Welcome to the Data Apprenticeships Page at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust!

Are you ready to embark on a journey of discovery and innovation within the realm of data management, Data administration and analysis? Look no further – our Data Apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity to ignite your passion for data while making a tangible impact on healthcare outcomes within the Mersey Care.

In the digital age, data is at the heart of informed decision-making and transformative healthcare practices. At Mersey Care, we recognize the power of data to drive positive change, enhance patient care, and shape the future of healthcare delivery.

You know, when people think of data apprenticeships, they might automatically picture someone buried in code and complex IT tasks. But let me tell you, data apprenticeships are not just for those who are already deep into the IT world. They're for anyone who's curious about the power of data and its impact on our lives, including healthcare!

In today's data-driven world, we're all surrounded by information, and understanding how to manage and analyse that data is becoming a vital skill in every field. Data apprenticeships offer a fantastic opportunity to learn the ropes, whether you're interested in healthcare, business, or any other sector.

Imagine being the person who uncovers trends in patient care that lead to better outcomes. Or helping a healthcare organization streamline its operations through smart data insights. These roles are not just for the IT crowd – they're for anyone who's excited about making a difference using data.

So, if you're curious about data, passionate about improving healthcare, and eager to learn something new, a data apprenticeship could be the perfect fit for you. Don't let the misconception that it's only for "IT people" hold you back. Embrace the chance to dive into the world of data and be a part of shaping a brighter, data-driven future!

Our Data Apprenticeship program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the intricacies of data management, analysis, and interpretation in a healthcare context.


Why Choose Our Data Apprenticeships?

  1. Hands-On Learning: Our apprenticeships blend theoretical knowledge with practical experience. You'll work alongside data experts, gaining real-world insights into how data is harnessed to improve healthcare processes and outcomes.
  2. Expert Guidance: Throughout your apprenticeship journey, you'll receive guidance from mentors who are experienced in the field of data management. They'll provide personalized support to ensure you develop the skills required to excel in your role.
  3. Cutting-Edge Curriculum: Our comprehensive curriculum covers a range of data-related topics, from data collection and analysis to data security and privacy within a healthcare setting. You'll gain insights into data-driven decision-making and how it impacts patient care.
  4. Career Opportunities: Completing our apprenticeship opens doors to a variety of exciting data-related roles within Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and beyond. Your journey with us is the foundation for a rewarding and impactful career.
  5. Continued Growth: We believe in your continuous growth. Our apprenticeship program is just the beginning – we encourage further education, specialized training, and certifications that will elevate your expertise and contribute to the advancement of healthcare data practices.

By joining our Data Apprenticeship program, you're becoming part of the Trust's commitment to leveraging data for improved patient outcomes and organisational efficiency. Your role is instrumental in helping us achieve our mission of providing outstanding care and support to our patients and communities.

As you explore our apprenticeship offerings, you're embracing the opportunity to shape healthcare's future through data. Stay tuned for more information on program details, application processes, and inspiring stories from apprentices who have made their mark within our organization.

Your journey towards an impactful career in data management starts here. Join us in redefining healthcare through the power of data.

Microsoft Data Essentials Level 3 apprenticeship can support your business to be more productive with data and adapt to a modern-day workplace. 

Data available to organisations is increasing at scale. How your business leverages it is essential to successful transformation and continued growth.

Microsoft Data Essentials Level 3 apprentice will learn to:

  • Source, format and present data securely, using Microsoft Excel, Power BI and SQL. Find out more about our additional Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate module 
  • Analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes
  • Blend data from multiple sources as directed
  • Communicate outcomes appropriate to the audience
  • Apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data

Microsoft Data Essential Level 3 apprenticeship programme enables your organisation to:

  • Build the capabilities you need throughout your organisation to collect, study, organise and present data, increasing digital adoption and the provision of intelligent and valuable business insights
  • Create and develop analysts for the modern workplace by reskilling your existing talent, or hiring new entry-level talent. Programme partnerships and recruitment capability enable us to tailor a solution that works for your business
  • Provide training that acts as a standalone solution or as part of a wider academy/programme to an array of business functions

Tools and technologies learned

Apprentices will learn to use Microsoft Power BI, Excel and SQL Azure.

We will be holding information sessions on 4th October for anybody interested in the L3 Data Essentials Apprenticeship.

There will be an MS Teams sessions, 10:00am 

The L3 Data Essentials with Microsoft Excel Certification is suitable for staff wanting to build confidence and technical skills to work with data effectively and those who want to progress into more data driven roles. Embedded within the apprenticeship you will also have access to the NHS Edward Jenner leadership programme, which will support you as you develop essential leadership skills.

To Register for a session please visit the following link and navigate to Section 5 of the Learning Development prospectus and chose the option of Level 3 Data Essentials Apprenticeship from the Left hand navigation. 

Learning and Development Prospectus - Course (merseycare.nhs.uk) - Level 3 Data Essentials Apprenticeship


To apply for the apprenticeship, you will first need to complete a Levy application form, which can be found HERE. 


This form needs to be completed your line manager in conjunction with you the applying apprentice.  Once completed all funding application will be reviewed by the Work Force Development Education and Training  Group. Upon approval applicants will be moved to formal application with apprenticeship provider