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Assistant Business Analyst Apprenticeship MEARS GROUP PLC

At Mears, we are looking for an Assistant Business Analyst to join our team at our Head Office in Gloucester. Sitting within finance, you will be assisting the Senior Business Analyst, analysing, and standardising current working practices across our HR function, through maintaining and developing our HR system.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Are you looking for an employer that are a true market leader?  Would you like to get into a role with unparalleled career development?  If so, Mears could have a role for you! 

Assistant Business Analyst located in Gloucester Business Park, offering an initial salary of up to £24,000 + great benefits.

More about the opportunity:

·       A key administrator of our Workday Human Resource Information System.

·       Initial point of contact for system related queries from HR and Recruitment. 

·       Prioritising work utilising Service Now. 

·       Ensure that the key stakeholders are provided accurate, timely information in respect of development of HR business processes.

·       Identifying areas of weakness in systems and processes, owning these issues, and seeing solutions through to completion. 

·       Day to day maintenance and troubleshooting of HR system interfaces and reporting. 

·       Provide technical support to the HR team (e.g., systems integrations, complex reporting, etc.) 

·       Provide guidance and one to one training to our HR and Recruitment functions on Workday to streamline processes and improve current working practices.

·       Own process changes and identify key opportunities to improve reporting and system interaction.

·       Aim to maximise customer compliance and efficiency in process. 

What are we looking for? 

·       You will have strong IT skills, with good attention to detail and the ability to prepare accurate outputs. Data and information analysis will come naturally to you.

·       As you speak to internal stakeholders, you will be diligent and professional in your approach and be confident exuding strong interpersonal skills.

·       You work in a methodical manner, ensuring projects are completed to timescales, whilst conscious of mitigating risks.

·       You will be a good problem solver, able to work under pressure and be self-motivated.

If you are wanting to break into this area and are looking to join a progressive company this could be the position for you. Apply now to get your journey started, and we look forward to receiving your application.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Data Technician 

We are currently operating a blended learning model with a combination of remote delivery through the use of MS Teams and face to face delivery.
Ixion Holdings will also provide functional skills in English and maths qualifications if required. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of an employment contract on completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

As a Mears apprentice you can benefit from: • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays • Company sick pay • Cycle to work scheme • Sharesave - a simple way of saving money direct from your salary for 3 years, in order to buy Mears Group shares at a price that is fixed and discounted at the outset. • Eye Test Vouchers • Employee Assistance Programme • Mears Fun Day - Our annual Fun Day is organised as a massive thank you from the Executive team for all the hard work! Previous years include, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor etc. • Staff perks with Mears Rewards - discounts of up to 10% on coffee, weekly groceries, holidays, the list is endless. • Be part of a friendly and dedicated team • Volunteering Leave - Mears supports employees to undertake volunteering in the community, in support of our social value commitment. NUS Apprenticeship card

About the employer

Mears Group plc is a housing and social care provider. It repairs and maintains over 700,000 social homes across the UK. We provide and manage 17,000 homes for local and central Government and are also responsible for keeping 750,000 social housing homes in the UK in good repair. Mears has 5000+ employees and a footprint across the country. At Mears, we look for people who share our values, along with our commitment to making a positive difference to people’s homes, lives and communities.




1390 Montpellier Court

Gloucester Business Park



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Training provider



Steven Vasiliou


Apprenticeship standard

Data technician

Level 3 (A level)

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