Data Development Level 3 Apprentice


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Employer description:

Ultra Sonar Systems is a-UK based solutions provider and systems integrator operating in the Defence market, delivering world leading products, solutions and services to our national and international customers.

We operate in the Underwater domain which includes the advanced naval Integrated Sonar System (ISS), Hull Mounted Sonar system, towed array sonar systems, surface ship and submarine torpedo defence and countermeasures, and distributed anti-submarine warfare systems (Sonobuoys), including Multi-Static Active (MSA) technologies.


We are currently seeking to recruit audacious and highly capable people to work on cutting edge technologies and inspire our up-and-coming team members to deliver best in class results.

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Data Essentials Level 3 Apprenticeship. 

Purpose of Role:

As a Business Development Apprentice, you will be providing support to the Business Development team whilst working towards a recognised CPD qualifications in Excel and ISP qualification in Sales.

The role will provide exposure to all aspects of identifying and qualifying emerging opportunities, Stakeholder engagement, maintaining the CRM system, conducting market analysis, establishing and executing capture plans, and generating proposals and marketing collateral.

The successful candidate will be making extensive use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Excel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the generation of pursuit packs for the various internal approval reviews
  • Monitor the CRM system to ensure it is maintained for accuracy and relevancy
  • Review trade publications and online media to collate and share customer and competitor intelligence
  • Assist in the discovery of leads, through research
  • Represent the business at trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Coordinate and attend both internal and external meetings with Stakeholders
  • Support the generation of high-quality proposals, literature, and presentations
  • Maintain and assisting in the preparation of marketing materials and social media presence
  • Maintain and report upon internal metrics and KPI measures
  • Assist colleagues by undertaking reasonable requests and tasks from time-to-time as necessary

What we are looking for:

Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • The ability to obtain UK Security Clearance is essential (e.g. British national or dual-national)
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence

Personal Attributes:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Customer focused
  • Able to effectively work independently and within a team
  • Good communicator
  • Self-motivator
  • Able to work to deadlines and project scopes
  • Ability to prioritise and to manage time effectively
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organised
  • Willing to travel both nationally and internationally for short periods of time

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:


£15,000 per annum.


  • Ultra Sonar offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme based on company profit/cash targets,
  • 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy additional 5 days
  • A flexible UltraSelect benefits scheme you can tailor to suit your needs
  • Competitive pension scheme with Life Assurance
  • Flexible start/finish times
  • Aconfidential Employee Support Helpline
  • Free car parking

At Ultra Sonar Systems you will:

  • Be part of an agile organisation, with the ability to make a real difference
  • Have the opportunity to be involved in multiple domains and projects, throughout the engineering lifecycle
  • Work in a dynamic environment, with the ability to make significant personal impact
  • Gain exposure to all functional and business areas, with opportunities to broaden your knowledge
  • Be in an environment where talent is recognised and promoted, independent of experience
  • Have the opportunity to work on exciting new product developments
  • Work for the dominant provider of UK surface ship Anti-Submarine Warfare solutions, with many related export opportunities

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

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.