Data Mentor

Job description

Decoded is currently hiring for new joiners to begin in this role from November 2021.

About Decoded

We are Decoded, pioneers of transformative technology education. We democratise cutting edge skills. We help transform traditional businesses into tech companies. We give our learners the skills and confidence to embrace the future of work.


We are looking for a Data Mentor to support a group of learners through our 18-month Data Academy Apprenticeship. You would be working with professionals in some of the biggest companies in the UK and around the world, helping them to future-proof their careers as they develop the skills of a data analyst alongside their work.

As a Data Mentor, you’ll be mentoring, teaching, assessing and coaching learners as they develop technical data analytics and transferable communication skills. You’ll support them through a variety of interactions, including monthly workshops led by field experts, monthly Hackathons where learners collaborate to test out new techniques, and regular 1-on-1 sessions where you help apprentices to identify opportunities to apply data analysis techniques to their day-to-day job and reflect on their progress.

Learner outcomes include implementing the data analytics lifecycle, managing stakeholder requests for analysis, producing reports and dashboards as well as implementing advanced algorithms in the data modelling phase.

Our team

You’ll be working alongside industry-experienced data scientists, mathematicians and scientists. You’ll also join a rich network of industry specialists who work with us delivering workshops to business leaders across the globe.


Who are you?

  • You have a strong background in data analysis

  • You are familiar with the use of Python for data analysis

  • You are obsessed with learning and teaching

  • You are a strong communicator with the ability to inspire and motivate others

  • You are confident, empathetic and passionate about working with others

  • You are highly organised and motivated

  • You are passionate about creating a social impact


Our working hours are from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday. We are currently working a blend of remote and office working. Remote and flexible working has always been part of our culture and will continue to be encouraged. You will be in control and responsible for your time. You plan your working day around the best outcomes for success, identifying and prioritising projects against business needs.

Learning & progression

As you progress in your role you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in content development, coaching, creative technology, teaching, management and data analysis. Your CPD will be tailored to suit your needs.

Quarterly reviews embedded within our culture of feedback will ensure you are recognised and rewarded for the value that you bring to Decoded.

Apart from the above, working at Decoded means you’ll get:

  • 28 days holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 bank holidays. We also close for two full weeks at Christmas, at Decoded's discretion
  • Flexible working including work-from-home
  • Modern, fully serviced offices at Fora
  • Free monthly lunches, fresh fruit every day, drinks and snacks
  • Company pension contributions
  • Private health care including dental, GP and hospital cover and a gym discount to help you prioritise your wellbeing
  • Travel insurance
  • A huge array of social events including themed Christmas get-togethers and a summer away day as well as monthly drinks and activities
  • Continuous learning and development through monthly training sessions focussing on data science and teaching, plus bespoke training, coaching and development to allow you to reach your potential. You will be challenged with lots of responsibility and exciting projects in an environment that encourages learning, creativity, personal growth and collaboration
  • Cutting edge software and kit, always

Your interview process
  1. Phone call: you will speak to our people team and be asked a series of questions in relation to your background and experience, and will be given an insight into Decoded and the Data Mentor role.
  2. Knowledge Assessment: you will complete a timed task of 40 minutes which is designed to assess your current knowledge of tools, techniques and concepts.
  3. Interview: you will be invited to a Google Hangouts call involving a teaching task along with questions about your skills.