Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

at Victrex
Published March 21, 2023
Location Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Category Data Science  
Job Type Internship  


We are looking for an Apprentice Data Scientist to join our R&D Team. With big ambitions for the future there has never been a better time to join Victrex! Join us on our journey to change #tomorrowsworld. You'll receive first-class on the job training from a dedicated team, whilst earning a competitive salary - not to mention gaining an industry recognised qualification too.


The Role

This programme is aimed at individuals who are inquisitive and strategic thinkers looking to gain a solid understanding of data science concepts and techniques.

You will benefit from learning the technical skills such as programming, big data, advanced analytics, AI, machine learning and robotic process automation, from industry experienced tutors who hold a previous track record in working with complex data architectures and projects.

A data scientist is a mathematician, a statistician, a computer programmer and an analyst equipped with a diverse and wide-ranging skillset, balancing knowledge in different computer programming languages with advanced experience in data mining and visualisation.

You will analyse, process, and model data then interpret the results to create actionable plans while holding the ability to effectively engage key stakeholders.

The apprenticeship duration in 36 months and is delivered by our training partner BPP. Upon completion, you will have acquired a Level 6 Integrated Degree in Data Science. A Degree, but no student debt! The successful candidate will be enrolled in our September 2023 intake for this course.

About You

To be considered for this role we are looking for candidates have 5 GCSE's including English, Maths & a Science at Grade C/5 or above. In addition you will have achieved or be on course to achieve 3-A Levels at Grade C or above, one of which includes Maths.

Of course, we recognise it is not all about grades. The successful candidate will ideally have a mix of the following qualities:

• Dynamic
• Adaptable
• Innovative in your approach and like to explore new ways of working
• Inquisitive
• Creative
• Somebody that loves working in teams and collaborating with all sorts of different people
• Good at IT and have an aptitude for maths
• An outstanding problem solver


Our Offer to You

We pay our apprentices a competitive wage at Victrex - so whilst you may be in training, you can be sure that you will be rewarded as your confidence and skills grow in role.

Apart from a great base salary, you will be enrolled in our company bonus scheme and if eligible you will be invited to join our Company Pension Scheme where 5% employee contributions will attract contributions of 12% by Victrex - pretty darn good!

We offer flexible working, private medical insurance and give employees 29 days annual leave per annum + bank holidays with the option of purchasing up to 2 additional weeks leave too.

The perks are great, but so is our culture - and you can read more about it below.


You’ve Applied – now what?

So you’ve submitted an application to one of our Apprenticeship Programmes – nice work! The Talent Team will review your application in collaboration with the Hiring Manager and Training Providers to determine if you are eligible to undertake the Apprenticeship of your choice with us.

Afterwards, the selection process might look like so:

Stage 1 – Online Interview, Psychometric or Gamification Assessments

Stage 2 – Assessment Centre (this might include an interview, show & tell presentation, site tours, case study)

Our Apprenticeship Programmes are very popular so please do bare with us whilst we process your application.

About Victrex:

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance PEEK and PAEK polymer solutions focusing on the strategic markets of automotive, aerospace, energy (including manufacturing and engineering), electronics and medical. Every day, millions of people use sustainable products and applications containing our materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil and gas operations and medical devices. With over 40 years‘ experience we are developing world leading solutions with PEEK and PAEK-based polymers and selected semi-finished and finished parts which shape future performance for our customers and our markets, deliver environmental and societal benefits, and drive value for our shareholders. Find out more at

Victrex is a multinational company, with locations as diverse as the USA, Europe and across Asia. But our HQ, is situated in Thornton-Cleveleys U.K., in the Fylde (Lancashire); which boasts easy transport links to the beautiful countryside of the Fylde coast and into the Lakes. As well as easy city links to Blackpool, Preston, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester. Giving you the best of all worlds, by putting you firmly in a region which provides everything most people could wish for, including a wide range of sports, recreational groups, to the very best in diverse nightlife choices. All options are here in the North West close to or just a quick trip from our global HQ.


Vison & Culture:

By nature, Victrex is a product leader: innovation is one of the core values of our business, together with our passion and performance! Victrex’s day-to-day culture is one of collaboration, support and enablement. Cross-functional interaction is key to our daily work. All our employees play an important role in contributing to the Victrex vision and culture which we are consistently enhancing and developing for the 21st Century.

We have also recently become winners of the prestigious Ecovadis Gold Award, which is a universal acknowledgement of Victrex’s sustainability rating as being in the top 5% of over 75,000 companies. We are also proud to be recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer!


Why Join Victrex?

You will be part of a high performing and dedicated team within a FTSE-250 company. You’ll experience a wide variety of work, with no two days being the same. Working closely with colleagues across the business including in our international locations to deliver results of the highest quality. You could be a part of an international enterprise with entities in Europe, Asia, and America, all joining together to provide world-class innovations that help shape the world of tomorrow!