Data Technician Apprentice


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Employer description: 
McCarthy Marland is an independent and fully licensed waste management company who have been providing waste recycling services to Bristol and surrounding areas for over 20 years.

We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as a Level 3 Data Essentials apprentice. 

The training you will be getting: 
The Level 3 Data apprenticeship standard is delivered via virtual learning platform sessions with support from specialist trainers and 121 skills coach and our learning platform "Aptem" complete learning on program. IT Vendor training will also be provided, as will Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

£18,000 - £20,000 per annum. 


  • Using PurGo or other software programme produce daily and other period reports for specific KPIs such as non-completed work with reasons, vehicle/driver, driver PDA usage and vehicle efficiency and performance measurements. Report parameters will change from time to time to ensure optimum performance data can be used to provide the Business with opportunities to improve
  • Optimise round collection schedules on all vehicle types by constantly monitoring round completion and seeking improvement opportunities
  • Planning and routing of workloads using the internal Software portal PurGo or alternative systems to ensure work is carried out in the most efficient and effective manner at all times
  • Communicate daily with drivers to manage any queries on either routing, specific customer issues, such as damage or bins not out, parked or block accesses then either wholly manage to a satisfactory outcome or escalate to Line Manager or other respective Manager
  • To utilise internal software portal to maximise collection workloads in an efficient and effective manner
  • Periodically review collection rounds to ensure they are optimised to meet Business growth requirements
  • Liaise with internal Commercial department to support additional round workloads and the planning and routing of such work
  • Manage the defect reporting and timely repairs of the PDAs
  • To work closely with the PurGo software providers and initiative areas for improvement and to maximise current parameters and implement around the Business
  • Provide admin support to the Transport Manager

Desired skills and qualities: 

  • A positive and proactive attitude with an eagerness to learn
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to handle sensitive information with the utmost discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to identify and prioritise urgent matters
  • High attention to detail, with the ability to recognise and correct errors in data entry
  • A proven ability to work as a part of a team, working collaboratively, communicating, and working to achieve group goals
  • A strong analytical and numerical aptitude with interest in data and analytical processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, and able to use data entry systems
  • Able to balance work and education commitments

Entry requirements:

  • 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. 

For more information, please visit the UK ENIC website. 

Working week: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.


  • A great working office environment surrounded by a supportive team in a rewarding role
  • 22 days holiday per year + bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Access to the latest technology
  • Access to technical online training to aid your personal progression
  • Staff and Customer referral scheme
  • Free onsite parking

Future prospects:
90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. 
There are numerous routes of progression through the Business for the right candidate following successful apprenticeship completion.

Important information: 
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