Data Analyst Apprentice

Location: Cambridgeshire

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Academic qualifications

  • 3 A levels or equivalent (including 1 STEM sublet)
  • GCSE grade C/4 and above in Maths and English or equivalent

Our Apprenticeships
Learn As You Earn – Life changing careers with Amazon Apprenticeships

A qualification and a career at the same time? That’s a bit like having your cake and eating it, right? But it really doesn’t have to be one or the other. Learning and earning within an apprenticeship means you get both – a qualification and a career.

Amazon offers a range of opportunities to suit candidates with different backgrounds, qualifications and career aspirations. That is why we believe it is the perfect place to learn new skills.

Our team in Cambridge build question and answering systems for Alexa. We’ve solved many complex problems to get to where we are today, but there are still plenty of challenges ahead of us, and Alexa is getting smarter every day. The problems we solve help Alexa get smarter by understanding the different ways people talk, by learning more and more facts about the world, by improving her common sense, and by responding in the most natural way possible in multiple languages.

We set out to build Alexa at Amazon because we believe that voice will fundamentally improve the way people interact with technology, and we’re breaking boundaries by allowing users to access information and services today through voice, with many more exciting projects in the pipeline.

Amazon apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and want to start a career now – or retrain in a new direction. The opportunity to become an Apprentice Data Analyst in the Alexa team will put you at the center of the action helping us gather, analyse, and automate our decision making to deliver the most value to our customers. To be successful you will need to be committed to your own development and be prepared to make the most of the opportunities, practical experience, and qualifications you are offered.

At Amazon we believe that every day is still day one. A day to take a first step. A day to look forwards to new challenges. And today is that day for you. It's your day to be part of something great. A day to make your ideas come to life. And your day to join a company that redefines itself every day. That's the energy and passion behind Amazon. We're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright and dedicated people. This is your chance to make history.

About the role
As an Apprentice Data Analyst in the Alexa Knowledge team, you will work with other data engineers, scientists, software engineers, and managers to help support data driven decisions about the products and services we offer. This might be building new data infrastructure, supporting product analysis, helping root cause customer problems, or automating processes. You will work with state-of-the-art industry tools and such as Quicksight, Tableau, and the suite of AWS offerings.

As an Apprentice Data Analyst at Amazon, you’ll gain a vast range of useful experiences and skills while you work towards the Data Analyst L4 apprenticeship standard with a potential to progress on to a Data Analyst Degree apprenticeship.

You will build your skills over a 24-month fixed term contract with a potential to extend it to 48 months if you progress on to a degree apprenticeship. You will be partnered with an expert mentor who will help you in the on-the-job activities from day one, and you will attend regular training to help build your core skills. Alongside this extensive development of your technical skills, you will also grow your abilities in crucial complementary areas like organisation, prioritisation, problem solving techniques, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills to help you develop personally and professionally.

What we are looking for
Due to the nature of this role, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a keen interest and passion for technology and data. More specifically, if you display the following attributes, we would encourage you to apply for this fantastic opportunity:

  • You can follow a list of guidelines and instructions (verbal or written) to deliver results and meet deadlines
  • You have a can-do attitude as well as being flexible, adaptable and proactive
  • You are a hard-working, focused person, who thrives being part of a team, who can also work unaided, when needed. Furthermore, you have a strong desire to learn, develop and grow as an individual in both a personal and professional sense.
  • You seek and respond well to feedback
  • You have excellent customer facing skills and think proactively about the customer experience in all interactions
  • You have attention to detail and have good verbal and written communication skills.
Candidates should be 18 years or over and have the right to live and work in England. You have a good fundamental understanding of Excel and some basic Python programming experience, gained through self-study or formal experience or training up to A levels or equivalent. You have the ability to think creatively and apply analytical and problem-solving skills, driving issues to resolution.

Amazon and COVID19
Safety is our priority. We are interviewing virtually for this role (and wherever possible).
Read more about how we’re responding to the crisis here:

Your recruitment process will start with your online application (providing your CV as well as answering questions about the above basic qualifications) and will then take you onto online testing by one of our recruiters.

As a last step, we will invite successful candidates to an assessment center where they will participate in a group exercise, execute a practical exercise and get a chance to present their profile, motivation and skills 1-on-1 during interviews or presentations.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse and inclusive environment and workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

Preferred Qualifications / skills

These will be a plus for your career at Amazon, but are not necessary to enter the program.
  • You are able to operate in a challenging and fast paced environment
  • You are able to demonstrate drive and a passion for learning

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