Data Analyst Apprentice - 20304 - Higher (Level 4)

Wincanton (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,000.00 to £22,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
18 months (duration)
30 November 2020(start date)
Data analyst (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
2 positions available
17 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Data Analyst to join our Chippenham Head Office Team. Working within Wincanton’s central support functions, this role primarily supports the performance and continuous improvement of HR & Payroll workflows but expect to be involved in any process that uses employee data in its design (lots of them!).


This role is home based with once a week travel to Chippenham Head Office.
This role offers the experience and opportunity to network internally & externally with experts from a wide range of field topics through technical support forums & internal projects. If diversity is what you seek, then look no further. 
Due to the nature of this role, continuous learning focused on existing & emerging technologies will be required and sponsored by Wincanton.
To apply for this opportunity and become involved in the delivery of 2 business transformation projects, both still in the early kick-off stages, read on to find out what else this role can offer you and start the next chapter in your career.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Application & Workflow Development: Key involvement in developing any HR T&A or Payroll technical solution. This will range from project planning, exhaustive testing, release timetables & multi-tier support options following release
  • Change Management: Contribute to a quarterly change release process to improve the adoption of any operational improvements. Maintain documentation throughout to ensure all changes and improvements can be audited and commercial benefits measured and reported on
  • Reporting Insights: Support a framework of reports that provide insights to drive operational improvement and compliance whilst promoting critical improvement
  • Data Competency: Interrogate a range of data sources to improve workflows or overcome limitations by approaching the problem from a new direction. These corrective actions then feed into a defined change control approach
  • Awareness of policy & business requirements: Constraints both internal & external affecting support, case management and proposed changes to standard operating procedures must always be considered, relying on specialists where necessary to meet any existing or emerging obligations
  • Testing & Monitoring: Ranging between recovery from systems outage, user acceptance testing of defects and change; delivering solutions that rely on KPI’s that show workflow performance
  • Continuous Improvement of available system and process documentation following system changes or processes – this include Knowledge Article design and development of a network of related knowledge
  • Second & Third Tier Support: Utilise case management software to support with escalations from the business affecting any business applications or HR, T&C or Payroll processes
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: To deliver on group targets and projects where design and project teams change frequently depending on the nature of the solution
  • Other duties: From time to time you may be reasonably asked to conduct duties outside of those described within this job description to support Wincanton in delivering its objectives or any business challenges that may arise unexpectedly

Future Prospects

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we also provide significant opportunities for career development and progression, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

Reality Check

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; 

  • Company pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • 25 days hols + bank hols with the option to buy more
  • Share incentive plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee benefits online discount platform
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite canteen + much more

Important Information:
QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years. 

Skills Required

  • Ability to take a logical and practical approach whilst considering the bigger picture
  • Clear customer focus
  • Able to work in a shifting team environment
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and a methodical approach to complicated configurations
  • Concern for deadline and quality requirements
  • Confidence to address large audiences whilst effectively communicating their point
  • Advanced data analysis & presenting skills
  • Influencing skills and engagement with differing client groups
  • Ability to multi-task, work to deadlines, prioritise under pressure
  • Excellent and self-sufficient organisational skills
  • Understanding of process improvement and business change
  • Competent with system integrations that allow for unhindered workflows
  • Proficient using a range of Microsoft products with a passion to progress their functional knowledge of these applications

Qualities Required

  • Experience with any of the following systems preferred but not essential: Oracle; Kronos; ResourceLink
  • Experience of time management, payroll or employment T&C processes
  • True appreciation for the value of good data

Qualifications Required

A-Level (or equivalent such as Level 3 Apprenticeship) in Maths or IT.

Training Provided

As well as on the job learning, the apprentices will also study towards their Level 4 (Higher) Data Analytics Apprenticeship. Covering modules such as Data Analyst Tools and Data Analyst Concepts. Functional Skills in maths and English if required.

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