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Data Analyst Apprentice (Phoenix Group) Phoenix Group

We have an incredible opportunity to join us here at Phoenix Group as a Cloud Data Engineer in our IT Transformation team within the Asset Management function. Our next hires will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying solution for a number of strategic projects.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £25,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000099106

  • Positions

    8 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidates will be part of a wider team delivering large-scale, high-performance systems and be responsible for the smooth transition into a DevOps lifecycle. These are key role to support the continued growth within in the function and will contribute to the successful development of the Phoenix Group Asset Management vision, particularly in delivering a world-class Asset Management function with a data driven culture at its core. 

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside internal and external engineers supporting the delivery of solutions based on Architectural best practices and AWS Well Architected Framework, with guidance from a senior member(s) of technical team
  • Support the design and delivery of new simple Cloud architecture patterns and implementations based on customer requirements with support from senior team members
  • Develop tangible and ongoing standardisation, simplification, and efficiency of engineering processes, reviewing and revising continuous improvement opportunities
  • Passion for learning new skills and staying up to date with the latest technologies

The role will involve the build out of:

  • Data Pipelines - using Python, SQL, Lambda and Step Functions
  • Data Model that are optimised for business useability and comprehension
  • Develop and optimise data tables using best practices for partitioning, parallelisation, and performance
  • Develop and maintain metadata to support an augmented data catalogue and support documentation for internal technical teams and business customers alike
  • Help internal business customers troubleshoot and optimise SQL and reporting solutions to solve and improve business outcomes

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

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Data Analyst, with training in how to:

  • Ascertain how data can be used to answer questions and solve problems
  • Gather, inspect, cleanse, transform and model data to identify patterns and trends
  • Present data and produce dashboards and reports to aid visualisation and comparison
  • Use advanced theory and diverse techniques to harness greater understanding
  • Inform decision-making and make recommendations using an evidence-based approach
  • Ensure your business processes and procedures are compliant with data protection legislation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Excellent customer service, Strong communication skills, Positive outlook, A can-do attitude, Team player, Keen to learn and progress, Flexible

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

• Exposure with AWS cloud services: e.g., Lambda, Step functions, Panda’s etc. • Good understanding of Data Modelling techniques. • Experience in developing python-based data engineering solutions. • Experience using code versioning software’s such as Bitbucket and GitHub. • Understanding of web API and RESTful services. • Experience in working in an agile methodology. • Fundamental understanding of Python or SQL.

About the employer

We want to be the best organisation that any of our colleagues have ever worked for. We’re a FTSE 100 organisation and are the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We have 14 million policies and around £300 billion of assets under administration. We’re committed to providing the very best experiences for our customers, and we want to make real change in the world. We are working to build a sustainable future, and one of our commitments is to reduce our emissions over the next eight years to the equivalent of heating over 6 million homes.

Employer

Phoenix Group

Address

1 Wythall Green Way

Wythall

Birmingham

B47 6WG

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Training

Training provider

ESTIO TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Stephanie Mallinson

stephanie.mallinson@estio.co.uk

01133500333

Apprenticeship standard

Data analyst

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


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