Data Analyst Apprentice - Wightlink

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth - PO1 2LA
Salary per week: £200.00
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00 pm with 1-hour lunch
Applications in by: 09/08/2019
Interview Date: 13/08/2019
Job Code: AP30508

This is an exciting opportunity to join a local, forward thinking and fast-growing organisation within an IT User apprenticeship role. If you are looking to join a company who fully support your own personal growth and have a keen interest in how to ensure the maintenance, repair and operating systems work and support the business, then this could be the job for you.

As a Maximo Data Analyst Apprentice your job role will be to support the department in maintaining, and updating records, certificates and planned maintenance systems.

We are the main link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. Every year, we carry over 4.5 million passengers, making us one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators. We provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers a taste of Island life. Crossings take approximately 22 minutes by FastCat and from 40 minutes by car ferry. And we operate three convenient routes and over 45,000 crossings a year. We are also dedicated to giving excellent customer service and the best facilities on board and at our Terminals. As most people who travel to and from the Island do so with us, we are truly a part of Island life. We are proud to support IOW communities wherever we can, from sports sponsorship to local regeneration projects. And we offer Isle of Wight residents’ great value Multilink Pass tickets, making travel to the mainland easy and affordable.

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Duties will include:

  • To ensure that all information is administered correctly onto the system
  • To assist in the development of planned maintenance systems
  • To learn the Maximo software and designed application within it
  • To update applications with Planned Maintenance routines, including changes to the frequencies of them
  • To provide support to all internal system users
  • To monitor key metrics such as outstanding work orders and overdue safety critical maintenance
  • To assist the Company Maximo Architect with development and change management, acting as their deputy and key assistant
  • To complete training as and when required
  • To maintain a high standard of individual performance in terms of accuracy of data input / data analysis and effective written/oral communication skills
  • To maintain files and documentation

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic to learn and participate in the development of existing practices and procedures. They will possess the ability to communicate and interact confidently with representatives from both the internal (technicans) and external environment

Skills required:

  • Basic knowledge of computer packages including MS Word and Excel
  • Software and application programming skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Awareness of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Able to communicate clearly
  • Interest in planning
  • Interest in the overall running of a busy operational site

Personal qualities:

  • Keen interest in technology and IT is imperative
  • Enjoys spending time in front of a screen making an application perform well
  • Focused and confident
  • Interested in databases and information management
  • High standards in both self and at work
  • Results driven
  • Articulate and presentable
  • Adaptable
  • Organised

Qualifications required:

  • Maths and English GCSE Grade 4/C or above


  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous staff travel discount after probation period
  • Work Based Pension
  • Medical Insurance package
  • A company that will give the apprentice confidence to grow within the role

Future Prospects:

  • Long term career prospects are available following successful completion of the Apprenticeship Framework
  • Sound career path to an applicant that is genuinely interested in IT
  • Natural progression to the IT department to replace the Maximo Architect
  • Progression to the wider IT department as a technical analyst, senior technical analyst and eventually Head of IT

Applications in by: 09/08/2019
Interview Date: 13/08/2019
Job Code: AP30508

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