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Apprentice - Data Technician
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/203754/24016
  • Published: Fri 20/05/2022, 15:04 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 17/06/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,158 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Apprentice - Data Technician

The starting salary for this position is £15,158 per annum, based on a 36-hour working week.

Start building your future with an Inclusive Apprenticeship, and the sky's the limit!

All applicants must hold a current Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and able to work within the county of Surrey.

This position sits within the Analysis and Evaluation Team within Childrens' Commissioning and will be of interest for those looking to develop a career in Data and Business Analytics as you work towards a level 3 Data Technician qualification.

The Analysis and Evaluation team within Children’s Commissioning provide analytics and insight to a range of different teams within the Children’s Commissioning service. We help make sense of, and give context to, the large quantity of data that we collect as a service. This allows better and more informed decisions to be made regarding various services designed to help and support vulnerable families and children living in Surrey.

From creating tools which help the team responsible for finding beds and support for looked after children, to providing data and analysis to support funding bids for new Special Education Needs schools, the work that we do involves creativity, problem solving skills and above all a passion to make a difference.

Surrey County Council is an inclusive and diverse employer, which is recognised as a great first place to work if you're looking for a long and lasting career - this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development within a welcoming and supportive environment.

Our 18-month Apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification. You will be fully supported and mentored throughout your apprenticeship and be given protected time to complete your coursework. The scheme is designed for individuals who are living and entitled to work in England and who are not in full-time education.

This is an entry level role aimed at bringing new talent into the organisation and offering a development opportunity to someone in our community.

The focus of this apprenticeship will be on:

  • Supporting the work of the council by contributing to the delivery of services and projects allocated and supported by a supervising manager
  • Learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the role
  • Completing a programme of study at level 3 which is relevant to the role
  • Learning to model Surrey County Council’s Values
  • Carrying out the role with enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism

Some of the tasks you will be involved with in the role include:

  • Helping to create and maintain Interactive dashboards using Tableau
  • Collecting, organising and analysing data in relation to Looked After children and care leavers.
  • Helping to deal with ad hoc data requests
  • Helping to create reports and analysis.
  • Helping to deal with freedom of information requests.
  • Maintaining data quality on datasets used by the Service.

The position will be a hybrid with a mixture of remote working and office working. The office base will be at Surrey County Council’s Quadrant Court office in Woking.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17/06/2022.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 27/06/2022.

This is an 18-month Apprenticeship contract.

Contact details

For an informal discussion please contact David Neill-Hall by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.