Apprentice Data Analyst Akzonobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe.

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Closing date: 03 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - between 8:30am and 4:45pm with a 45 minute lunch (There is some flexibility)

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

If you have A levels or equivalent in a technical subject and are interested in working with data this is an incredible opportunity to launch your career in a business that is a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel is home to well-known brands, such as the UK’s favourite Dulux paint, and has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK & Europe. We are now recruiting an Apprentice to join our Design and Knowledge Management (D&KM) team and work with internal customers to deliver high quality analyses to assist data driven decision making. Your work will support value engineering projects, new product development, new innovations, raw material harmonisation and complexity reduction activities for the business in the UK and other parts of our global operation.

The training route for this role includes completing level 4 Data Analyst training via Digital Native in London then levels 5-6 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional apprenticeship programme via Bucks New University, High Wycombe. 20% of your time will be allocated to training you to degree level, the rest of the time will be on the job training.

The Role:

  • Assist in gathering datasets and from a variety of sources
  • Receive training to work towards becoming a Data Analyst
  • Carry out analysis to accelerate Research & Development projects
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design experiments using statistical methods to build understanding of best formulating practices
  • Track progress of experiments & keep all stakeholders informed
  • Collaborate with local & global teams to provide guidance and assistance in analysing & visualising data
  • Support the development of new experimental capabilities
  • Work safely & in-line with company & legal regulations

Modules covered in training:

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Data Tools
  • Data Quality
  • Corporate, Legal and Moral aspects of Technology and Data
  • The Data and Analytics Lifecycles
  • Story Telling with Data
  • Big Data Fundamentals

About You:

  • A’ levels in science/Maths/IT based subjects
  • Interest in IT and data
  • Proficient in MSOffice
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key
  • Enjoys sharing knowledge & skills
  • Curiosity to question & a willingness to learn
  • Driving license (or you must be able to travel to London and Aylesbury for the training element)

The training you will be getting

As part of the Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship standard, you’ll be registered as a member with the British Computer Society and be on a fast track to an industry recognised qualification and your dedicated industry coach will support you through a blended approach that will include remote, in person, 1-2-1 and group learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will progress on a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship and continue to develop your skills as a data analyst. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English language (Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Science, Computer Science or similar (Grade A - C) Essential

Things to consider

We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including: Competitive Salary (depending on experience) 25 days holiday excluding bank holidays Income protection Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores Employee Assistance Programme Employee Life Assurance Company pension Product discounts Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including childcare vouchers, Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!

About the employer

As experts in making coatings, chances are you’re only ever a few meters from one of our products. Active in over 150 countries, we’ve set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.




The Akzonobel Building Wexham Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Data analyst

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

You will find a full job description and be able to apply using this URL

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jan 2024