Business Analyst Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

Aqa Education (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,674.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
18 months (duration)
9 January 2023(start date)
Business analyst (apprenticeship standard)
24 October 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a Business Analyst for AQA, you’ll be immersed in all things AQA. A Business Analyst is a bit like a business detective, they investigate, define and plan work for the Development Team by analysing company needs. They keep businesses like AQA running smoothly and use their IT and business skills to help their company become more efficient.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

What will the role involve?

As a Business Analyst apprentice, you’ll support the BA team in analysing customer journeys, process mapping and building skeletons for different systems and projects. As well as that, you’ll help to break down features into user stories and assist with sharing information across the team.

Activities:

  • Assisting other Business Analysts with their tasks and seeing them through production and beyond
  • Learning about managing and developing the product backlog and working with product owners
  • Working as part of a flexible team in a development environment to produce testable user stories
  • Using stakeholder feedback to assist product owners and help them achieve their vision
  • Drive design choices and product decision making by building process maps, prototyping, and investigating different processes
  • Reporting progress and providing regular feedback to Product Managers and the Team Lead
  • Analysing problems and bugs that come up to ensure you can help to fix them quickly and effectively
  • Assisting Business Analysts with their current workload and supporting product development

Who will I be working with?

As a Business Analyst Apprentice, you’ll support the Technology Department with their workload and will largely centre your work around exam paper scanning and on-line exam marking products, with some work oriented around on-screen assessments and other future technological developments.

You’ll assist and be supported by a team of seven Business Analysts. With them, you’ll spend some of your time working on existing projects with more training via classroom sessions or directly from the BA team leader / BA team members.

What’s in it for you?

AQA offers an amazing range of benefits including:

  • Up to 34 days’ annual leave
  • Office closure at Christmas and New Year
  • Hybrid working up to 3 days a week
  • Free access to the Headspace app
  • Defined pension contribution of up to 18.5%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Premium employee assistance programme
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption schemes
  • Plus many more!

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will study for a Level 4 Business Analyst qualification over this 24 month apprenticeship. You will spend 80% of your time learning on the job, and 20% working towards your apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

AQA are also committed to continuing your development. As you go through your apprenticeship, you will be encouraged to talk about your future with AQA and all future progression will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This could mean further apprenticeship opportunities or qualifications to broaden your knowledge and skill set, or opportunities to move into a permanent role within the business upon successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Skills Required

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

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Level 3 Qualification including BTEC,NVQ or A-Leve (Grade A*-C or equivalent) Essential
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