apprenticeship

Business Analyst Apprenticeship Level 4.  The training provider is QA Limited. The study component of the course runs for 18 months.  During this time you will be required to spend a minimum of 20% of your employment hours in off the job training.   You will be managed and supported throughout the training and assessment programme.

Completion of this apprenticeship will enable you to apply for further employment with WCC as a Business Analyst / Project Support Officer / Business Support Officer subject to available vacancies.

You must have

To be considered for this post you will need to have good standard of general education and excellent IT skills including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database entry and reporting. You will also need excellent written and oral communications skills, with ability to be trained to create reports and presentations to a high standard with strong attention to detail.

  • Five GCSE grades C - A* (4-9) or equivalent, including English and Maths
  • Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC or equivalent)

Skills needed

  • Inquisitive and analytical with a keen interest in how a business works, and in the technology that powers them
  • Someone who can communicate and build effective relationships
  • The ability to follow instructions and proactively look for solutions when needed
  • Flexible and has an ability to prioritise and multitask in a challenging working environment, good organisational skills
  • Someone who works well in a team as well as individually.
  • Someone who is committed to learning

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.  

 

QA will be the main training provider. Please see the link below.

Link to course details

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Tarver Email: janetarver@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

Closing date: Monday, 9th August 2021

 

Interview date: 30th August and 6th September 2021

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
 
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

 
If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
 
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application. 

  

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification. 

  

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 

  

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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