Informatics Apprentice



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Annual wage £14,000.00
37.5 hours per week Days and hours TBC.
duration: 4 years
start: 1 September 2019
Master's Degree(level 7)
Digital and Technology Solution Specialist (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
31 July 2019 (application closing date)
Are you interested in supporting the improvement in Healthcare outcomes through the use of data? Have you got sound technical skills & a desire to learn? Are you interested in how data can be used to analyse performance and inform decisions? Informatics covers the preparation, processing, management, visualisation and interpretation of information.


Duties will include:

  • Assist the development of internal and external reporting systems and to assist in the provision of effective information support to internal and external users
  • Work closely with the all areas of Information Services to understand how reports can be re-provided within the data warehouse, document the required technical specifications and build appropriate and fit for purpose solutions
  • To ensure that all statutory returns are accurate, timely and consistent
  • Produce internal reports which will be used to help improve services within the Trust
  • Collate and validate information to complete external reports - which are submitted to the Department of Health for measurement of Trust performance
  • Analyse and validate performance trends and communicate them to the relevant people. This will involve liaising with a wide range of staff including service managers, senior executives, and support staff both internal and external to the Trust
  • Be involved in projects to improve information reporting within the department
  • Producing standard packs of information using a variety of tools to support performance monitoring within the Trust
  • Support production of ad hoc information and performance requests, ensuring analysis produced meets user’s needs and expectations and is fully reconcilable to all information sources
  • Support in the development of data feeds from different business intelligence systems within the care organisations as well as external
  • Ensure business intelligence outputs are accurate, fit for purpose, delivered to time and follow the agreed development methodology with full written documentation

Future Prospects

Career and progression within the NHS.

Skills Required

  • Analytical skills with the ability to apply expertise and utilise technology
  • Excellent learning and researching abilities

Qualities Required

  • A decisive approach and plenty of initiative
  • A creative and innovative style
  • Inquisitive nature and good problem solving skills
  • A strong desire to learn

Qualifications Required

  • At a minimum, BCC at ‘A’ Level (or equivalent) preferably one of which is in an IT based discipline
  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C/4 or above including maths, English and either IT or Science

Training Provided

Masters Degree Digital and Technology Solution Specialist (degree).

Apprentices will develop the fundamental skills and competencies for a career in IT.  The core units comprise 60 per cent of the programme and include:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Business Systems
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Technology Management
  • Portfolio

Pathway units and negotiated business projects, allow apprentices to study a specialist route in Business Technology (IT Consultant), Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Cyber Security or Software Engineering (Mainframe). 

Apprentices also take part in communication, presentation and team working skills development, to help them work successfully with clients and colleagues.

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