Apprentices

Analyst Apprentice

Do you want to coordinate projects to ensure they run efficiently? Would you like to study, learn and work towards a professional qualification? Join us on our Analyst Apprenticeship and do it all!

Be the reason our projects run smoothly 

Analyst Apprentices in our PMO Team (Project Management Office) will be working in our Smart Metering team, who are responsible for delivering a multi-billion, multi-year programme. You’ll work on the world’s largest National Critical Infrastructure projects, supported by the UK Government. Your role will be to assist leads, managers and the wider team by using the standard processes of project management disciplines and approaches to achieve project objectives. 

 

Build skills for the future 

Track, update and advise on the status of project stages, finances, risks and issues to ensure projects are on track and meeting requirements. This is a big programme with more than 250 people working on it, and so far, it has saved around 600 million tons of CO2 admissions, so you have the potential to leave a huge impact on our business and the community. Day-to-day, tasks you will own include: 

  • Completing assurance reviews to support audit schedules 
  • Processing central mailbox communications 
  • Handling reporting cycle inputs and updates 
  • Managing programme level logs to ensure control, communication and reporting is effective 
  • Supporting projects when the need arises to ensure project plans and documentations are up to date 

 

What we look for 

You’ll handle multiple projects at one time, so you’ll need to take initiative and prioritise your workload with deadlines in mind. Your tasks will revolve around data, so you should also be comfortable and confident in analysing and drawing conclusions from datasets. Our business is constantly evolving, so you will need to be flexible to keep up with it. Candidates will also need at least 5 GCSES Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent. Other qualities we’re looking for include: 

  • An energetic, driven approach 
  • Microsoft Office skills 
  • Ability to work well in high-pressure environments 

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. 

 

What’s in it for you 

You’ll start with us on a salary of £21,500, with stages throughout the programme where you can expect that to increase. Upon successful completion of the scheme, you’ll have earned a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship, allowing you to roll off into a PMO Analyst role. This role is hybrid working, initially working primarily from the office, with future opportunities to work from home combined with regular visits to the office, to be discussed as required. Plus, enjoy our amazing benefits, including: 

  • 25 days holiday 
  • Your birthday off every year 
  • Employee discounts on mobile, broadband and TV services 

…and loads more! 

 

What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship? 

Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job. As a result, you’ll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us.  

 

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Business Administrator
Duration: 18 months
Start Date: January 2023
Locations: Slough
Requirements: 5 GCSES Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent
Salary: Starting salary of £21,500, with an increase to £24,500 after 12 months. Final salaries are from £25,500 + amazing benefits

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