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Business Analyst Apprentice

Employer description: 

The Sporting House is an innovative and rapidly growing group of businesses that is headed up by Olympic medallist Steve Parry. Under the brands of Beth Tweddle Gymnastics, Becky Adlington’s SwimStars, Total Swimming Academies and swim! On a weekly basis, over 21,000 children (and growing!) are engaged in swimming and gymnastics activities through their programmes.


Do you want to work with Olympic medal winners and household names in an exciting role where your talents will be appreciated and rewarded?

Here you’ll have the opportunity to complete a Level 4 Business Analyst Apprenticeship.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Conduct research into software applications to support with the development and purchasing of products and services 
  • Record, track, and document the problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions, and actions taken, through to final resolution 
  • Communicate application problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management, development teams, end users, and unit leaders
  • Participate in the design, development, and delivery of software applications training programs
  • Identify and learn appropriate software applications used and supported by the organisation
  • Gather, document and help verify information relating to business analysis and requirements activities
  • Identify, document and mitigate risks and issues, escalating where appropriate
  • Test new developments and perform post-resolution follow-ups to ensure any issues have been adequately resolved.

Desirable skills:

  • Exceptionally organised, adhering to deadlines set.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Practical and solutions minded approach to problem solving
  • Methodical and thorough approach to work
  • Good at prioritising and juggling tasks
  • A desire to show initiative
  • User of Microsoft office / Teams
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent requirement gathering skills
  • Good documentation skills
  • The ability to communicate with technical stakeholders
  • Problem solver
  • Understanding of web development languages
  • Understanding of cloud-based platforms

Desired qualifications / Entry requirements: 

  • Business or Business related Degree e.g. Finance, Economics etc.


One of the following plus 12 months industry related experience:

  • An A Level in ICT
  • An International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT
  • An Apprenticeship in a similar subject at a level lower than the planned programme
  • A BTEC extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)


  • Non Business related Degree + at least 12 months of work experience which could include but not limited to roles such as:
  • Retail jobs – e.g. Sales Advisors, Team leaders, Customer Service
  • Customer Service across any sector – Large or small organisations.
  • HR function jobs
  • Office Administration/Assistant/Trainee
  • Any role that involves working in a team, processing data, face to face and email communications

Examples of work experience that does not count on its own:

  • Working in a Pub where the role only involves dispensing drinks and taking payment only
  • Part time/limited hours of work done in the 6 months. Must be 6 months full time)


  • 2+ years of experience within an office environment 

Working week: 

Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 5:30pm / 37.5hrs per week. 

Future prospects:

A full time role will be offered to the correct candidate on completion of the apprenticeship. 

Important Information: 

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

Business Analyst Apprentice

Whitefield, Manchester, UK
Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeship

Published on 2 Jun 2020