Data BSc Degree Apprentice


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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. 

All our employees, as part of learning about the company in their first few weeks, spend time learning about the business such as helping in the factory, visiting customers with a delivery driver, and visiting our giant freezer – our warehouse near Bristol where the temperature is minus 16 degrees! This really helps the people that join understand the many business units and their challenges. 

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


This is a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship [Level 4, 5 and 6]

About this 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. 

About the Apprenticeship 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. 

Our Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to start you career by working in a role whilst studying and achieving a degree qualification as a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional. If you are looking to achieve a degree but feel that university is not the right route for you, this could be a great option for you. 

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! 

However, studying and working at the same time is not easy and will need a lot of energy at work, for home revision and study and great time management. You will need to meet standards in your job in the office as well as in your studies – the two go hand in hand.

The training will be with QA Ltd in Bristol, the details of the programme can be found at BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions | QA Higher Education.

Starting salary:

  • Your starting salary will be £19,305 per annum, paid monthly. (Real Living Wage of £9.90 per hour)
  • Completion of Year 1 and achievement of all credits (approx. Jan 2024) - £22,000.

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
  • 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 3 qualification in a relevant area in any grade. Acceptable qualifications include:

  • 2 A levels in one or more similar subject
  • Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject;
  • International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in a similar subject;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in a similar subject;
  • A work experience route (2-3 years) in a similar subject-related role 

Note: “Similar subject” relates to areas directly relevant to or commensurate with “Digital and Technology Solutions” 

As to what constitutes a “similar subject” this would therefore typically be areas such as but not limited to Level 3 digital apprenticeships, A-Level/BTEC Computer Science, Information Technology, Networking, Software Engineering, etc. 

Note: Learners must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject. 

Other requirements: 

  • 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 

Company perks: 

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


Completion of Year 1 and achievement of all credits (approx. Jan 2024)- £22,000, 

Completion of Year 2 and achievement of all credits (approx. Jan 2025) - £25,000, 

Completion of Final Year and achievement of all credits (approx. Jan 2026) - £28,000, 

Future prospects:

Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship, you will get a full-time job.

On completion of End Point Assessment, your salary will increase in 2027 to £32,000.

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.