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Apprentice Business Analyst

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: 15000
  • Level: 3
16/05/2019 QA integration Cambridge CB23 6DP

Apprentice Business Analyst

  • Sector: admin, business admin law
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: 15000
  • Level: 3
Apprentice Business Analyst
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Employer description: 
Ripple is approaching its first birthday. We’re growing, pushing ourselves, having fun and finding our place in the market.
We’re a business of two halves, and we’re all Microsoft Office 365 consultancy (lots of SharePoint and productivity apps work) and an IP product company (again in Office 365).

We have a sister company (Azure-based application) – www.obsequiosoftware.com – that we share resources with.

We sell our products and services to other businesses. They exist to serve their customers, so we’re relentlessly focussed on how and what we do for our customers to help them do theirs better.

Job overview:
Are you ambitious with a passion for technology?
Can you ask the right questions to understand the bigger picture?
Do you want to combine on the job learning and experience with receiving a qualification?
If the answer is yes, this is the job role for you!

Your job title will be’ Apprentice Business Analyst’.
This is a combination of Business Analyst, Project Support, Trainer, Tester and Consultant – we’ll work out together what fits you best across the apprenticeship, while helping you achieve your goals and complete your apprenticeship.

If you’re keen on working with a range of customers to understand how their business works and the changes they want to make, then this could be the job for you. You’ll be working in a start-up company is fast-paced, diverse, exciting and unpredictable.

Start-ups enjoy the ability to change direction, technology and focus as the business develops and projects require.

Main role:
As an Apprentice Business Analyst, you will be working with our Senior Business Analyst to uncover and understand the customer’s requirements and translate these into a specification for our developers. You will have access to the latest technologies from Microsoft to support and deliver your work.

Your role will develop across your apprenticeship as you find your specific strengths and you will be involved in a range of internal, training and customers projects.

Responsibilities [will include but not be limited to]:
• Help run workshops to uncover customer requirements
• Support and development of detailed requirements documentation
• Translate the needs of the customer into a functional specification
• Assist in the testing and documentation of the tools
• Writing or editing user guides
• Digging into the data to uncover customer behaviour and scaling the problem
• Support the project delivery, tracking risks, issues and changes

Desired qualities, skills and experiences:
• Curious
• Inquisitive
• Diligent
• Calm
• Focused
• Basic knowledge of Cloud computing, particularly SaaS (like Office 365)
• Inquisitive mind-set
• Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and diagrams
• Comfortable with Microsoft Office suite and ideally Office 365
• Everything else we can teach you

Desired qualification requirements:
Must hold 5 GCSE’s (graded A*-C or 9 to 5) or equivalent including English/Maths.

Other requirements:
Have been a resident in the UK/EEA/EU for the last 3 years.

Working week:
5 days per week,
Monday – Friday,
9am – 5pm,
35 per week, [all details will be confirmed with the employer]

You’ll have one dedicated study day per week to support your development through self-directed learning.

Salary:
£14,000 – £15,000 per annum

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.

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