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IT Higher Apprenticeship (Data Analysis)

National Grid
National Grid
  • Salary: £24,017
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Length of Programme: 1 Year
  • Entry Requirements: A Levels or equivalent , -
  • Qualification Gained: N/A
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    • Castle Donington

Why choose us

The effects of climate change impact our lives every day – from the air we breathe, to the food we eat and the world we live in. At National Grid, we run and operate the UK’s energy system, delivering power to every corner of the country. This means we play a central role in helping to solve the challenges facing our climate. It’s why we’re acting today to help build a cleaner, greener Britain.

We’re investing in transformative engineering and cutting-edge technology to help the country hit its net zero carbon target by 2050. But to achieve this goal we need the right people. We need people with passion and potential to help us win the race to halt climate change. For us, it is the job that can’t wait.

About the role

Are you good with data? Looking for an apprenticeship that provides an opportunity to work with some of the leading technology in data management? Our IT team provide data analysis for the supporting systems that help our business manage gas and electricity flows across England and Wales. Within National Grid, data is key to decision making and optimizing internal business processes to drive efficiencies.

  • This role is focused around data analysis of business information and the insights this can provide to the business to support decision-making and boost performance, known as Business Intelligence
  • You will be working with a dedicated application team that configures, supports and maintains Business intelligence applications, such as Tableau and Talend.
  • You will learn how to gather, organise, analyse and visualise data, as well as supporting business intelligence applications from a server and upgrade perspective

What's in it for you

We will support you with training and on the job experience to gain an accredited L4 qualification. Business Intelligence is one of the areas in IT that is growing at a rapid rate and in our team, no two days are the same. You will gain an understanding of how the technical architecture of the systems support our Gas Network, ITIL concepts and how we adopt and use these in National Grid.

In addition, you will learn how to:

  • Manage large datasets including statistical techniques to measure results and show key trends
  • Understand and define business requirements
  • Write SQL statements to query data from various types of databases
  • Create interactive visualisations to deliver business insights
  • Integrate data from various sources
  • In addition to the potential for a role in Business Intelligence, completing this programme could lead to roles in Data Science, Application Support, Data Visualisation or as a Developer in one of the data applications


What you'll do

  • Undertake data modelling and data mining
  • Use and support Business intelligence led applications such as Talend and Tableau, supporting deployment of pre- and production jobs through multiple networks using electronic file transfer software and developing Linux skills to configure these from a command line
  • Support the servers by configuring monitoring of services that run the applications, usage of resources such as RAM and CPU
  • Assist infrastructure teams with Windows Operating System patching whilst avoiding service disruption
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support analysis of issues that span across multiple systems
  • Perform daily checks, house-keeping, documenting processes and change management
  • Actively attend regular Hub meetings in different teams to encourage involvement and learning

What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £24,017 and you will work towards a level 4 qualification or a foundation degree depending on the programme. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, full board accommodation whilst away at our training academy and all travel expenses paid for when you’re not at your base location.

Our values

National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in an inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Role location

Castle Donington

Role requirements

You must have, or be predicted to gain, a Grade C or above/4-9GCSE in English Language and/or Maths.

In addition to the GCSE requirements, you must also have one of the following sets of qualifications:

  • 2 A-Levels / A2: Grades A* - C (1 must be in either Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Computing)
  • BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in IT, Computing, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT ( Business), ICT Systems and Principles, Computing (Software Engineering Stream) Grade Merit or Distinction OR
  • BTEC Diploma Level 3 in IT, Computing, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems and Principles, Computing (Software Engineering Stream) Grade Merit or Distinction OR
  • HNC / HND in IT, Computing, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems and Principles
  • Computing (Software Engineering Stream) (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction)
  • Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Computing

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 16th February, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further information

If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.

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Email: ApprenticeCareers@nationalgrid.com

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