We are looking for an Apprentice Data Scientist to join our R&D Team. With big ambitions for the future there has never been a better time to join Victrex! You'll receive first-class, on the job, training from a dedicated team, whilst earning a competitive salary - not to mention gaining an industry recognised qualification too.
This programme is aimed at individuals who are inquisitive and strategic thinkers looking to gain a solid understanding of data science concepts and techniques.
You will benefit from learning the technical skills such as programming, big data, advanced analytics, AI, machine learning and robotic process automation, from industry experienced tutors who hold a previous track record in working with complex data architectures and projects.
A data scientist is a mathematician, a statistician, a computer programmer and an analyst equipped with a diverse and wide-ranging skillset, balancing knowledge in different computer programming languages with advanced experience in data mining and visualisation.
You will analyse, process, and model data then interpret the results to create actionable plans while holding the ability to effectively engage key stakeholders.
The apprenticeship duration in 36 months and is delivered by our training partner BPP. Upon completion, you will have acquired a Level 6 Integrated Degree in Data Science. A Degree, but no student debt! The successful candidate will be enrolled in our September 2024 intake for this course.About You
To be considered for this role we are looking for candidates have 5 GCSE's including English, Maths & a Science at Grade C/5 or above. In addition you will have achieved or be on course to achieve 3-A Levels at Grade C or above, one of which includes Maths.
Of course, we recognise it is not all about grades. The successful candidate will ideally have a mix of the following qualities:
Our Offer to You
- Innovative in your approach and like to explore new ways of working
- Somebody that loves working in teams and collaborating with all sorts of different people
- Good at IT and have an aptitude for maths
- An outstanding problem solver
We pay our apprentices a competitive wage at Victrex - so whilst you may be in training, you can be sure that you will be rewarded as your confidence and skills grow in role.
Apart from a great base salary, you will be enrolled in our company bonus scheme and if eligible you will be invited to join our Company Pension Scheme where 5% employee contributions will attract contributions of 12% by Victrex.
We offer flexible working, private medical insurance and give employees 29 days annual leave per annum + bank holidays with the option of purchasing up to 2 additional weeks leave too.
The perks are great, but so is our culture - and you can read more about it below.You’ve Applied – now what?
So you’ve submitted an application to one of our Apprenticeship Programmes – nice work! The Talent Team will review your application in collaboration with the Hiring Manager and Training Providers to determine if you are eligible to undertake the Apprenticeship of your choice with us.
Afterwards, the selection process might look like so:
Stage 1 – Online Interview, Psychometric or Gamification Assessments
Stage 2 – Assessment Centre (this might include an interview, show & tell presentation, site tours, case study)
Our Apprenticeship Programmes are very popular so please do bear with us whilst we process your application.About Victrex
Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance PEEK (Poly Ether Ether Ketone) and PAEK (Poly Aryl Ether Ketone) polymer solutions focusing on the strategic markets of automotive, aerospace, energy and industrial, electronics and medical. Every day, millions of people use products and applications containing our materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to energy operations and medical devices.
With over 40 years‘ experience, we are developing world leading solutions with PEEK and PAEK-based polymers and selected semi-finished and finished parts which enable environmental and societal benefit for our customers and our markets and drive value for our shareholdersVision and culture
At Victrex we have a clear purpose: to bring transformational and sustainable solutions which address world material challenges every day.
This underpins our core values; passion, innovation and performance which are at the heart of our business.
Our culture is shaped by how we work together, driving for results with a focus on customers, continuous improvement and doing the right thing. Our values, passion, innovation, and performance are at the heart of our business and we value and recognise how every employee plays an important role in enabling us to deliver our growth strategy.
Sustainability is core to our strategy. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint while supporting society through our sustainable products and making a positive impact on our local communities. In 2022 we were proud to be named as a European Climate Leader by the Financial Times, as well as receiving prestigious accreditation recognition, including EcoVadis Gold rating, inclusion in the Apple clean energy supplier programme and maintaining a long-standing recognition by FTSE Russell in their Green Revenues index, for how our products can support CO2 reduction.
Our aim is to provide the support of accessibility and community within Victrex for everyone. So, if you need any help, advice or just want a confidential chat regarding any Diversity, Equity or Inclusion matters even before you apply to Victrex, then here is what you need to know:
The enabling support that Victrex prides itself on giving, starts from when anyone applies or wants to apply to join our team.
We are always here to help provide any ‘reasonable adjustments’ you may need during your application process. So please contact us to discuss your specific requirements in more depth.
We even have a dedicated email that anyone can use to reach out for help, advice, and a confidential chat......whatever you need to know, and to help ensure an equitable solution, that’s right for you, right from the start!
That email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victrex values diversity and encourages applications from all
sections of the community.