Ricardo: Data Science Degree Apprenticeship

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Data Science Degree Apprenticeship

  • Role type
  • Apprenticeship

  • Location
  • London

  • Closing Date
  • 29/11/2019

Job Description

Ricardo is a leading energy and environmental consultancy that works with governments, international donors and the private sector to reduce the impacts of climate change and enable sustainable business growth through award winning consultancy and technical expertise.

We tackle some of the world’s toughest environmental challenges, working on monitoring and improving air quality in cities, guiding decisions about energy generation and use, helping governments with climate change and resource efficiency, developing policies about transport and water resources, and offering emergency response services for chemical spills, in short our team save people’s lives and protect the environment, assets and organisations reputations on a daily basis. This aligns to Ricardo’s vision of ‘a world it for the future’ and Ricardo Energy & Environment’s vision of a world where we can all live sustainably. Ultimately you would be working for a company that does real good.

Our Digital Services team work in collaboration with Ricardo’s wide range of internationally recognised experts and scientists across these environmental sectors, creating new and innovative solutions to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. With some exciting growth plans you’ll be joining the digital services team with opportunities to work on a wide variety of digital projects and technically challenging work both nationally and internationally.  


We have an exciting opportunity for a data science apprentice to join our team. It is a dedicated three-year apprenticeship, leading to a BSc (Hons) Data Science degree (awarded by York St John University (YSJ)).  Through this role you will develop your technical skills and learn how to approach and solve analytical problems. The degree is fully funded, and by the time you’ve graduated, you’ll be a trusted professional working as part of a leading team.

Through a series of university taught modules (taught through block release for 5 weeks per year at YSJ London campus) and hands-on experience, we will prepare you to work across our wider business.  You will provide support to the practices, who are helping clients around the world in the development, implementation and appraisal of environmental policy and technical solutions.

You will have the curiosity to work across a range of thematic areas and will collaborate closely with technical experts in multi-disciplinary teams. You should also enjoy solving complex analytical problems and demonstrate exceptional critical thinking skills.

Key accountabilities:

As a data science apprentice, we will help you develop the technical skills to support colleagues in automating workflows, data wrangling and applying the latest data analysis techniques. You will manage your time across several projects, contributing to data cleaning, data analysis, modelling and report-writing. 

This is a varied role in which you will have the opportunity to work on different projects and gain broad exposure to the world of environmental consultancy. 

Key competencies and experience:

  • A predicted or achieved total of 112 UCAS points (top 3 A levels or equivalent calculated points only) from the new UCAS scoring methodology, including a Maths A-level
  • A curious mind and love of developing new skills
  • An interest in coding and software programming
  • Interest and ability to learn and apply data science techniques
  • No previous experience or education in the environmental sector is necessary, but a passion for what we do is essential

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, flexible working, and the opportunity to make a difference in a competitive and rewarding field.  Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy operating across the world. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.