Business Analysts are respected for their ability to analyse problems, develop solutions, and bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff. The Business Analyst helps to make sure that organisations don’t waste money and time on projects or investments that don’t meet organisation or customer needs.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Stakeholders at all levels across NFUM to enable the effective negotiation and delivery of Business Analysis services.
  • With appropriate supervision from an experienced Business Analyst, engage with Stakeholders to understand the need for and delivery of business change in line with their requirements.
  • Manage the Stakeholders’ expectations by producing the appropriate analysis deliverables for specific and defined pieces of change, ensuring project and business objectives are met and that defined and agreed scope is controlled.
  • Produce work packages, estimates and analysis plans that reflect the scope of the analysis work required and identify key dependencies. Agree these with Stakeholders to ensure scope of activity is documented and work can commence.
  • Monitor the delivery of work packages and communicate progress to the responsible Business Analyst or Business Analysis Manager to ensure project and business objectives are met and scope or timeline changes are identified.
  • Work with experienced Business Analysts or Lead Business Analysts to model the As-Is and the To-Be business processes to aid the understanding of changes and their impact.
  • Exercise and develop analytical skills in the elicitation, validation, prioritisation and documentation of accurate business and system requirements in a manner that is concise, trace-able and flexible to enable the correct solution to be identified/ developed.
  • Review, evaluate and support solutions to ensure that they meet the requirements and specifications in line with IT Governance Standards. Escalate any areas of non-compliance with the Lead Business Analyst or Business Analysis Manager.
  • Complete the actions, training and assessments within the Business Analyst Apprenticeship scheme in line with relevant timescale to continually develop to achieve professional and personal skills to the level and standards required to successfully progress from the apprenticeship scheme.
  • Deliver short term/one off projects and activities as required by and to the standards and outcomes agreed with line manager.

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will work towards the level 4 Business analyst apprenticeship standard. The programme includes:

  • Formal course attendance (3 x 3 day, 1 x 2 day and 2 x 1 day courses – total 13 days)
  • Directed online learning (ongoing availability)
  • Dedicated mentor input and support
  • Directed self-study and task assignment/review
  • Deliberate practice
  • Assessment guidance and preparation

The programme will complement any formal employer training which, when combined, makes-up the required 20% of “off-the-job” training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is the highest level of apprenticeship on offer in this field of work and is equivalent to a Foundation Degree. The scheme is designed to fully support you professionally, giving you hands on work experience, supplemented with a professional study programme. Many apprentices go on to obtain the International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any 2 x subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

More than anything, it is attitude and approach that matter. You’ll have experience of gaining information from others to resolve problems and the ability to manage your own workload. Great written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate at different levels will be important, along with evidence of proactively seeking new opportunities to learn and develop. An interest in financial services, in particular insurance is desirable.

About the employer

We’re a leading UK general insurer and financial services organisation, focusing on those people who live and work in the countryside. Our success is down to our dedication to outstanding customer service, a commitment recognised by the many industry awards we have won. Our recently upgraded Stratford office is easily accessible by car and bus with café and sporting facilities on site. We’re committed to making sure NFU Mutual is a great place to work as reflected in NFU Mutual being awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award.




Avon House

Ryon Hill

Stratford upon Avon

CV37 0UU

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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


Joanne Keen

Apprenticeship standard

Business 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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024