L3 Data Technician Apprentice - Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - L36 3SD Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

A L3 Data Technician Apprentice is required. The programme is currently looking to recruit apprentices offering opportunities to work in information management gathering, analysing, interpreting and presenting information about health and healthcare - to develop service delivery and improve patient care. Duties include: providing basic administrative support for members of the team, and collecting and compiling data from different sources.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    NHS Agenda for Change Band 2, Annex 21 ie. £14,923 - £15,989 (as at April 2023). 27 days annual leave per year plus Bank Holidays

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

NHS organisations across the North West recruit apprentices annually on to the Skills Development Network's Foundation Informatics Apprenticeship.

Apprentices should be hardworking, organised individuals who are flexible and willing to learn with a personal interest in IT/Technology.

Further information on the Skills Development Network, the Foundation Informatics Apprenticeship as well as careers in the NHS can be found at www.nhsapprenticeships.com.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • 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



  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)


Skills Required:

  • Good communication (written and verbal)
  • Team working
  • Good analytical skills
  • Logical thinking
  • Ability to act on own initiative and follow instructions
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • IT literate


Personal qualities:

  • Keen interest in IT
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Friendly, outgoing nature
  • A thorough approach to work undertaken
  • A professional attitude to work

The training you will be getting

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 Level 3 Data Technician Standard

The training covers the following core occupational duties:


What to expect at the end of your 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 permanent 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. The 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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Flexible and adaptable


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

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, have the right to work in the UK.

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. Almost 2 million people make up the NHS workforce with over 350 different careers being split into 15 categories, one of which is Digital, one of the fastest growing areas within healthcare. Across the North West there are around 6,000 staff working in a Digital career. The overall purpose of Digital is to enable, promote and support the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology to assist and improve health and health care delivery.


Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Knowsley Community College

Waterpark Drive


L36 3SD

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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


Georgia Dunn


Apprenticeship standard

Data technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024