Open Innovations

Data Scientist Apprentice

Job description

Level 3 Data Technician

Open Innovations

Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG

35hrs P/W


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About the company:

Open Innovations is a not-for-profit, independent, mission-led, radically-open organisation. We work out in the open with our sponsors, companies, organisations, governments, and individuals to use open, shared, and closed data to innovate and help people make better decisions

Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Data Technician with Open Innovations, a data and innovations company based in Leeds.

Job Description:

You will be enrolled into the Estio Training Level 3 Data Technician program and work to support the work of the Open Innovations team helping them to deliver our Data Projects and innovation events including

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • Complete research and development support for our team that are delivering our open source products and projects, e.g.Covid Trackers, Dashboards, Maintenance of our website, Leeds Digital festival visualisation, Business Rates tracker, Open Data Tools, HexMaps;
  • Support our team that provide web development & data visualisation projects and also support the team that maintains & updates our website;
  • Writing technical blogs, case studies and reports;
  • General administrative duties to help Open Innovations run smoothly e.g events and audio/visual support for our events.


  • Data Visualisation
  • Presentation Skills
  • Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Comfortable using computers
  • Professionalism


  • A helpful, friendly and can-do attitude
  • Punctuality, commitment and reliability in your work and studies
  • Excellent results in your apprenticeship work assessments and projects
  • That you will agree to and abide by the Open Innovations Code of Conduct and Etiquette at all times when you are representing Open Innovations in person or on the web
  • Professional approach and attitude in all of your work, strict adherence to the Open Innovations Employee Handbook, including our online security, web browsing and drugs and alcohol policies.


  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths

Future prospects:

  • The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Open Innovations will provide:

  • Permanent position – 35hr week with appropriate breaks
  • Salary of £18,000 per annum
  • Laptop
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and Open Innovations Christmas break
  • Space to work in our open-plan, collaborative workspace in central Leeds
  • Guidance on your work and, if applicable, your projects
  • The opportunity to attend Open Innovations events
  • Access and connections to the Open Innovations network
  • A full-time position (5 day a week) with flexible work hours and time to attend Training in line with your Apprenticeship Agreement
  • Combination of remote and in-work working
  • A 3 month probationary period and review of our arrangements after 12 months and successful completion of your apprenticeship training.

Training to be provided:

The Estio Training programme gives people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive technical training online. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 3 Data Technician Standard with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2
  • Introduction to Data Theory
  • Excel Data Fundamentals
  • Power BI Fundamentals
  • Database and SQL Foundation
  • SQL in Practice
  • Specialism (Excel, R or Python)
  • Statistics & Data Analysis Tools

Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination to receive a professional certificate.

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