Data Analyst Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • , Greater Manchester
  • £11.68 per hour

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  • Wages
    £11.68 p/h
  • Hours
    38.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Data analysts
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    QA Apprenticeships


Employer description: 
Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for twenty-eight academies in West Yorkshire, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor. 

Purpose of role: 
The purpose of the Data Analyst is to support the Head of Data as the trust is growing. The Data Analyst will receive guidance and training from the Head of Data, allowing them to become embedded within the data team and become an effective practitioner. 

The Data Analyst will receive exposure to all aspects of educational data and will be expected to support on key aspects of collecting, quality assuring, analysing and interpreting educational data. This will in turn result in the Data Analyst and Head of Data working collaboratively to support and advise on key strategic decisions to improve student learning outcomes and experiences at Co-op Academies Trust.

Location: Hybrid / One Angel Square, Manchester, M60 0AG

Salary: £24,294 per annum.

Key accountabilities:

  • Creating data analysis and discuss any relevant updates from the Department for Education.

  • Auditing, designing and implementing efficient systems for collecting and analysing data to support school improvement.

  • Analysis of attendance data and identify trends and work hard to find alternative formats to present data in formats that are suitable for a variety of stakeholders.

  • Produce accurate and insightful reports for the Trust board, SLT, and school leaders using data dashboards.

  • The data analyst will ensure they support Academy Data teams and the Head of Data during results week by publishing examination data for students and the trust.

  • Support academies with Arbor MIS functionality with the recent change of MIS.

  • Support academies with using Arbor MIS and associated systems is optimised ensuring seamless transfer of data between MIS modules.

  • Support academies with the maintenance of the Arbor MIS, including student, attendance, behaviour, assessment, staff, hr & absence data.

  • Support academies with preparation and maintenance of assessment marksheets for data entry.

(training will be provided)

These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities, which the Academy Trust may determine.


  • Experience of diagnosing and problem solving

  • Experience of analysing data to identify trends

  • Able to use judgement to solve straightforward problems to support the operation of computers and networks 

  • Basic knowledge of Power BI and/or Looker Data Studio

  • Able to produce reports and charts communicating trends within data to non-specialists

  • An innovative approach, enthusiastic and action orientated.

  • Desire to continually improve, constantly raising the bar

  • Able to work flexibly according to the needs of the Team

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to comply with all Trust Policies.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.

Entry requirements:
Standard entry:

  • Level 3 qualification (apprenticeship/A-levels/BTEC, etc)

  • OR equivalent work experience (typically two years in a relevant role)

  • 5 GCSE's, including English and Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above

  • Experience with using Excel and Microsoft products (or similar)

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

For more information, please visit the UK ENIC website. 


  • As well as 5% cash-back you’ll get being a Co-op member, you’ll get a Co-op colleague discount card. This gives you 10% discount in our Co-op Food stores. Staff also receive double discounts every month!

  • Co-operative flexible benefits (discounted line rental and broadband package, family care advice and cycle to work scheme)

  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities which includes discounts on Merlin
    Entertainments (Sea Life, Legoland etc), Virgin Experience Days, SuperBreak and many more!

  • Co-operative Credit Union: save directly from your salary and receive a competitive dividend.

  • Borrowers can benefit from very competitive interest rates & terms (in comparison with other high street lenders)

  • Co-op Funeral care benefit

  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans

Future prospects: 
90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship.  Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

Important information: 
Our apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain new skills, earn while you learn, and launch yourself into an exciting future. With over 30,000 successful apprenticeship graduates, we're a top 50 training provider, dedicated to helping you succeed. 
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For more information about this vacancy please contact QA on 01793696141 (Ref ID: 248984)

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