Data Engineer (Degree/Masters Apprentice)
Department for Work and Pensions
Apply before 11:55 pm on Wednesday 5th October 2022
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We have an amazing opportunity for Graduate/Masters Data Engineer Apprentices to start an exciting career in data and technology and become a key part of one of the biggest and high-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.
This is an exciting opportunity to earn as you learn and get hands on practice of data ingestion, transformation, analysis and management while studying towards a Level 6 BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions or Level 7 MSc Digital and Technology Specialist. You’ll develop crucial skills, knowledge and behaviours for your career and be part of a great team delivering digital applications and services.
Putting the user at the centre of everything we do, our Data Engineers collect, organise and provision data to provide business insight. Working on a variety of projects, you will provide technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders and customers.
As a Data Engineer Apprentice you will study towards the Level 6 or Level 7 Digital technology Solutions apprenticeship and combine your job and hands-on experience with virtual learning delivered by our partner provider, QA. This will include one-to-one with tutors and mentors, tutorials, and research projects.
Working with appropriate technologies as a Data Engineer apprentice, you’ll gain the technical expertise to take your career in an exciting new direction. By the end of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved an industry-standard qualification (BSC or MSC) and have the skills to progress your career in line with your aspirations.
We are leading the digital transformation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – the UK’s biggest government department.
At DWP Digital, you’ll be part of a diverse, vibrant community, where you’ll be empowered to develop your skills and try new things at the cutting-edge of your industry. You can build a stimulating and fulfilling career here, full of interesting challenges and plenty of opportunities to grow.
As well as being given 20% off the job training to allow you to complete your apprenticeship within your working hours, you’ll be supported by your line manager, skills coach and the data community, as well as fellow apprentices on the programme, so you will have plenty of sources of encouragement to help you succeed. There’s a lot to learn and do, so you need to be ready to be proactive, work hard and participate in the many opportunities you’ll be given to showcase your skills.
This is a fantastic chance to build a data analyst career at DWP and become a highly skilled tech professional.
To be eligible for the apprenticeship you are required to hold the following minimum eligibility criteria:
- Hold a valid passport/birth certificate or residence permit.
- Have the right to live and work in the UK.
- Must have lived in the UK and/or EEA for 3 years prior to apprenticeship start date.
- Not be in full-time education or be undertaking another apprenticeship by the apprenticeship start date.
- You must hold a level 6 (Degree) qualification for entry onto the Graduate Apprenticeship and not at a higher level.
- If your Degree is in a similar subject, you may be eligible for entry onto the Level 7 Apprenticeship.
- We reserve the right to withdraw applications who are deemed ineligible due to existing qualifications.
- You must hold GCSEs in Maths and English at Grade C or above or complete functional skills tests at the beginning of the apprenticeship programme.
If you meet the eligibility criteria above, when completing the application please answer the question relating to the above qualification requirements as yes. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.
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• Not be in full-time education or be undertaking another apprenticeship by the apprenticeship start date.
• You must hold a level 6 (Degree) qualification for entry onto the Graduate Apprenticeship and not at a higher level.
If you have meet the eligibility criteria above, when completing the application please answer the question relating to the above qualification requirements as yes. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Developing Self and Others
- Working Together
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Knowledge of Technology and Software
• An employer pension contribution of up to 27% For further information please click here.
• Annual leave rising up to 30 days, (based on your working pattern).
• Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexi-time and compressed hours.
• Learning and development tailored to your role this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring.
• An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including: Women’s Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more.
This job role may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in their DWP office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business need but personal circumstances and other relevant circumstances will also be taken into account. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.
Salary for this role is from £34,173 (Band min) to £34,971 (Band max).
Our offer to successful candidates will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.
Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on lateral transfer should maintain their current salary.
Existing Civil Servants who gain promotion may move to the bottom of the next grade pay scale or 10% increase in salary whichever would be the greater.
Selection process details
Stage 1: Application
Your application will consist of three parts:
1. A Personal Details application form.
2. Your employment history detailing your responsibilities, skills, accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training. Please copy this information into the box field provided.
3. Personal statement up to 1000 words.
When giving details in your employment history and personal statement you should highlight your experience in line with essential criteria below:
• A passion for data and using data to drive insights and decisions
• An interest in technology, and using this to solve business problems.
• A methodical mind, analytical and problem-solving skills and applying these to real life challenges.
• Great communicators who enjoy working, and learning, with others.
• A positive attitude, always looking for solutions to challenges
• Please also explain your motivation for applying for the Data Engineer apprenticeship.
The sift panel will use the information in your employment history and personal statement to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria above.
For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital
Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised. Please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.
• You will be asked to complete your employment history any information that you would customarily share on a CV should therefore be entered onto the application form.
• Personal details that could be used to identify you including your name, contact details and address must be removed for your application to be considered.
• If your employment history/personal statement contains any personal details your application will be withdrawn.
Stage 2: Interview
If you’re successful at sift stage you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the following Behaviours and Technical Skill:
• Communicating and Influencing
• Developing Self and Others
• Working Together
• Knowledge of Technology and Software - show an aptitude for learning new technologies and their use. Is aware of digital technology and develop an understanding of what it involves and its impact.
You will be asked to do a short (5 -10 minutes) presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
Interviews will take place from mid-October 2022.
Sift to be confirmed.
A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location.
Any move to DWP from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf.
However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.email@example.com stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
You must meet the security requirements before you can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
For meaningful checks to be carried out individuals you will need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time, to enable appropriate checks to be carried out and produce a result which provides the required level of assurance. Whilst a lack of UK residency in itself is not necessarily a bar to a security clearance, and expectation of UK residency may range from 3 to 5 years. Failure to meet the residency requirements needed for the role may result in the withdrawal of provisional jobs offers.
Before applying for this vacancy, current employees of DWP should check whether a successful application would result in changes to their terms & conditions of employment, e.g. mobility, pay, allowances. Civil Servants that would transfer into DWP from other government organisations, following successful application, will assume DWP's terms & conditions of employment current on the day they are posted, unless DWP has stated otherwise in writing.
At DWP we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce.
We consider visible and non-visible disabilities, neurodiversity or learning differences, chronic medical conditions, or mental ill health. Examples include dyslexia, epilepsy, autism, chronic fatigue, or schizophrenia.
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