Data Driven Professional Apprenticeship Level 3 (BBC Apprentice Hub)

Job Introduction

This scheme is open now and due to the volume of applications we expect, please apply as soon as possible! Successful candidates will be invited for assessment centres in mid-July for a start date of September 2022.

This opportunity is available to those that live in the following areas: Black Country, Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire. You can see a map of the eligible areas by clicking here. If you're based outside of this area, you will not be eligible for this scheme.

BBC Hub Apprentices undertake a blended work-based apprenticeship, made up of placements and off the job training on formally recognised apprenticeship standards. Placements will be with employers in the Creative and Digital sector.

The world is hungry for data! Do you have a passion for turning figures into user friendly formats, or manipulating data into ways of communicating that information to specific audiences? If so, the Level 3 Data Driven Professional apprenticeship could be just what you need to start your career! In this apprenticeship, you would learn how to collate and format data in ways to present it to others for review and analysis, by using clear visual examples such as tables, charts and graphs. You would discover how to blend and combine data from various sources and formats to use it to support business needs. All modern businesses use data analysis to help them understand their customers, increase their productivity and to help improve their services.

Similar Job titles for this apprenticeship qualification could be: Data Support Analyst, Data Technician, Junior Data Analyst or Junior Information Analyst

Placement locations will make up the West Midlands to include: Black Country, Greater Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire

An apprenticeship requires full commitment and discipline from the learner as alongside experiences and training, there is an expectation of wider self-learning and the requirement to meet learning objectives and deadlines as outlined by the apprenticeship standards. Apprentices must show their host employer(s) that they are dedicated to accomplishing the knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements outlined in their apprenticeship learning plan.

  • Start date: 19th September 2022
  • Duration: 16 months fixed term contract
  • Salary: £15,074 plus benefits

At the end of your apprenticeship, you'll get:

  • A recognised Level 3 Data Driven Professional qualification from the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education
  • A stepping stone to a career in the Creative industries

Role Responsibility

  • Collaborating with people both internally and externally at all levels with a view to creating value from data
  • Sourcing data from a collection of already identified trusted sources in a secure manner
  • Presenting data for review and analysis by others, using a variety of methods for example tables, charts and graphs
  • Blending data by combining data from various sources and formats to explore relevance for business needs
  • Analysing simple and complex structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes using basic statistical methods
  • Validating results of analysis using various techniques, e.g. cross checking, to identify faults in data results and to ensure data quality
  • Communicating results verbally, through reports and technical documentation and tailoring the message for the relevant clients
  • Practicing continuous self-learning to keep up to date with technological developments to enhance relevant skills and take responsibility for your own professional development
  • Helping non-data oriented colleagues understand where analysis can help them with their day-to-day roles


You are expected to be flexible and to carry out any other duties reasonably required by the placement employer.  You will have a placement base location; however, this is subject to change as placements are rotated through different Creative employers, benefiting from varied practical live experience.

You'll study for a level 3 Data Driven Professional qualification from The Institute of Apprenticeships in Technical Education. You’ll complete specialist modules such as: 

  • The Value of Data                                            
  • Future of Learning & Career Pathways in Data
  • Data Sourcing & Integration
  • Data Preparation, Quality & Validation              
  • Charts and Data Visualisation


Take a look at the job description attached to this advert for more details about the role.


Are you the right candidate?

To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you must:

  • Be aged 18 or over when the course starts in September 2022
  • A minimum GCSE or Grade qualifications in Maths and English at 9-to-4 (A-C) or equivalent
  • At least 2 A-Levels at A-C or a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification or relevant professional experience
  • Have the right to work in the UK and been ordinarily resident in the UK, Ireland, or the European Economic Area (EEA) for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship. Or have obtained either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and have been ordinarily in the EEA, Gibraltar, or the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship
  • Have a permanent base within the region as defined by the map shown below. You can also click here to open this map as a larger image.


We'll ask you to give examples to show you're:

  • Good at communicating and working with technical and non-technical people
  • A logical thinker and natural problem solver
  • Able to efficiently multitask and work under pressure
  • Value Diversity and Inclusion engaging respectfully with others, actively seeking and valuing different perspectives
  • Flexible and resilient


Don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive CV. You can share examples of your passion for Data Analysis and how you have used it from other work experience, your time in education, personal projects or volunteering.

After the closing date, your application will be reviewed and if it demonstrates your passion for joining the scheme, you will be invited to complete an online assessment. If successful in this stage, you’ll be invited to the final stage which is the Assessment Day.

If you’d like support with your application because you have a learning difficulty or disability, please email You’ll also have the option to choose for your application to go into the Extend Hub when you apply.

We are a diversity champion and we promote a good working environment for all existing and potential staff ensuring equal treatment for all of our employees. We have formed a partnership with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site. All of our vacancies are also listed on VERCIDA. Click here to view our vacancies in an accessible format.  If you have a disability you will also have the option to go through our Extend Hub when you apply.


Package Description

During your apprenticeship, you’ll get:

  • A starting salary of £15,074
  • Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Remote GP; access to BBC Unmind and Occupational Health
  • A dedicated Scheme Specialist to help with your development
  • Access to our in-house Academy Training, which hosts a range of internal and external courses
  • Annual Leave, plus public holidays

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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