Modern Apprenticeship : Information Assistant
Gyle Square

Job reference: 006802

Location: Gyle Square

Job closing date: 18/10/2019

Job posted date: 04/10/2019

Salary: Various

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Public Health & Intelligence (Sub-Dept)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

Better data means better lives

2 Year Modern Apprenticeship – 6 Positions
Title: Information Assistant
Salary: £15,362pa (Based on Band 3 Annex 21)
37.5 hours per week
Location: Gyle Square, Edinburgh

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team and receive a structured apprenticeship training programme, working with data that has the potential of improving the lives of every person in Scotland?
We are looking for candidates who have the commitment and motivation to learn new skills and put them into practise in the work environment.  You'll spend most of your time learning on the job, but will also received regular structured training.  The outcome of the training will be a Modern Apprenticeship in Digital Applications SCQF Level 6.  On successfully achieving this qualification, there will be the opportunity to advance to a higher level of apprenticeship in Data Analytics.
Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHSScotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives.  We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland.  We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.
During the apprenticeship itself you will receive a detailed training programme supported by QA Training Ltd, mentor support and encouragement so that you will have the foundations of a worthwhile and rewarding career in data analytics. The broad range of tasks
covered by the role means there will be opportunities to:
•    Get involved in designing datasets
•    Collecting and processing data
•    Analyse and interpret data 
•    Present data effectively through data visualisation techniques
•    Delivering data outputs for our stakeholders and customers
What skills, background and experience do you need to apply? 
•     A strong understanding of numerically subjects such as mathematics and computing is essential.
•     (A-C) National 5 or equivalent pass in Maths and English
•    Good IT skills
•    Good verbal and written communication skills, able to prepare concise and easily understood information.
•    Accurate and pays attention to detail.
•    Strong commitment to personal development

For an informal discussion on the post or if you have any specific questions in regards to this role or the Modern Apprenticeship, please contact Jamie Graham at QA Training Tel: 0131 3385368

Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

Further information on NSS is available from:

You can learn more about this role by visiting ISD Scotland , visiting the NSS YouTube channel or following us on Twitter.

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 18th October 2019

Successful candidates will invited to an Assessment Centre on Wednesday 6th November 2019

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies


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