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A business analyst uses data to help companies make better decisions. Business analysts investigate and assess problems, processes and systems by analysing data, helping businesses achieve their goals by creating solutions and planning for the future. They can work on one specific project, or across the business, to help increase efficiencies.
There are several routes to becoming a business analyst. You could do an apprenticeship, university degree or apply to an employer directly.
You should explore these routes to become a business analyst to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
Any degree that teaches analytical skills is useful for a business analyst role. Some employers may prefer you to have a degree or postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, such as:
The degree could also be from other disciplines, such as economics, history or maths, as long as you can demonstrate excellent analytical skills.
You will need 3 A levels (or equivalent) to do an undergraduate degree. Afterwards, you may be able to get a job on a company’s graduate trainee scheme.
You could complete an apprenticeship to become a business analyst.
An apprenticeship with a construction company is a good way into the industry.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
You could gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a business analyst through an apprenticeship like:
You'll usually need 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship.
If you have some basic experience, you could apply directly to a construction company to gain experience as a business analyst. Experience in project management, IT or project management will be useful for a business analyst role.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a business analyst. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a business analyst include:
As a business analyst, you will be responsible for helping to manage, change and plan for the future in line with an organisation’s goals. Duties may include gathering and analysing data to develop potential solutions – including improvements to systems and processes – to organisational challenges.
The job role of a business analyst involves the following duties:
The expected salary for a business analyst varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources
Check out the latest business analyst vacancies:
As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role may vary. New opportunities will be posted as they come up.
With experience, you could become a project manager, work as a consultant or set up your own businesses analytics company.