IT Product Analyst Apprentice


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Who you’ll be working for:

The University of Salford is a global institution that serves the needs of industry, commerce and education. Based in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, we are 1 mile west of Manchester city centre.  

The University of Salford has a great reputation both nationally and globally with a  community of over 23,000 students, 2500 staff and 170,000 alumni who come to study, teach and research here from all around the world. Our thriving industry-focused research is cutting edge, rising to the challenges and opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution.

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IT Systems and Networking - Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6,

36 months, plus EPA.

What’s in it for you:

You will gain experience of maximising the potential of educational technology to provide our staff and students best in breed learning technologies, digital tools and integrations. These can be used to enhance inclusivity, remove barriers, increase productivity, and enable both staff and students to develop diverse strategies which enable personalised learning and support the education and employability strategy.

There are excellent benefits available including:

  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave plus the option to buy additional days
  • Flexible working
  • A comprehensive package of training and development opportunities
  • MySalford, our online employee portal, offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits and discounts
  • A wide range of dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health

You will be responsible for:

  • Building strong relationships with staff and students to understand where improvements or new technology is required and understand what the priority areas of work and then to collaboratively to build a backlog of user stories.
  • Writing business cases and problem statements to enable the review of these projects and helping analyse demands from users to understand what the requirement is and find the most suitable solution.
  • Maintaining knowledge of best practices and new initiatives within the industry and its impact on the HE sector as a whole
  • Make appropriate recommendations on new initiatives and industry developments - in particular their effect upon the University Learning and Teaching strategy, priorities and on digital learning priorities.
  • Supporting the evaluation and analysis of new and emerging digital learning systems and services, and enhancements to existing systems.
  • Managing a backlog of user stories relating to educational stories, providing joined up thinking across applications to ensure they are prioritised and development in line with business requirements.
  • Maintain an understanding of business needs, processes, and dependencies to be better able to prepare and build business cases/problem statements for the development of educational technology.
  • Interpreting, documenting and managing data taken from multiple sources and presenting that data in a coherent way, linking it to business priorities.

You will need the following skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Great at building relationships
  • Excellent business analysis skills
  • Diligent with attention to detail
  • Able to communicate, cooperate and collaborate in a multi-functional, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Structured and organised approach to work

Entry requirements:

  • 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
  • GCSE at Grade C (4+), or equivalent

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.

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Working week:

36.25 hours per week

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure full-time 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.