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IT Business Analyst (Degree Apprenticeship)

Employer description:

Magnox Ltd is a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) responsible for the safe and secure clean-up of 12 nuclear sites and operation of one hydro-electric plant across the UK.

We are responsible for ensuring that our activities are carried out:

  • safely, securely and predictably, with due regard for the environment
  • in the long-term interests of our organisation, our employees, the local communities and our supply chain partners

Vacancy description:

It is an exciting time to join the Magnox IT Team. We are about to embark on an IT transformation programme which involves working with our internal customers in delivering a digitalised work place.

This is a 36-month programme where you’ll spend 80% of your time gaining real hands-on experience in the role and 20% dedicated to your Apprenticeship studies, working with a National Training Provider to support your degree qualification – a Level 6 Apprenticeship as well as a BSc (hons) Digital & Technology Solutions.

Upon successful completion of your qualification(s) you’ll be a fully-fledged Business Analyst with a degree and a wealth of first-hand experience.

This role will be based at Magnox Ltd – Oldbury Technical Centre.

Main role / Responsibilities: [will include but not be limited to]:

  • Research technology enabled software solutions which will increase work efficiency and productivity across the business
  • Interpret data relating to company policies and workflows
  • Support project teams during the analysis and planning stages of software development
  • Work on a range of project phases e.g. implementation and testing
  • Facilitate successful release handovers
  • Evaluate risks and predict potential problems
  • Develop quality assurance practices and assessments
  • Establish deliverables
  • Write reports, instructions, and specifications and create flowcharts
  • Determine risk and return on investment for shareholders
  • Act as a liaison between the business and its Information Technology (IT) department
  • Use spreadsheets to record data on a project
  • Evaluate Key Performance Indicators
  • Modify the business plan
  • Engage with users and incorporate their suggestions into projects
  • Become a confident, competent and capable independent Technology Solutions Professional, able to operate in a range of related roles.

Desirable Skills:

  • Excellent written communications and the ability to articulate complex issues to non-technical people
  • Familiarity with data analysis / presentation
  • Ability to apply analytical and critical thinking skills to the development of technology solutions
  • Ability to apply structured and creative problem-solving techniques to complex scenarios
  • Inquisitive nature with a natural tendency towards interrogating data, challenging its source and interpreting its meaning / impact
  • Able to translate technical information into business language
  • Strong communicator with the capability to influence people and facilitate progress
  • Proactive and capable of working at pace

Desired Qualifications:

  • Three A-Levels at grades A to C including: Maths or an IT subject OR
  • An alternative Level 3 IT related qualification (e.g. BTEC)
  • PLUS Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and English at grades A*-C

Working week: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm


1st Year – £12,500 increasing to £14,000 after 6 months depending upon satisfactory progress.

2nd Year – £16,836

3rd Year – £17,765


  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (281 hours)
  • 4 day working week (applicable at most sites)
  • Pension scheme – Combined Nuclear Pension Plan
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Paid time off for sickness absence
  • Travel to Work Support LoanThe successful candidate will be eligible to apply to Magnox Ltd for a season ticket loan of £2000 to support with their travel to work in year one.

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

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.

IT Business Analyst (Degree Apprenticeship)

Oldbury-on-Severn, Bristol BS35, UK
Full Time

Published on 20 Jul 2020

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