L4 Business Analyst Apprentice (Colloids Limited) COLLOIDS LIMITED

We are seeking a highly organised and detail-oriented Business Analyst to join our team. In this role, the individual takes and understands the needs/problems from stakeholders and works to provide a solution to how these can be met through business change and digital solutions.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary £22,000 - £26,000

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Analyse the requirements to identify any technical or resource dependencies.
  • Provide feedback on the feasibility of the requirements, including the scope and timeline.
  • Verify the validity of the requirements with subject matter experts, business owners, or other stakeholders to ensure that they meet the business needs and objectives.
  • Become a successful change professional who helps organisations to deliver business and digital change successfully.
  • Regularly investigate and analyse solutions to ensure the optimum one is chosen.
  • Expand on logical and creative thinking skills to help solve business change challenges.
  • Utilise structured approaches to identify, investigate, analyse and communicate complex business problems and opportunities.
  • Analyse practical business cases to further understand different business scenarios.
  • Learn how to lead the analysis, identification, design, prioritisation and implementation of processes and business changes to improve operations and services.
  • Provide advice and guidance based on your own knowledge and experience.

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 Business Analyst, with training in how to:

  • Investigate the wants, needs, problems and opportunities for your business.
  • Analyse performance of your processes and suggest recommendations for improvement.
  • Identify your data requirements to improve your business.
  • Create data models to illustrate how your data is represented within your business systems.
  • Asses costs, benefits and impacts of suggested changes to your business.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role offers a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship depending on performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Presentation skills, Written communication skills, Problem analysis, Trouble shooting skills, Collaborative mindset, Willingness to help others, Proactive, Ability to meet deadlines, Time management skills, Driven mind-set, Enthusiasm to succeed, Willing to go the extra mile


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Information technology or Business (Grade A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.

About the employer

Established in 1967 with over 50 years of Masterbatch expertise, Colloids is one of the fastest growing companies in the plastics industry, with a turnover in excess of £80m. It is a global leader in bespoke, technical thermoplastic Masterbatch solutions supplying the automotive, construction, engineering and electrical/electronic markets.




Kirkby Bank Road Knowsley Industrial Park North


L33 7SY

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Training provider



Jack Taylor



Apprenticeship standard

Business analyst

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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