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Apprentice Data Scientist

Data Scientist Apprentice  

Salary & Benefits: £23151.27 per annum, annual bonus, attractive pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution), life assurance cover of 4 times pensionable salary and 25 days annual leave, bank holidays plus a wellness day and development opportunities in line with the Data Scientist progression plan. We also offer a fantastic flexible benefits package, where you can choose from benefits such as health cash plan scheme, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, life assurance flex and partner cover.  Colleagues also have access to a retail savings scheme, online GP service, cycle to work scheme, gym membership discounts and many more!

Location: Head Office, Buttershaw, Bradford. 

Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Scientist Apprentice to join the Analytics & Data Science Team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you?

What we do:
Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this.
We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity. 
New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. Data Science is a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.  
Data Science at Yorkshire Water involves solving the company’s key challenges through the explorational of data, providing key insights that make a real difference to our customers and the environment. 
A Data Scientist Apprenticeship will offer opportunities to develop key skills in analysis, modelling & data engineering as well as opportunities to develop softer skills, such as communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management.  

Where you fit in:
As our Data Scientist Apprentice you will work alongside other Data specialists to develop competence in: 

•    The processing, transformation & analysis of complex data sets.
•    The delivery of Data Science solutions that utilise Machine Learning, Cloud platforms and Artificial Intelligence
•    The creation of interesting and compelling data visualisations & outputs that effectively communicate insights to colleagues.
•    The ability to support colleagues in the effective use of data & analytics via training & technical support.
•    Understanding the approaches and technologies that are emerging in the Data & Technology sectors

What skills & qualifications you will need:

•    5 GCSE’s Grade 4-9 or A-C including English and Mathematics.
•    3 A-levels grade A-C including Mathematics. 
•    Some experience of working with data from either work experience, your academic history or a hobby. 
•    Able to solve problems. 

You will also benefit from having:

•    A Level 2 or above qualification in I.T. 
•    A Full UK driving licence and/or the ability to travel to our Head Office in Buttershaw, Bradford on a daily basis. 
•    The ability to pass the Yorkshire Water Occupational Health Screening Assessment

Although our assets are operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year the company is committed to support flexible work patterns and job share options, where possible, to give you more control over your time and responsibilities. Whether you have child-care responsibilities or are looking for the ideal work-life balance our flexible options can offer work patterns that suit your needs. College dates and times are set in advance.

If you want to help your local environment and support your local area and help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on-line and complete the application process and submitting your CV.

Recruitment Process

To assess your skills effectively, our selection process includes an online assessment, assessment centre and a follow up 2nd stage interview with the hiring manager interview if you are successful at the 1st stage assessment centre.

Closing date: 26th May 2024
1st stage Assessment centres taking place on 18th or 19th June 2024.
2nd stage interviews taking place from the 1st to the 5th July.

Company Information

If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third-Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance.

We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. 

All our roles are subject to a medical questionnaire, and further medicals when required.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

How the process will look like

Your teammates will gather all requirements within our organization. Then, once priority has been discussed, you will decide as a team on the best solutions and architecture to meet these needs. In continuous increments and continuous communication between the team and stakeholders, you’re part of making data play an even more important (and understood) part withing Brand New Day.


Job Benefits

GBP 23K+

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Job Location
Bradford, GB
Working Hours
Base Salary
euro GBP 23K+
Date posted
May 16, 2024
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