Data Engineer Apprentice


Employer description:

Apetito is a welcoming and rewarding company to work for. It has lots of different types of customers and the factory is right here in Trowbridge so we can see, smell and at lunchtime taste what we make. We also make food for some of the most vulnerable parts of society, so staff feel they are making a real difference.

You can learn more about Apetito, our products and our values at

About the Job:

The Data Analytics team supports our businesses in the UK, Ireland and North America and helps the business make the most of the rich data that we hold. 

As an apprentice Data Engineer/ Data Analyst, you will be a core member of the data analytics team and support the Data Infrastructure Manager in keeping all our data platforms working and building new capabilities. 

The role offers you an opportunity to work on diverse data sets across geographies (we support UK, Ireland, and North America) and across B2C and B2B businesses. You will learn and work on exciting technologies and tools like the SQL Server Integration Services, Azure Cloud, Azure Data Factory, DataBricks and Tableau, to name a few. 

Title / Position: 

Data Engineer Apprentice (BSc Digital & Technology Solutions - Data Analyst) 


Your starting salary will be £19,305.00 per annum.  

About Apprenticeships and studying: 

This is a role in an exciting new initiative that will see you at the forefront for this technology and its implementation in Apetito. 

As part of this apprenticeship, Apetito will support you to gain a BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions - Data Analytics. 

This means that we will pay the fees for your degree, give you time to attend the courses in short blocks and contribute towards some of your other costs for learning. Alongside your degree you will get valuable work experience and development – and no student debt! 

Main role / Responsibilities [will include but not be limited to:] 

  • Ensure that the data extraction and loading processes (ETL) run consistently
  • Evaluate new data sources for data quality and develop a robust data mapping
  • Acquire data, develop, and maintain the ingestion pipelines using SSIS/ADF/DataBricks
  • Build the data marts as required and publish curated data sources to support self-serve
  • Work closely with the IT Infrastructure and IT SecOps teams to implement the right policies

As well as: 

  • Support the Tableau and the SSRS reporting platforms
  • Support apetito’s migration to the Cloud from the data perspective
  • Build a deep understanding of our products, processes, systems, and data
  • Build strong relationships with the stakeholders across the business.
  • Provide technical support where required
  • Be a contact for both technical and governance guidance
  • Ensure security measures are in place
  • Keep up to date on updates and enhancements by the vendors like Microsoft and Tableau 

Desirable skills: 

  • Excellent computer literacy 
  • Able to communicate clearly and confidently with a range of colleagues 

Personal qualities: 

  • An enquiring and problem-solving mindset
  • Enthusiasm and a strong sense of ownership 
  • Can-do approach and like making things better 
  • Good at getting the details right 

Entry requirements:

  • A-level equivalent of CCC* or more with at least two STEM subjects one of which needs to be Maths. (In the case of predicted grades, completion of your probation will be conditional on actual results in August ’22) 
  • GCSE Math’s grade B or 6 (or equivalent) 
  • GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent) 
  • Have completed your Level 3 studies (A-levels, BTEC Level 3 or Level 3 Apprenticeship) by June/September 2022 

Also: [you need to:] 

  • Be eligible to work in the UK and not be in full-time education by June 2022 
  • Have lived in the UK and/or EU for 3 years prior to June 2022 

Working week: 

8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday,

37.5hrs a week. 

Company perks: 

  • Apetito Perks (Retail Discounts) 
  • Free turkey or voucher at Christmas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Technology scheme 

Future prospects:

On completion of End Point Assessment of the degree apprenticeship, the salary will be increased to £32,000 per annum as you will have the opportunity to gain a full-time job with us. 

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.