Data Scientist Apprentice

Do you want to play a huge part in keeping our customers connected? Would you like to study, learn and work towards a professional qualification? Join us on our Data Scientist Apprentice Scheme and you can have it all!

Help us build the internet 

This Data Scientist Apprenticeship is all about understanding what data does for our business. The team you’ll work in sources, organises and analyses huge datasets to resolve particular problems and then presents their solutions back to the business for review and action. Our mission is to be the second biggest fibre infrastructure in the UK, and this team is where it all starts. Data Scientists make a huge impact on our business, and you could too.  


Build skills for the future  

On the Data Scientist apprenticeship scheme, you will use past performance data to predict how new projects will perform, which means you’ll spend a lot of time modelling. By the end of the scheme, you’ll be a pro at sourcing, extracting, storing and analysing data. You could find yourself responsible for:  

  • Analysing data sources to predict projects costs, buildability and our predicted revenue  
  • Strategic outlay and planning of how we build networks   
  • Solving problems faced by Virgin Media through analytics and data science   
  • Creating and managing algorithms and complex optimisations 


What we look for  

Every now and then, you’ll come across something that you’re not 100% sure about how to take care of, so building positive relationships with the Network Expansion (Netex) team is important. Our teams work together to get the job done efficiently. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to explain technical techniques efficiently to those with less technical knowledge. Other skills that are preferable but not essential include:  

  • Python  
  • ‘Out of the box’ thinking  
  • Analytical thinking  

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. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.  


What’s in it for you  

A starting salary of £30,000 with plenty of opportunities to progress both your career and salary. You will be working towards a MSc Digital and Tech Solutions Masters and a Level 7 Specialist Apprenticeship, secured by a final assessment. Plus, you’ll enjoy our amazing employee benefits, such as:  

  • 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: MSc Digital and Tech Solutions Masters and a Level 7 Specialist Apprenticeship
Duration: 24 months
Start Date: 12th September 2022
Locations: Manchester
Requirements: 2:2 (or equivalent) in a STEM related degree
Salary: Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £32,000 after 12 months. Final salaries are from £42,000 + amazing benefits

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