Apprenticeships: bridging the data skills gap

The world of data is fast-paced, changing and evolving. And businesses are too. We deliver training programmes that make interactions with your organisation's data more valuable, so you keep one step ahead.

The most powerful asset businesses hold has changed.

Data is now the driving force in the world’s modern economies. Accelerated by ever-increasing advancements and use of technology, organisations are now underpinned by data and systems that give them a competitive edge – and better insights.

But data skills are no longer role-specific. It's not just the finance and data functions that need to make sense of it. Wider teams use data to drive effective decision-making in business, and they do it every day. But without access to the right skills, businesses across all sectors and industries are grappling with a data literacy challenge.

By empowering people with the tools they need to unlock the power of data, Lifetime’s data training programmes bridge the skills gap. Businesses can confidently shape a robust path through their digital transformation – and lead the way in a data-driven, digitally enabled future.

of employees say they aren't confident working with data
of business leaders think there is a data skills gap
only 17%
of employees consider themselves to be data literate
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Why Lifetime for data apprenticeships?

With training expertise in every sector, we build data programmes tailored to employers' needs. It's what goes into delivering training that's relevant to all their people, and their day-to-day jobs. 

Improved data access
Helping your teams to work comfortably and confidently with data, to inform better decision making across your organisation.
Stronger data skills
Practical learning that upskills new and existing employees, so data skills match every role and responsibility.
Recruit data roles
Attract new talent to fill and upskill where you might have data skills gaps, so you keep ahead in the digital transformation.
Optimise the levy
Data skills don't have to belong only to a handful of specialists in your business. We maximise levy funding across your teams.
Data programmes

Data skills are applicable across your entire business. Lifetime's work-based programmes are impact-driven, arming your teams with future-ready skills.

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Essential Data Level 3
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Data Analyst Level 4
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Digital Marketer Level 3

Equipping teams with the tools they need to harness the power of data, to promote truly data-driven and digitally-enabled businesses.

By broadening data skills across an organisation, teams are empowered to understand, analyse and apply data in the workplace. Interaction with data is more valuable, and access to day-to-day systems becomes much more effective.

Contact us to find out how training can fit into your talent strategy – and the benefits it can bring to your business.

Essential data skills for businesses

Why apprenticeships for data training?
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Close the digital skills gap. Open the future.

From entry-levels roles right up to the C-suite, and for future talent or existing, Lifetime’s training programmes don’t simply bridge the digital skills gap – they work hard to close it. Whether it’s applying in-depth data analytics or using everyday digital skills, the right people with the right skills are fundamental to future-proofing competitive advantage.

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Skills for people, not roles.

We believe everyone has the right to learn the digital skills they need to feel confident at work – now and for the future. It’s why our digital and data training programmes are less about specific roles and more about people, empowering them with the skills they need to thrive.

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Online learning anytime, anywhere.

Learners benefit from Aptem, our cutting-edge, fully integrated online learning platform. Supported by an expert coach, learners experience self-led delivery through a seamless e-learning journey. Aptem offers clear learning plans, from enrolment to End-point Assessment, and an opportunity to develop technical skills using a system that integrates with day-to-day roles.

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Programmes developed by experts.

With years of industry expertise, working across large blue-chip companies and start-ups, our apprenticeship programmes have been developed by data and IT experts. From day one, delegates on our programmes gain a wider breadth of knowledge by putting their learning into practice, so they can deliver value back into your business.

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Accelerated digital transformation, at scale.

With extensive experience working with large, apprentice levy-paying employers, we shape robust, evolving learning strategies to deliver hands-on digital training programmes. We do it at pace and scale, making sure businesses don’t get left behind through the digital transformation. Watch our webinar, Activating Transformation through Data Analytics, to find out how apprenticeships can help you leverage the power of data. 


Businesses are evolving quickly, don't get left behind. Get in touch today to start your digital transformation with apprenticeships.

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We have a fantastic apprenticeship programme in place which is helping our teams to reach their potential, continue their growth and achieve a formal qualification. I am excited to see how the programme develops over the coming year.

Alice Newport, Head of Department, Learning and Development, Big Yellow