M&S launches data technician apprenticeship
M&S has launched a new level three data apprenticeship programme as it continues to invest in building its digital and data capabilities to accelerate online growth.
Open to all staff across the business, the data technician course will teach participants how to manipulate and scrutinise data, and how to translate it into valuable insights that the business can then act upon.
M&S said the first cohort has already started and will be followed by a second group in January. M&S is aiming to have 70 learners enrolled on the course in its first 12 months.
The course will sit alongside M&S’s more advanced data analyst fellowship course which so far has trained over 200 M&S staff in R, Python, SQL and machine learning.
The retailer has recently launched a new platform called BEAM to house its data pathways.
Jeremy Pee, chief digital and data officer at M&S, said: “M&S has a rich data set – from Sparks to M&S.com to M&S Bank—and in order to thrive in a digital future, we need colleagues who can act upon this insight and put data at the heart of everything we do.
“This new apprenticeship will give us a new platform to go even bigger and engage even more colleagues through the power of data and we’re really excited about the difference it will make.”
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