Business Analyst Apprentice



Closes in 9 days (Friday 2 August)

Posted on 21 June 2024


You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Business Analyst - Level 4 Apprenticeship. Duties will include Documenting of current processes and activities using structured techniques.

Annual wage
£26,000 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Business analyst (level 4)
Days and shifts to be confirmed.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 12 August


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Why choose our Business Analyst Level 4 apprenticeship?

Our Business Analyst Level 4 apprenticeship develops learners to investigate information systems solutions and gain the know-how to improve operational efficiency for your organisation. The principles of data analytics are being applied across just about every industry. Using past-event data, business analysts are making important insight-based business decisions and driving customer value across every team and function, including operations, finance, sales and marketing.

QA’s Business Analyst Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Become a change professional that helps organisations deliver business and digital change successfully
  • Regularly investigate and analyse solutions to ensure the right one is chosen
  • Experience a flexible learning journey using a blend of learning methodologies, including online learning, practical exercises, video content, coaching and workshops

Tools and technologies learned: Apprentices will learn to use Unified Modeling Language (UML), Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), Data Modelling, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), SWOT & PESTLE

Where you’ll work







An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Business analyst (level 4)

Equal to higher national certificate (HNC)

Course contents
  • Apply appropriate approaches to scope, plan and perform Business Analysis
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations with a range of stakeholders
  • Apply a range of structured investigation techniques to a business situation
  • Produce an outline definition of a business situation using an appropriate technique
  • Apply appropriate techniques to identify problems and opportunities within a business situation
  • Support the identification and presentation of proposed actions to stakeholders in order to gain agreement for further analysis activity
  • Apply appropriate techniques to analyse and document options and recommendations for change
  • Elicit process information from stakeholders
  • Model business processes using relevant techniques, standards, notation and software tools
  • Analyse business process models to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Produce models of redesigned business processes
  • Elicit requirements from stakeholders to identify business and user needs
  • Document clear functional and non-functional requirements in line with local standards
  • Analyse documented requirements to remove duplication, conflict and overlap
  • Prioritise requirements using an appropriate prioritisation approach
  • Validate requirements with stakeholders
  • Support the establishment of requirements traceability
  • Elicit business data needs from relevant sources
  • Support the development of simple data models using relevant techniques, standards, notation and software tools
  • Document current business situations to enable gap analysis and decision making
  • Support the development of models of future state business situations
  • Identify key differences between current and future business situations
  • Identify actions required to move from the current to future business situation
  • Define acceptance criteria for business and system changes
  • Support business acceptance of business and system changes
  • Apply relevant techniques to research and identify stakeholders
  • Analyse and document stakeholders' areas of interest and influence
  • Support the development of cost/benefit analysis for proposed business changes
  • Evaluate and document the key impacts on people, process, organisation, technology and information
  • Present information in a manner appropriate to the audience
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 5 including Maths & English (grade 4 (C) or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Team working
    • Non judgemental

    About this company

    Link Scheme Ltd is the operator of the LINK system as set out in the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013. It works with the Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) to achieve its core objectives of promoting innovation and competition in LINK and furthering the interests of people and businesses that use LINK.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Full time position available after the apprenticeship with opportunity for more learning and development

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000259723.

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    Closes in 9 days (Friday 2 August)

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