Apprentice Data Analyst (364)

Exeter, England /
South West Water – Engineering /
At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

Are you looking for an opportunity to jump-start your career? Then look no further!
We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for an Apprentice Data Analyst to join our Energy and Carbon Department in Exeter. You will join us on a full-time, 2-year apprenticeship, and in return, you will receive a competitive apprentice salary of £17,000 per annum, rising to £20,000 after 12 months, plus an excellent range of benefits, ongoing development, and training for a long-term career with us.
Within our award-winning apprenticeship programme, you will be fully supported and train alongside industry professionals, taking on their skills and expertise to apply in your own career whilst also achieving a recognised qualification. You will receive excellent work experience whilst being part of pushing innovation, supporting our community and working towards a sustainable future.  
If you have a passion for learning and thrive in a newly challenging environment – this is a great opportunity for you!

About the role:
As our Apprentice Data Analyst, you will be a key part of our Energy team, collaborating to provide support across a range of projects in data management and efficiency reporting. You will work closely with existing data analysts and liaise with energy team members, internal stakeholders and third parties.
On this apprenticeship the candidate will be given the equivalent of 1 day a week to work towards the qualification while also learning on the job. We will provide structured learning opportunities, which will allow you to support tasks in a progressive way, gradually becoming more confident and independent throughout your apprenticeship.

What you'll be doing:

    • Completing a fully funded, industry-recognised qualification (Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship, via our training partner Exeter College). 
    • Supporting with data requests and data management within the Energy and Carbon Department
    • Supporting with the control of data for business wide reporting, including carbon and ESG targets.
    • Supporting with the invoice validation of energy and utility bills across Pennon Group
    • Complete performance reporting of renewables assets
    • Supporting energy management continual improvement goals.
    • Supporting with budgeting and price modelling
    • Undertake Site visits where required
    • Supporting and delivering in-house administrative procedures. 

What we're looking for:

    • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent
    • A-Levels (or equivalent) in Maths, Statistics, Sciences, or IT is desirable, or the ability to demonstrate similar interests in data analytics
    • Computer literate, including experience of Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel)
    • Willing to learn analytical languages such as SQL and VBA
    • Happy to work on own initiative and as part of a team
    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Well organised, with a methodical approach to workload and an ability to prioritise tasks
    • Excellent attention to detail with well-honed problem-solving skills
    • Ideal for an individual who is looking to develop their skills to start a long and rewarding career

What's in it for you?

    • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
    • Discretionary bonus scheme
    • Competitive contributory pension
    • Share-save Scheme
    • Employee Wellbeing support programme
    • A range of Group Discounts via Perkbox
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Financial support services
    • Ongoing training and development opportunities
The closing date for this role is Wednesday 13 July 2022.

Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
Our core values which are essential to our success are:
·       Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
·       Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
·       Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
·       Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.