Job Summary
  • Salary
    £17000 Yearly
  • Location
    Peterborough, East
  • Sector
    Data analyst level 4
  • Duration
    15 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    17th May 2018
  • Employer Name
    Perkins Engines Company
  • Distance from academy
    • 2.4 Miles
    • 9 Minutes
  • Address
    Peterborough PE1 5FQ, United Kingdom

Employer Description

Job Description

Perkins Engines (Peterborough) wish to recruit Business Apprentices in Data Analytics to start with us in August / September 2018. We want bright, committed and enthusiastic people who will play a key role in the future of our company.

Full Description:
Perkins Engines (Peterborough) wish to recruit Business Apprentices in Data Analytics to start with us in August / September 2018. We want bright, committed and enthusiastic people who will play a key role in the future of our company.

Perkins Engines has the capacity to produce over 800,000 engines every year and is part of Caterpillar Inc, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. With over 85 years of business excellence and experience, there are endless global career opportunities for those willing to work hard and progress within the organisation.

Do you want to work in the field of Data Analytics within an innovative Global manufacturer? Does the opportunity to work with cross functional teams and their data to ensure we help build a better world sound exciting? This could be your first step into an exciting Data Analytics career.

Our Business Apprenticeship in Data Analytics offers the opportunity for paid employment whilst working towards a Level 4 qualification and a recognised Apprenticeship standard. For your 15-month apprenticeship you will be based in a home department and will complete a placement schedule that will help you to develop a foundational understanding of our business.

The team you will be working in aims to delivers Data Analytics services for Perkins businesses and business units globally. You will be required to rapidly analyse structured and unstructured data to maximise insight for the business. Daily you will be required to define how data is stored, managed, used and integrated within the organisation and its systems and help develop rules, policies, standards and models to aid in its use.

You will demonstrate the data manipulating, processing, cleaning and analysis capabilities of programming languages and proprietary software tools (such as, but not limited to; R, Python, SPSS, SAS, SQL, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Alteryx and VBA).

Prepare data by cleaning to remove a range of data issues (such as, errors, invalid values, data that is out of range, outliers).

Understand how to apply statistical techniques preparing data for analysis and conducting analysis projects (such as, but not limited to; searching and sorting, grouping, filtering and various modelling techniques).

Working Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm


Requirements & Prospects


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents). At least 2 A-levels or equivalent (grade C or above).

Desired Skills

  1. • Excellent communication skills.
  2. • Organised and be able to work methodically and accurately.
  3. • IT literate including the use of Microsoft Office.

Personal Qualities

  1. • Pay good attention to detail, be keen and interested in working with figures, data and statistics and have the ability to work in a timely manner, both individually and within a team.
  2. • Be able to communicate confidently & effectively in writing and verbally
  3. • Enthusiastic and committed
  4. • Willing to learn
  5. • Self-motivated and disciplined
  6. • Positive, flexible attitude with the ability to carry out a variety of duties
  7. • Smart appearance and a good attendance record at school or college

Future Prospects

As a business, we recognise that our people are a vital component to our success. Therefore, each aspect of our Business Apprenticeship has been designed to allow you to expand your knowledge of the business and develop an understanding of the functions that enable our organisation to maintain its world leader status. With hard work and dedication successful apprentices can have a fulfilling career at Perkins. The business can offer you many career opportunities and upon successful completion of the Level 4 qualification, depending upon the needs of the business, you may also get the opportunity to study for further professional qualifications in your chosen area, for example: Foundation Degrees, Degrees. Past Business Apprentice Profiles: ‘Upon leaving school I had no idea what career path I wanted to take. I didn’t enjoy sixth form and was adamant that I didn’t want to go to university. It was a family member that works at Perkins who opened my eyes to their Business Apprenticeship opportunity. I applied because I saw the potential to develop myself on a personal, professional and educational level all at the same time. I knew it would allow me to earn whilst gaining the vital work experience and additional qualifications I required to improve my skills and help me progress moving forward. And that it has! I now work within Learning & Development, which is an area I experienced through the scheme, and have a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Management, which I was sponsored by the organisation to complete. Best career move I’ve made to date. Thank you Perkins!’ – Katrina Todd, intake of 2011 ‘I feel that without completing the apprenticeship I would not be where I am today as I have gained so many skills (e.g. communication, confidence, negotiation) and had been given different opportunities to help excel both in my studies and in the workplace which gave me that drive to succeed and push myself to do better. Four years later, I am now a Human Resources Associate leading and working on various projects for the UK. Do something different, you might be surprised!’ – Stacey Batterham, intake of 2011 'With Business Studies being my favourite subject at A-Levels, I knew that I wanted to further my learning once I left Sixth Form, but I wasn't sure on what path I was going to take to do this. I was made aware of the Business Apprentice scheme at Perkins as I was coming to the end of my A-levels. I am very glad that I have taken this opportunity, as I have been given the chance to work within a Global company, where the progression opportunities are endless. Both my personal and work skills have improved since being with Perkins, with the opportunity to improve on these all the time. I would highly recommend this scheme, as it has allowed me to gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to gain further qualifications, whilst earning'. - _ - James Elbury, intake of 2016 Throughout my school years I was always uncertain as to what career path I wanted to take. An apprenticeship scheme wasn’t something that I initially considered. Upon completion of my A Levels I accepted a place to study Geography at the University of Leeds. Unhappy with my course, and conscious of the expenses that University involves, I made the diligent decision to leave University and go down a different avenue. I came across the Business Apprenticeship Scheme at Perkins and was instantly drawn to the prospect of joining the company. Since starting my apprenticeship, I have not looked back! The scheme has allowed me to gain valuable experience across the company, broadening my business knowledge and aiding my development both on a personal and professional level. I would highly recommend this scheme to anyone wanting a fulfilling and prosperous career! Choose an apprenticeship, choose Perkins. – Jessica Ding, intake of 2016

  • Apprenticeship Length
    15 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Combined with knowledge and skills gained in the workplace, the Level 4 Data Analyst qualification will include:
• KM1 – DELL EMC Qualification - 60308242: BCS Data Analysis Tools
• KM2 – BCS Award in Data Analysis - 60308230: BCS Data Analysis Concepts
The delivery will entail 35 days within the academy with a visit to the workplace every 4-6 weeks.

Qualification Gained

Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)