Level 6 Data Scientist Apprentice - Farnborough.

  • BMW Group
  • Farnborough, Hampshire
  • £16655 per annum

We believe in creating an environment where our apprentices really can learn and develop during their time with us. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encouraging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    243906
  • Wages
    £16,655 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/12/2023
  • Start Date
    22/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    3 years

  • Location
    Farnborough
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Data analysts
  • Opportunity Type
    Degree
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Data scientist (integrated degree) (ST0585)
  • Employer
    BMW Group

Description

BMW Financial Services UK, Farnborough - 3 year Data Science Apprenticeship - Level 6 (degree) – August 2024.


Our Summit ONE campus in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also part of the BMW Group Financial Services organisation

Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

• Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason, we allow our employees to express themselves through our dress for your diary approach.

• Blended Working – a blended working approach improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders ensure our apprentices maintain balance, not burnout, by focusing on their output, not attendance.

• The opportunity to get involved with our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in our DE&I network groups.

• Throughout our offices, there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table tennis tables, darts, and football tables to encourage employee engagement and networking.


Would you like to be involved in the Artificial Intelligence revolution that is going to change the world?

Data drives business at BMW Group Financial Services UK.

Join the Data & Analytics team on an exciting journey while you study for a degree in Data Science.


What will you be doing?

As a degree apprentice in the Data & Analytics team at BMW Financial Services UK Group, you will develop skills in:

Programming for data analytics and data science using Python and SQL

Data visualisation techniques using tools such as Tableau and Qlik Sense

Databases and data warehousing using cloud infrastructure

Preparing and modelling data

Data governance


You’ll have opportunities to work on real projects, putting your learning into real industry practice.

You will need to be enthusiastic and well-disciplined, as the apprenticeship is heavily focused on attitude and behaviour. In addition, it will be necessary to exhibit initiative and be reliable and conscientious. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of team.


Why choose us?

Great Pay – A competitive salary enhanced every six months depending on individual progress and performance starting at £16,655 rising to over £30,500 at the end of the programme. You will also receive 27 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and have access to an attractive pension scheme.

Rewarding Work-Life Balance – You will have a 37.5-hour working week. Start and finish times will vary to meet the needs of your work-based placements and college hours.

Exciting Additional Benefits – You will also have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits, including access to our Choices benefits scheme, a flexible benefits scheme where you can select benefits based on your individual needs and lifestyle. In addition, you will also have access to our subsidised on-site restaurants, and if aged 18 and over, you will also have the opportunity to participate in our Preferences Car Scheme (subject to an affordability check).

Development Potential – In the UK, we invest around £3 million per year in vocational and professional training for our employees. This means we invest in you, giving you the relevant BMW specific training that you will require to be an active member of our team. Tuition fees for the entire degree course will be covered by us and you’ll receive a monthly salary. We’ll provide you with a laptop and any other equipment you need for your role.

Networking Opportunities – Throughout your apprenticeship, you will be supported by our experts and many fellow apprentices. With around 8,000 employees and all three of the BMW Groups brands being represented in the UK, there are an abundance of networking opportunities allowing you to create meaningful working relationships.

Corporate culture is built on diversity, inclusion, teamwork, and collaboration. Our offices at Summit ONE in Farnborough provide creative spaces and facilities like Ping-Pong tables to foster innovation and promote employee engagement. You’ll be joining a community of over 70 interns and recent graduates who help drive the group's success.

You’ll be joining a socially and environmentally responsible company. Opportunities to get involved with our house charity and fundraising events throughout the year.


What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, you will need to create a GetMyFirstJob account and then complete the short eligibility questions. Make sure your GetMyFirstJob profile includes details of both your achieved and any predicted qualifications. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the GetMyFirstJob team will invite you through to the next stage of the process.


The next stage of the process is a Strengths Video Interview. You can complete this at any time of day during your five-day invitation window and you will be recorded answering a set of questions. There is a practice question at the start and you get multiple chances to record each question, plus the GetMyFirstJob team are on hand to support you and give you lots of top tips and advice! Following this, successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to a face-to-face Assessment Centre with BMW Group. Provisionally, the Assessment Centre is due to take place week commencing 15th March 2024.


Please note:

To be eligible for this position, you must be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


Closing date for applications: Sunday 25th February 2024.

Any further questions? Email us on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk


For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 243906)

Company website : www.bmwgroup.jobs/uk

When it comes to selecting the right apprentices, it’s as much about attitude and behaviours as it is about vocational and academic success. That’s why in addition to the qualifications we require from you, we’ll also look for you to have a range of skills, attributes, and behaviours. These include team working, the ability to work without close supervision, quality focus, good communication skills, enthusiasm, initiative, and the ability to take on responsibility and show accountability for your work.

Qualifications and Experience

A minimum of 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) at Grade 6/B (or above), including Maths and English

• A minimum of 104 UCAS points (or equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM) with at least one STEM subject

Consideration may be given to candidates who have experience with and a passion for data as an alternative to the above qualifications.


Your Year-on-Year Progression -

The BMW Group offers an enhanced level 6 degree apprenticeship commencing August 2024. Academic learning will be a combination of online and in person with 20% of your working time allocated to your degree studies. You will start by learning essentials such as software development, data structures and basic statistics in your first year before moving on to key topics in artificial intelligence, algorithms, data mining and big data. On successful completion of your academic studies, you will receive a Data Science degree (Level 6).

The apprenticeship will provide several different opportunities to support individual career development and you will be provided the support and guidance necessary, via a mentor and line manager, to ensure the training is successful.

Personal development within the BMW Group never stops!

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