Masters Degree Apprenticeship MSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analytics) Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics)

Information for employers

Grow and retain specialist data science talent in your organisation with our Masters-level Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Degree Apprenticeship: a cost-effective way to address the emerging demand for big data analytics.

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Developing advanced data science talent

The Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics) Degree Apprenticeship was designed in consultation with leading employers and subject experts, ensuring theory is balanced with practical, workplace learning. Apprentices will develop and apply advanced data science tools and techniques to derive valuable insights to inform strategic decision making within your organisation.
 

Who is this apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship will develop talent for roles including Big Data Analyst, Data and Insight Analyst, Data Science Specialist, Data Management Specialist and Analytics Lead. Ideal for new talent, or an existing member of staff who want to take their data skills and capabilities to the next level and drive data led change in your organisation.

Capabilities to better your business

A cost-effective way to develop and retain talent

Degree apprenticeships are a smart investment. You can reinvest Apprenticeship Levy funds to cover the cost of the apprenticeship, or receive funding support from the government.

If you operate in England and your annual payroll is over £3 million, you pay a levy of 0.5% of your payroll into a levy account.

The cost of the Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics) programme for levy paying employers is £21,000 and this can be covered in full using the non-refundable funds in your levy account. If you exhaust the funds in your levy account, then the government will pay 95% of the outstanding fees and you will need to pay the remaining 5%.

If your organisation is not required to pay the levy, you will pay only 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship programme while the government pays the remaining 95%. The cost of the Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist programme for non-levy paying employers is just £1,050.

For more about the Apprenticeship Levy, and to find out about any additional incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice from the government, please visit the key information section on our Degree apprenticeships for employers page.

Our team of dedicated consultants can talk you through the detail.

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Industry recognised professional accreditation

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Accredited by TechSkills

Tech Industry Gold is the industry accreditation for digital and tech degrees and degree apprenticeships. Designed to meet standards that are defined by employers, Tech Industry Gold programmes integrate industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills new recruits need to excel in digital careers.

Meet the experts

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Partnering with Cambridge Spark

The Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics) Degree Apprenticeship has been developed and is taught in partnership with Cambridge Spark, leaders in personalised AI driven training for data scientists, developers and software engineers.

Delivered by experts, blending online and face-to-face learning

This cutting-edge course has been developed and is taught in partnership with Cambridge Spark, leaders in personalised AI driven training in data science and software engineering. The course is a blend of immersive teaching weeks, online study and an online hackathon-style bootcamp, combining learning with sector specialists and practitioners.

At least 20% of apprentices contracted hours will be classed as ‘off the job’. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of their usual work duties. 

The off-the-job learning is delivered online with teaching weeks in Cambridge.

What are the entry requirements? 

As an employer your business sets out the person specifications for the role, but the apprentice will need to meet our entry requirements to be accepted onto the course. You can few the full entry requirements on our apprentice course page.

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Helping you find the right apprentice

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Recruitment support

Our dedicated apprenticeship team is on hand to help you attract the best candidates for your organisation. We can help with:

  • Crafting job advertisements
  • Promoting your vacancy to our registered and targeted candidate mailing list
  • Adding your vacancy to the National Apprenticeship Service ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ on your behalf
  • Sharing opportunities across our social media channels.

Our consultants will also be happy to support you in determining the suitability of the candidates you receive.

Next steps

If you'd like to know more about the apprenticeship, have a current employee in mind or are thinking of recruiting an apprentice for your business, our designated team of experts are here to support you at every step. Get in touch today.