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Apprentice – Data Analyst

  • Organisation:Natural History Museum
  • Location:London, England
  • Salary:£21,630 per annum
  • Contract type:Fixed Term Contract / Full Time

We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum’s unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

This is an exciting time to join the Museum as we have secured investment from the UK Government to build a new science and digitisation centre at Thames Valley Science Park, University of Reading.  The purpose-built centre will house much of the Museum’s collection and will include laboratories, digitisation suites, collaborative research spaces, conservation labs and workspaces

Diversity and inclusion matter to us.

Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.

We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.

About the Role

We are looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice.  You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Data Analyst – Level 4 Apprenticeship.

We will support you in developing your analytics skills across a range of tools to facilitate data-driven decision-making.

You’ll be responsible for identifying data needs; helping colleagues understand their data; performing basic cleaning, manipulation, and analysis tasks. You’ll also assist with reporting; and communicate data insights through visualisations, narrative, and dashboards ensuring data is appropriately store in line with GDPR requirements.  As you become more confident and experienced, there will also be plenty of opportunity to become involved in more complex work for example around data modelling.

Main Responsibilities

  • To deliver insightful and accurate information to colleagues across the organisation based on their reporting needs
  • Identify, collate, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in data sets; drawing conclusions. Be able to summarize and present the results to a range of stakeholders
  • Collect, compile and, if needed, cleanse data, solving any problems that arise, to or from a range of internal and external systems
  • Develop dashboards and reports for analysis to inform decision making
  • Work with various data sets and data models making recommendations to aid the understanding of the data provided

About You

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with numbers, with the curiosity to uncover insights from our data, and a keen willingness to learn)

  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems using initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible approach with a willingness to encourage, adapt to, and support change.
  • Committed to learning and professional development
  • Grade C/4 in English and Maths GCSE – Certificates will need to provided.

Thriving at the Museum: the way we work
We are proud to work at the Museum and have identified the qualities we all need to embody to reach our shared ambition. This sits alongside the Museum’s values and forms the framework for the way we work.

Find out more here

General Information

All positions at the Natural History Museum are conditional subject to receipt of:

  • Proof that you are legally entitled to work in the UK
  • A Basic Disclosure Check from the Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS)
  • Satisfactory references covering the last 3 years of your employment or education
  • Health clearance
  • The Museum supports flexible working.

What we offer

  • 27.5 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (full time equivalent)
  • Generous defined contribution Natural History Museum Pension Scheme (employer contribution 4 – 10%)
  • Season ticket, bicycle and rental loan
  • Life insurance
  • Free admission to our exhibitions and many other paid exhibitions at museums, galleries and institutions across London and the UK.
  • Staff discount at our Museum shops and cafes
  • We offer a wide variety of training initiatives and opportunities to build skills. Investing in staff development is important to us, and we are ambitious about helping staff to grow and fulfil their potential.
  • Affordable membership to the Civil Service Sports Council which offers a range of benefits including an extensive list of special offers and reduced entry fees at a selection of cinema chains, theme parks, theatres, retailers and supermarkets. It also provides entry to up to 300 English Heritage sites and other national treasures. For more details, visit
  • Membership to our Sports and Social Association (for a small fee), which includes access to our in-house gym and clubs such as football, softball, table tennis and tennis and classes in Middle Eastern dance, yoga and Tai Chi

To Apply

If this sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum’s careers portal.

Closing date: 10 October 2022

Interview expected: week commencing 17 October 2022

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