Fylde Coast Academy TrustBlackpool

Data Support Apprentice

£342.99 - Weekly


Digital, IT and Computing
Start: 08 November 2021
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Why We Need You

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Why We Need You

We are looking to appoint a Data Assistant Apprentice to support the delivery of our high quality, professional and innovative Data and Information service to our academies and central services of the trust.

If you are looking to develop your generalist knowledge, skills and experience across a number of data and reporting specialisms, this is the opportunity for you! In this role you will support the data collection and reporting arrangements of the central trust and the 10 academies within the trust. This will include transforming and centralising raw data from multiple platforms into user friendly reporting data.

FCAT is a large Multi Academy Trust with 10 academies (primary, secondary and all-through schools) and our central services team - we are committed to promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership. Our website will share more information with you www.fcat.org.uk

You will work with data from a variety of sources including school MIS SQL databases, .csv downloads from the Department for Education, user generated spreadsheets (Excel and Google Sheets) and response from surveys such as Google Forms.

You will have the opportunity create reports to extract data from school Information Management Systems, work with external data sources in the form of .csv files and use queries to retrieve data from SQL and MySQL databases.

As your skills develop you will have the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the data and information cycle by developing existing systems, creating data dashboards in Google Data Studio, improving the ETL process using Microsoft SQL Server Integrated Services (SSIS) and Google App Scripts. In the future you will be involved with the maintenance and development of our inhouse web-based tools built with using VueJS frontend and PHP backend.

This is an exciting opportunity for which we require a resilient, passionate and driven individual with the ability to


At Blackpool Gateway Academy, our aim is to take pupils on an exciting learning journey and give them the ability to create and shape their own achievements and aspirations through inspirational and challenging teaching.

Pupil well-being is at the heart of everything we do. Whatever the needs of your child we aim to ensure they thrive at Gateway, feel safe, have fun and enjoy success. We want pupils’ time in our school to be memorable whilst building upon what they know and can do. Staff and pupils collectively uphold the view that effort equates to success in all that we do and we encourage pupils to take great pride in all of their achievements whether personal or academic.


  • GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent in maths and English (Essential)
  • Level 2 or Level 3 Qualification in IT, Data Analysis or related subject. (Desirable)
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft/Google technologies including; Word/Docs, Excel/Sheets and if possible an awareness of SQL
  • Evidence of being able to work accurately, with an eye for detail ·
  • Demonstrable experience of working with databases
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of Excel functions; working with Pivot Tables, creating charts, using formulas
  • Ability to work with staff at all levels and have good communication skills
  • Understand the need for confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information
  • Ability to work flexibly and effectively as an individual and team member
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet required deadlines
  • Be prepared to undertake any required training such as Safeguarding and Data Protection
  • Be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Excellent timekeeping skills, able to attend work and college at required times
  • Commitment to completing the apprenticeship and obtaining a qualification


Address: 488 Lytham Road, Blackpool - FY4 1TL

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