• Apprentice Data Analyst

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(22/11/2019 12:56)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain's purpose is to improve people’s lives by delivering integrated leading edge smart infrastructure solutions to meet national needs across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets.


    The primary function of this role is to develop and support our clients, and Contract leaders with productivity reporting and data analysis.  Providing collection and collation of data, ensuring the data quality, before using the data for business defined analysis and ensuring confidence in the insights provided. You will have a true passion for asking insightful question for which data can help solve the problem and data analysis and understanding of the Costain business will be a key factor in this.


    You will undertake the Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship pathway which is 24 months in duration.

    What will I be doing?

    Duties will include:

    • Work with the Data Insight team and the wider Business Services Group to identify and manage data insight projects.
    • Identifying and collecting data from a range of internal and external systems
    • Interpret and apply data and information security standard, policies and procedures
    • Explore and analyse any and all available data to influence future projects and initiatives.
    • Support standardisation of reporting across all sectors and divisions where possible.
    • Identify new sources of data both internally and externally that would allow us to drive our business model forward at a faster pace.
    • Exploration of new initiatives relating to data and insight.
    • Facilitate decision making by identifying and explaining key drivers of business performance.
    • Perform routine statistical analysis
    • Assist in the production of performance dashboards and reports
    • Summarise and present the results of data analysis to a range of stakeholders


    Desired skills

    • Good attention to detail
    • Good verbal and written skills


    • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language, science and maths)

    About you

    Personal Skills and Qualities:

    • Collaborates – Effectively encourages good relationships with other team members
    • Understands self and others – Awareness of why others act as they do, and uses this information beneficially.
    • Leads and Inspires – Inspires others by creating and communicating a compelling vision
    • Commercial Insight – Digs deeper and gathers information in order to help make sound business decisions
    • Entrepreneurial Drive – Drives to achieve and exceed goals, continuously improves business performance
    • Initiative – Is proactive in searching for intuitive ways to improve all aspects of their work and present opportunities for improvements in how we work as a team
    • Problem Solving – Is able to methodically seek out the underlying causes of issues and work creatively to resolve them
    • Attention to Detail - Demonstrate a strong concern for order, accuracy & quality is dedicated to being compliant to Company Policies
    • Passion for customers and clients – Actively drives to exceed customer and client expectations
    • Courage – Takes on challenges, and is honest about own strengths and abilities
    • Analytical Thinking - Adopts a systematic approach to problem solving by breaking them down into smaller pieces, drawing comparisons and identifying practical solutions
    • Communication – Being able to tell the stories generated by data insights and articulate clearly the how, what, why and when.
    • All the above will align with SFIA competencies as well as the needs of the apprenticeship.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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