Trainee data engineer

Salary: £18,000 p/a

Hours: Full-time
Location: Home based but within commuting distance of Aztec West, Bristol
Closing date: Friday 20th November 2020


About us

Carterwood is a multi-award-winning consultancy dedicated to social care. Our team of specialists provide independent, expert analysis that helps operators, developers, and investors to improve decision-making within the elderly care home and older people’s housing sectors.

As well as market-leading advisory services, Carterwood provides a digital platform for assessing care markets, called Carterwood Analytics. This powerful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform gives subscribers access to high-level data for over 1.6 million postcodes across Great Britain, saving significant time in assessing and monitoring local care markets.

As a business, we pride ourselves on our two core values – do it right and do it fast – which drive our delivery of market-leading services and software to clients. As a team, we prize original thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to innovate and challenge the norm.

We are looking for a Trainee Data Engineer to help with the day to day administration of our database systems.  Full training will be provided and a summary of the main tasks is listed below:

The role

  • Undertaking daily and routine data checks in our inhouse databases
  • Running data validation scripts & investigating anomalies
  • Validating and checking daily and routine load scripts
  • Validating and checking daily and routine backup scripts
  • Checking integrity of the environment, disk utilisation, disk space, etc.


The person

  • Educated to degree level
  • Highly computer literate and willing to learn scripting languages & SQL
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent numerical skills
  • Have a logical and methodical approach to tasks
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain accuracy
  • Positive attitude, personable approach and the ability to work well within a team
  • Conscientious approach to work
  • Proven ability to prioritise and work autonomously on large tasks and deal with changing priorities.


The reward

  • A competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 25 days in addition to 8 bank holidays
  • A day off for your birthday
  • Flexible working policy
  • A commitment to wellness at work, including annual flu vaccinations and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Social events and celebration of success and special occasions (spontaneous half-days aren’t unheard of!).

We are committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, marital or family status, religious belief, disability, age, race, nationality or sexual orientation.


To apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cv, along with a covering letter detailing why you want to work for us and why you think you would be a great candidate for the role, to

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Closing date: Friday 20th November 2020

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates individually.   If you do not hear back from us within 14 days then your application is not being progressed. We thank you for considering Carterwood as a future employer and wish you well in your job search.

No agencies please.


Why work for us?

We were one of Property Week’s ‘Best Places to Work in Property’ 2018 and 2019 and South Gloucestershire’s ‘Happiest Workplace’ 2018.

As you’ll see in our list of employee benefits above, we care about our team as much as we care about our clients.

If you share our values of ‘do it right’ and ‘do it fast’, you should find a career at Carterwood deeply fulfilling.

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