• Data Science Apprentice
    £24,723- £30,274 (pay band DSA)
    Salary on appointment is at the minimum of the range

About this job


Apprentice Role - 36 months

About the role

Audit Wales is looking to recruit a Data Science Apprentice.

Are you interested in data and analytics? Do numbers and the stories they tell excite you? Do you like puzzles and problem solving? Have you ever wanted to learn how to code?

The future is a world driven by data and the ability to analyse and use data will be a key skill. So, if data analytics is something that interests you, then the Data Science Apprenticeship at Audit Wales may be what you are looking for.

And it’s not just an opportunity for someone starting out in the world of work. Maybe you are looking for a career change. There are no age restrictions. The apprenticeship is a fully funded three-year programme supporting you to achieve a degree in data science while developing valuable on the job experience.

We are looking for a highly motivated person to be part of our energetic and resilient Data Analytics team. You don’t need experience, just an aptitude, commitment and enthusiasm. In exchange you will receive a varied work programme and day release to study a degree in data science at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Our GREAT behaviours are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for someone who can make a difference to the public sector through their data skills.   

Who are Audit Wales

Audit Wales is the independent public sector audit body within Wales. We hold a unique position within the Welsh public sector, where our role is to:

  • Assure the people of Wales that public money is being managed well through our annual audit of public sector accounts.
  • Explain how public money is being used and how it meets people’s needs through our Value for Money studies.
  • Inspire and empower those with whom we work to continuously improve by sharing initiatives and best practice.

Working for us

Audit Wales is a dynamic and friendly place to work, with an incredibly supportive culture. We’re passionate about working with the Welsh public sector and making a difference to local communities.

We’re flexible – We work smarter; providing choices of how, when and where individuals and teams deliver their work – we trust you in making the right choice to deliver the task in hand while supporting you in your individual circumstances, be those caring responsibilities or managing disabilities.

We’ve got excellent terms - We genuinely care about our people and about providing an environment that encourages a positive work-life balance through our 35-hour working week, and our 33 days annual leave per annum (exclusive of public bank holidays).  You can also purchase, sell, and put leave in the ‘bank’ to enable extended holidays.

We invest in our people - We’re advocates for personal and professional development and invest in our people to fulfil their career aspirations to be the best they can be. We offer a generous training package which is complimented by a blended approach of structured and unstructured learning.  From our successful mentoring and coaching scheme to our LinkedIn Learning licenses we give staff the opportunity to learn at times and in ways that suit them.

We have excellent benefits - Alongside our generous salary package, we offer all employees opportunity to enter the Civil Service Pension Scheme which is considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.  Our staff benefits also include a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and the option to obtain a vehicle through our beneficial lease scheme among many more.

We’re proud to be accredited - We are a proud Working Families and Change 100 employer and have achieved Living Wage accreditation.

We’re growing a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we work in and the skills, experiences, and perspectives they offer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are also a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role.

The Data Analytics team is responsible for improving all aspects of the way Audit Wales uses data. Your role will see you join a fast-paced team that has close links with all areas of the business. Day to day, you will be involved in delivering these core functions:

  1. Lead research and development into innovative data techniques and tools.
  2. Build impactful data tools and embed them as a new normal part of our work.
  3. Drive modernisation of financial and performance audit by making it data enabled.
  4. Centrally manage key datasets to ensure standard data is used for decision-making.
  5. Work alongside audit and corporate teams to enable them to build ‘low-code’ data tools/products.
  6. Screen all data products before publication as an additional quality control step.
  7. Promote data literacy for all staff, to improve the data culture at Audit Wales.

Find out more

You can find out more about the responsibilities, skills and experience required for the role in the job description. For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Steve Lisle on 07791 007147 or Helen Goddard on 02920 320642.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7th April, 2024. Please note, there will be a two-stage selection process for this position. Following a sift of your on-line application successful candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment comprising of an interview and a tehnical exercise. All assessments and interviews will be completed in person at our Cardiff Office.

When applying online please remember to press the continue button following submission of your application – once you have done this you will receive an acknowledgement to confirm your application has been submitted. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact our Human Resources team immediately on 02920 320500 or via HRandPayroll@audit.wales

Please note, we are not able to sponsor work visas.

Closing Date

  • 07/04/2024
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