Data Technician Apprentice - St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The overall purpose of Health Informatics is to enable, promote and support the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology to assist and improve health and health care delivery.

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Closing date: 09 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    NHS Agenda for Change Band 2 Annex 21 (£14,923-£15,989)

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Responding to telephone enquiries in a professional and friendly manner
  • Providing basic administrative support for members of the team
  • Collecting and compiling data from different sources
  • Inputting data using various software
  • Performing database queries, both routine and ad-hoc, extracting data for analysis
  • Assisting with the production of a range of ad-hoc and standard data analysis reports
  • Assisting in the production of performance dashboards and reports
  • Assisting with data quality checking and cleansing

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

During this apprenticeship, you will follow a fully supported training programme with LearnTech, delivered through combined weekly remote classroom-based training, workplace assessment/training and online learning working towards completing the Data Technician standard.

The training covers the following core occupational duties:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This opportunity is advertised on a fixed term contract basis due to this being an apprenticeship, the objective of which is to gain a recognised qualification and experience in the workplace. This does not include a guaranteed post with an NHS organisation, however throughout the apprenticeship individuals will be eligible to apply for vacancies within their workplace organisation, subject to the usual recruitment processes, with support being provided to ideally secure a position by completion. This apprenticeship will provide valuable work experience and a qualification that is recognised by employers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Ability to follow instructions, Flexible and adaptable, Keen interest in IT, Punctual and reliable, Friendly, outgoing nature, Thorough approach to work, Professional attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Essential

Things to consider

You must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the role: Have been a UK/EEA resident for the last 3 years, hold valid residency status and have the right to work in the UK. This role also requires 3 GCSEs grade A* - C (9 - 4) in any subject, in addition to the GCSE in mathematics and English listed.

About the employer

The NHS has a multi-billion pound budget to deliver an efficient, modern, safe and effective healthcare service to patients. As they go through a period of transformation that sees efficiency savings impacting on their limited resources, they are looking to develop new talent to help deliver this challenge. 1.8 million people make up the NHS workforce with over 350 different careers being split into 15 categories, one of which is Health Informatics, one of the fastest growing areas within healthcare. Across the North West there are around 6,000 staff working in Health Informatics. You don't have to work in a clinical job to help the NHS save lives. Healthcare organisations across the North West recruit apprentices annually on to the Skills Development Network's Foundation Informatics Apprenticeship - an 18 month Level 3 programme offering opportunities to work in an Information Management team gathering, analysing, interpreting, and presenting information about health and healthcare to develop service delivery and improve patient care. As a Skills Development Network Apprentice in the NHS, you will be starting a career with the UK's biggest employer. Alongside great development and progression opportunities, you will receive an excellent package including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, and flexible working. Apprentices, employed on a full time, fixed-term contract attend training weekly with an opportunity to undertake industry recognised qualifications, should be hardworking, organised individuals who are flexible and willing to learn with a personal interest in IT/Technology.


St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Knowsley Community College

Waterpark Drive


L36 3SD

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Training provider



Georgia Dunn

Apprenticeship standard

Data technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Apr 2023