Central Bedfordshire Council

Performance Improvement Data Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Central Bedfordshire Council (Employer)

Babington Business College Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,333.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm - work hours are flexible
18 months (duration)
27 September 2022(start date)
Data technician (apprenticeship standard)
10 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will be doing a Level 3 Data Technician apprenticeship as part of Central Bedfordshire Council's Early Careers Development Programme. Alongside the apprenticeship, you will be supporting your team with generating and processing data, and learning about the work the team does to support its internal and external customers as a 'Data Champion'.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support on the collection, data quality, analysis and intelligence of all data relating to schools and social care.
  • Work across service teams and schools to contribute on the management, development and co-ordination of the core databases.
  • Oversee and effectively support the development and delivery of performance management and reporting on key performance information to Children’s Service Management Team.
  • Support Children’s Services with preparations and arrangements for external assessment and inspection activity and support service improvement initiatives and inspections.
  • Assist on reporting statutory returns to the Government for schools and social care.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory performance reporting and ensure completion of relevant statutory and non-statutory returns on behalf of Children’s Services.
  • Support Children’s Services by providing timely and accurate performance information.
  • Review, enhance and improve the council’s collection frameworks to enable information to be interrogated in the most effective way to ensure target focused improvement.
  • Develop and enhance the functionality and usage of the Council’s Performance Management Software and other selected software, including the development of an online Performance Hub.
  • Identify and interpret proposed changes, trend and developments in legislation, service delivery of national, regional and local initiatives and developments.

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

You will study for a Level 3 Data Technician Apprenticeship while gaining invaluable work experience and earning a wage.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of the apprenticeship, we will support you to apply for vacant positions within the Council. Our career pathway is designed to create opportunities for growth and development for everyone who joins us as an apprentice.

Reality Check

Desired qualities: Knowledge of Excel is essential, including pivot tables and lookups.  A methodological and adaptable approach to problem solving. Strong communication skills both written and verbal, including adapting outputs to both technical and non-technical audiences. Attention to detail.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 - 9) Essential
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