Business Analyst Apprentice

RPS Group
Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
24 Jul 2021
22 Aug 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Experience level
Entry level, Apprenticeship
The RPS Water Technical business is a team of Engineers, Modellers and Data Analysts providing Asset Management and Operational Strategy development, to our Water Industry clients to support business planning and delivery.

We are looking to appoint a Business Analyst apprentice based in our Derby office. Our Business Analyst apprentice will work within our team to provide specific business analytical support on Water and/or Wastewater projects to drive increased intelligence for internal and/or external benefit.

This is an exciting and evolving aspect of the water industry, providing challenges and opportunities which require innovation, dedication, and teamwork to help us meet our clients' needs.

Typical Responsibilities

Data Analysis
Undertaking comparison between forecasted values and actual results
Undertaking earned value analysis Supporting with the monthly financial processes, including invoicing and forecastingUndertaking "fitness for purpose" checks on data received from internal systems and stakeholders;Undertaking statistical analysis of data and assist in the development of functional relationships;Undertaking processes and routines within Excel and/or PowerBI to manipulate, analyse or manage data as required by clients.Ensuring audit trails are present between data receipt and delivery to client of resulting spreadsheets, databases etc.
Systems Development
Supporting the development and maintenance of existing and proposed bespoke software tools / applications as dictated by project work;Preparing and maintaining software documentation.
Reporting and General
Assisting with project set ups
Assisting the preparation of regular project update reportsDiscussing draft reports with relevant reviewers and making amendments as required;Discussing project briefs with the Project Manager in order to outline his or her role in the project;Assisting when required in the preparation of material for the purposes of marketing, bid submissions, client preparations etc.
Skills, experience & Qualifications required
You will be expected to have used MS 365 applications, and may be required to enhance your knowledge in key areas.
Keen problem-solving attitudeInterested in developing programming and Excel skillsSome level of understanding of the UK water industryGood presentation, written and verbal communication skills
What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

About RPS Water Technical

It's an exciting time to be working for our UK Water business as workload in the water market really takes off. With a broad portfolio of long-term framework agreements in place, we are ideally placed to help our clients deliver on the challenges facing them over the coming years - whether that is reducing leakage, pollution and flooding, or improving the environment and levels of service to their customers.

Our Water business employs around 1000 highly skilled and motivated people working on projects for all of the water and sewerage companies across the UK, and most of the water-only companies. We deliver a full range of end to end water and wastewater services including data collection and analytics; modelling and risk analysis / optimisation; data visualisation and mapping; artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions; feasibility studies; outline and detailed design of capital solutions; and development of optimised, risk based, operational interventions.

Come and join our team and truly make a difference to the future of water!

About RPS Group

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

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