Data Specialist Level 3 Apprentice


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Employer description: 

Here, you will have the opportunity to work for Oxford City Council as a Level 3 Data Specialist Apprentice. 

Overall purpose: 

Will be to develop the skills necessary to analyse the People Team systems to deliver a broad range of data sources to produce timely and concise data solutions to achieve results. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other services and teams to interpret, create and maintain reliable data information systems in support of delivering excellent customer service to external and internal customers 
  • To be a key member of the People Team, providing technical and administrative support in support of delivering the People Strategy 

You will need to be fully committed to undertaking Data Essentials Level 3, and with full training and support to be able to:

  • Develop and deliver effective, high quality system support and customer service (to both internal and external customers) to the Council’s Human Resources and Payroll functions in response to the varying workflows and changing priorities across the team.
  • Ability to develop in collecting, organising and studying data demonstrating an analytical and problem solving approach.
  • Conduct detailed analysist across a broad range of data sources and producing timely and concise results.
  • Play a key role in supporting engagement with service areas to understand their needs and develop processes and systems to deliver results.
  • Undertake test cycles on client data as required.
  • Benchmark trends including sharing learning from course to transfer and update the teams systems and knowledge in support of delivering the People Strategy.
  • Support and develop internal structures and systems as required.
  • Support and contribute to projects as required, demonstrating a flexible approach across the team.
  • Assist with administration and HR activities as required. 

What we are looking for:

Desirable skills:

  • Ability to collect, organise and study data demonstrating an analytical and problem-solving approach
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Proficient in the use of ICT, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A keen interest in undertaking further training and development
  • Effective organisation skills in order to work to deadlines and manage own workload
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to build effective working relationships with people at all levels across the organisation
  • Awareness of data protection and the importance of confidentiality when handling sensitive data
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Interest in developing how to present data effectively to persuade, endorse and inform decisions 

The ability to work from home and/or office as required, demonstrating a flexible approach to working as part of the team in support of service objectives. 

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • 3 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)
  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme. 

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.  

Find out more here:


£11,934 per annum (pro-rata part-time) in Year 1,  

£14,238 post successful 6-month probation (pro-rata part-time).    

£18,258 per annum (pro-rata part-time) in Year 2.

Future prospects:

Potential to build a career within Data in a long-term position.

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.