Launch your career in tech: Become a Data Analyst

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Don’t have a degree? Don’t worry we do not select on past educational background and our courses are designed for people without previous tech experience or education.

Demand for data skills has tripled in the past five years and it is one of the fastest growing areas in tech! On this free 11 week bootcamp, we’ll provide you with the perfect launchpad to enter this area.

Generation has partnered with Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet to deliver this TechStart Data Analyst programme in Ireland.

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How it works

You don’t need any existing work experience or qualifications to be part of this training programme. Data is not just for those with math degrees! >110 learners without degrees have joined Generation Data programmes across the UK & Ireland and have gone into roles earning >€31. You’re more likely to thrive on the programme and in a career as a data analyst if…

  • you enjoy working with numbers (and you’re good at it too), calculations and analysis
  • you like solving problems with a logical, step-by-step approach
  • you’re detail orientated
  • you’re comfortable learning new software programmes like Excel to perform analysis
  • you’re happy doing (or learning to do) a bit of computer programming or coding
  • you’re comfortable working with people to explain, communicate and present your analysis and technical concepts in simple, easy to understand ways

What we’re offering…

  • Free training You’ll learn all you need to be successful – from programming skills to the employment essentials that will help you achieve your potential. All programmes are delivered fully remote during Covid.
  • Gain an industry recognised Qualification Train towards obtaining the Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals qualification (at €0 cost to you).
  • Connect with hiring employers At the end of the programme, Generation will enrol you to the Graduate Hub, helping you prepare for interviews. We will connect you with employers looking to hire data analysts at the time, support you in job applications, and help you transition into your working life.
  • Mentor support during and 6 months post programme
  • Continue to receive your benefits if you are receiving government benefits from the Department of Social Protection, we will work with you to make sure you continue to receive these during the programme.

Contact us: For any questions, please email irelandteam@generation.org and we will be happy to help!

Program Length

11 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Remote

Start Date

6 March 2023

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Not in education, training, or working regularly more than 16 hours per week
  • Have the legal right to work & live in Ireland - for non-EU citizens, we can only accept applications from those on a Stamp 1G or Stamp 4 Visa
  • Live in Ireland and - if applicable - is willing to relocate to commutable areas for job opportunities in employer centres
  • Available for 11 weeks, and ready to start a full time entry level job straight after the course

Your Journey into Data Analytics

  1. 15 mins 1

    Register and check your eligibility

    Fill out some quick details about yourself

  2. 45 mins 2

    Complete a task online

    In your own time, complete a short task related to the programme. You don't need to prepare for this, and there is no time limit.

  3. 2 hours 3

    Join an information session

    If you pass the online tasks, we'll invite you to an information session. You'll hear from employers and past participants, learn about the curriculum and get top tips on how to be successful in your application.

  4. 2 hours 4

    Interview and ID checks

    We use this time to get to know you better as a person, to learn about your motivation to do the programme, and to understand how we can best support you to complete it successfully.

  5. 11 weeks 5

    Complete bootcamp

    Clear your diary for 11 weeks to start this journey with us to become a Data Analyst. Over 11 weeks you'll learn how to:

    * Drive value for an organization and its clients by having a thorough understanding of data, its purpose, and its usage.

    * Design, build, decipher data pipeline to collect, transform, store, and retrieve raw data.

    * Apply structured problem solving techniques to determine solutions.

    * Learn new technical skills to improve performance and stay current in the industry.

    * Apply testing approach, test case design and execution to ensure data accuracy.

    * Conduct data analysis / develop data visualization to identify trends and insights from the data.

    * Effectively communicate data and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.

  6. 6

    Meet hiring employers

    We work behind the scenes to secure exclusive opportunities for Generation Graduates. You choose which of our employers you want to interview with & we support you to land your dream role.

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Not in education, training, or working regularly more than 16 hours per week
  • Have the legal right to work & live in Ireland - for non-EU citizens, we can only accept applications from those on a Stamp 1G or Stamp 4 Visa
  • Live in Ireland and - if applicable - is willing to relocate to commutable areas for job opportunities in employer centres
  • Available for 11 weeks, and ready to start a full time entry level job straight after the course

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What does a Data Analyst Do?

Data, data, data - we are producing more than ever and it is seen as the new most valuable asset of companies. Think about how many customers a company like Amazon or eBay has. Millions? Then think about how many items they have online. Billions? And within that, how many types of individual information - names, locations, costs - all evolving all the time.

What makes data so valuable is the analysis of it and how it can be used to make the right decisions - whether this be launching a new product, determining what type of tv series will sell best or even setting a strategy to manage a pandemic - all require data analytics.

Hear first hand what a data analyst does - this example is from a Healthcare company

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Skills Earned

Technical Skills


We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:

  • Data quality management: cleaning & processing data, some database querying using SQL
  • Visualisation: PowerBI & Tableau (dashboards, excel reports etc)
  • How to manipulate data to create reports that support or inform business decisions

Don't worry if some of these technical skills aren't familiar to you — you'll learn them on the programme.

Behavior & Mindsets


In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to develop the key employability skills to be successful in your role.

  • Growth mindset
  • Future Orientation
  • Persistence
  • Personal Responsibility

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network

Events

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges