SAS partner with Firebrand Training to deliver UK's first SAS Data Analyst Apprenticeships

SAS and Firebrand Training have partnered to launch SAS apprenticeship programmes to accelerate the growth of SAS skills across the UK. The collaboration between Firebrand, an award-winning digital apprenticeship provider (2018 Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year), and SAS, leader in analytics, is aimed at addressing the analytical skills gap that currently exists in the UK marketplace. The Data Analyst programme is available immediately through high-quality apprenticeship delivery, in association with SAS.

By investing in future growth through apprenticeships, organisations can benefit from a fast injection of skills in areas like data access, manipulation, analysis and reporting - plus advanced analytical methods and big data analytics.

Harnessing SAS skills through the Apprenticeship Levy
SAS Data Analyst programmes are fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy, launched by the Government in April 2017 to develop and harness talent in areas like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), through funds employers have more control over.

With Firebrand's award-winning programmes, SAS data analysts benefit from a range of market-leading accelerated training as part of their qualification. Employees will learn skills like data access, manipulation, analysis and reporting.

Accelerated courses will include:

Stefano Capaldo, Managing Director of of Apprenticeships at Firebrand Training, said: "We’re delighted to bring data analysis skills to so many more organisations through our partnership with SAS, and are confident it will help our existing partners understand how they can expand their use of apprenticeships to benefit the whole organisation. As one of the very few providers with existing programmes across the entire suite of advanced digital apprenticeship standards, we’re a one-stop shop for all IT apprentices.

"Firebrand's Distinction rates are well above the sector average of 30%, with around 50% of apprentices achieving Distinctions at end point assessment - which shows how effectively Firebrand delivery is working for UK employers."

Myles Hannon, Head of Education at SAS UK & Ireland, said:“The SAS Data Analyst Apprenticeship is a proven approach to acquiring SAS knowledge and skills through a fast and interactive learning programme. Many employers are failing to use the Apprenticeship Levy to develop analytical skills within their organisations – we can help!”

Learn more about the programme here.

About Firebrand Training

Firebrand Training is the fastest way to learn. Firebrand works with companies of all sizes to develop short- and long-term digital learning pathways that meet and exceed the skills needs of the business.

For those who need professional IT certification or want to quickly develop staff through digital apprenticeship programmes, Firebrand’s accelerated training is the fastest route. Since launching in 2001, Firebrand has trained more than 68,000 students and saved a total of 1 million hours.

Firebrand Training has delivered apprenticeships since 2012 and apprenticeship Standards since 2015. They were named Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year at the inaugural 2018 FE Week and AELP Apprenticeship Awards, and have been named in the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World for five years running.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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