Data Analyst Apprenticeship - Sheffield

Location: Sheffield

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Data Analyst Apprenticeship - Compliance Analytics

Risk & Compliance Level 3 Apprenticeship programme

If you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top or simply take you in an exciting new direction. HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further. As a HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution. We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential, which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.

This is an exciting new opportunity within our Compliance Analytics team which, for the right candidates, is a fast track pathway to a long and varied career within the Compliance Chief Operating Office ( COO) function. This is an Apprenticeship opportunity which will see the successful candidates join on an 18-month Level 3 Apprenticeship programme.

Compliance is a global function that brings together all aspects of regulatory and financial crime compliance. Acting as risk stewards, and supported by a range of specialist teams, we work together with the business and leverage advanced technology to help HSBC navigate a complex regulatory landscape and embed a sustainable approach to compliance risk management that supports safe growth. Compliance aspires to continuously raise the bar and set leading standards across the industry to help safeguard its customers and the communities within which it operates. Compliance Analytics provide industry-leading Analytics Management services at a strategic and tactical level for all markets and lines of business, which robustly protects our Customers and HSBC from Financial Crime and Compliance risk and enables HSBC to grow safely.

Applied Analytics help to uncover hidden behaviours, connections and meaning in our data. We help our businesses understand what vulnerabilities existing with the organisation. We design, develop and deploy controls to mitigate risk and support our wider community with data analysis, development and visualisation. We also work with our Research & Development teams to develop and engineer new market leading analytical products and deploy them at scale across the globe. This permanent, entry level role with an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to gain experience in data science and develop data analysis, development, planning and governance skills in an exciting and supportive environment.

We are looking for driven, creative individuals who want to gain experience in a globally recognised organisation helping to push the boundaries on how data science can solve problems and manage risk in compliance. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to gain experience in data science and develop data analysis, development, planning and governance skills in an exciting and supportive environment. You will be supported throughout your entire journey, with a mixture of classroom learning, independent study and on the job training designed to build your foundations for a successful career within the HSBC Group.

We are currently seeking individuals to join this team as a Data Analyst Apprentice

Data Analysts are responsible for supporting the business to manage compliance risk through the effective use of analytical and data science tools and techniques.

The role requires the assessment of business requirements to understand what outcomes are needed from planned activities. Analysts will work with multiple stakeholders and teams to understand the data they will analyse and help prepare or transform it.

They will use different tools and techniques to identify opportunities, trends and different behaviours which they will use to help measure and mintage risk.

Key elements of the role include;

  • Support the delivery of projects; typically working on smaller projects/assignments
  • Cleanse and manage data
  • Integrate data feeds from disparate sources
  • Employ different tools and techniques to analyse and interpret data
  • Quality assure data and analytical outputs following best practice guideline
  • Engage with stakeholders to understand requirements or translate and present output
  • Respond to incoming requests for information in a timely and efficient manner
  • Be adaptable when finding analytical solutions to problems, to analyse and triangulate data in innovative ways and present findings clearly to a range of audiences
  • Assess risks and identify mitigating controls
  • Document analysis and present data in different visual formats
  • Follow model risk management best practice
  • Identify and escalate issues

The base location for this role is Sheffield, but applicants from across the UK will be considered.

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

At HSBC we look to enable our employees to better balance their work / life priorities and have the flexibility required to meet challenging needs as they progress through different life stages. Where possible we will consider the following flexible working options: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, and working from home and staggered hours. If in considering a role with HSBC you have a need for some flexibility in your working arrangements please discuss this with the recruitment team in the early stages of the application process.

As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We reserve the right to close the applications early. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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This is an entry level role and the focus of the jobholder will be to learn all skills required to grow their career in Compliance. Full support will be provided, but to be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements:

  • Enthusiasm and a desire to learn and work at pace with changing priorities
  • Interest in Data Science and Analytics
  • Curiosity, to go beyond what’s obvious and ask the questions
  • Passion to work with people and numbers
  • Creative thinking and attention to detail
  • Organisational & Problem solving skills
  • Mathematics or computer Science related subject (GCSE/A Level) or relevant experience
  • A “people first” approach, willing to put the customer at the heart of decision making
  • A natural innovation – able to bring ideas to the table
  • Team player and an effective networker with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • A strong moral compass, comfortable speaking up if they see something which does not appear or feel to be right
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Passion to work with people and put customers at the heart of everything we do
  • A methodical approach to work and learning
  • The ability to learn and apply new information quickly
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills (both written and verbal), including the ability to translate complex terms or processes into simple, easily digestible formats
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • Adhering to HSBC’s values of being dependable, open to different ideas and cultures, connected to colleagues and customers, and acting with courageous integrity in everything we do. This means having the courage to make decisions based on doing the right thing, and upholding the Bank’s ethical standards and principles.
  • 96 UCAS points at A-level or equivalent and a Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics. As per the Government Apprenticeship guidelines, Apprentices need to have been a resident in the UK for the last 3 consecutive years before the start of the apprenticeship.

What additional skills will be good to have (non-required)

  • Basic knowledge of Python and/or SQL
  • Intermediate/Advanced level of Excel skills (VLookups, pivot tables etc.)
  • Understanding of cloud computing environments

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