Boardworks Limited

Business Analyst Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

Boardworks Limited (Employer)

Ldn Apprenticeships Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £21,000.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed
18 months (duration)
27 June 2021(start date)
IS Business Analyst (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
25 June 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Doddle Learn is a leading online teaching and learning platform, designed to engage students, reduce teacher workload and deliver institution-wide insights for school leaders. They are now looking for a Business Analyst Apprentice to join their team.


Responsible for the day-to-day management of ongoing development to the Doddle platform:

  • Organising and attending all project meetings 
  • Point of contact for the external development team 
  • Attending daily stand-up
  • Writing ACs and producing mock-ups
  • Carrying out thorough design and AC reviews 
  • Works with Product Manager to organise backlog
  • Seeks input from all relevant BW teams on development work 

Responsible for QA of the Doddle platform:

  • Manages testing cycle
  • Decides if we can a feature can be accepted
  • Decides if the RC is release-worthy
  • Makes decisions on bug triage and priority, reporting to the Product Manager on test progress
  • Assembles, manages and motivates the testing team
  • Responsible for developing and improving QA processes

Supports Product Manager in strategic decision-making:

  • Supports PM in understanding technical implications of potential developments
  • Provides data insights to inform strategic decision-making
  • Improving availability and understanding of Doddle data across teams 
  • Supports PM in formulating PIA document for future developments
  • Gains market insights around Doddle platform

Responsible for maintaining and improving platform usability:

  • Reviewing usability of current platform
  • Ensures good usability of new features
  • Contributes to regular UAT sessions with scripts and wireframes
  • Reviews UAT findings

Promotes UX best practices across teams:

  • Develops own understanding of UX best practice
  • Disseminates knowledge across teams
  • Organises training where appropriate
  • Maintains good understanding of processes in other teams

Uses Doddle knowledge to support other teams in their work:

  • First-line support for platform-related queries from colleagues incl. CSI 
  • Ensures all teams are supported in their understanding of the current state of the platform as well as upcoming developments
  • Available to answer platform-related queries from colleagues
  • Leads on encouraging more efficient Doddle-related processes
  • Considers and explores non-developmental solutions to issues raised by colleagues  

Future Prospects

  • Full-time employment

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Producing mock-ups
  • Writing UAT scripts
  • Writing database queries
  • Digital testing / QA
  • Using project management tools
  • Knowledge of analytics tools
  • Experience of software automation

Qualities Required

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skils
  • Broad understanding of development processes/concepts

Qualifications Required

  • You’ll need to pass a face to face screening interview with our Talent Team (don’t worry, we’re a friendly bunch) and sit initial assessments in maths and English

Training Provided

  • IS Business Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard
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