Best path to becoming a Business Analyst?

Watch
Izzy696
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
Hello everyone! A little about myself, I'm 21 years old and a sixth form graduate with 5 A - Cs in GCSEs and 2 A levels in Business. I was at University in my first year but dropped out after 5-6 months, studying Business Management. I am now seeking an apprenticeship in Business, ideally in Administration. However I'm in need of some help, what's the best method of becoming a business analyst? Would a start with an apprenticeship in administration help me? I know that reading and developing my knowledge about the business world and the business analysis job would help, but what would be a good start? If there's any guides out there could you DM me the links please? Any business analysts out there that have started off with administration? What's the best way? I'm still young so am able to concentrate on the career before actually going into the business analyst field.


I've done a few jobs here and there, worked for one year at Heathrow Airport with Travelex & done a few jobs with Sainsburys and Currys and PC World.

Any further information which you would need please don't hesitate to ask!




Many regards,
Izz
0
reply
threeportdrift
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
(Original post by Izzy696)
Hello everyone! A little about myself, I'm 21 years old and a sixth form graduate with 5 A - Cs in GCSEs and 2 A levels in Business. I was at University in my first year but dropped out after 5-6 months, studying Business Management. I am now seeking an apprenticeship in Business, ideally in Administration. However I'm in need of some help, what's the best method of becoming a business analyst? Would a start with an apprenticeship in administration help me? I know that reading and developing my knowledge about the business world and the business analysis job would help, but what would be a good start? If there's any guides out there could you DM me the links please? Any business analysts out there that have started off with administration? What's the best way? I'm still young so am able to concentrate on the career before actually going into the business analyst field.


I've done a few jobs here and there, worked for one year at Heathrow Airport with Travelex & done a few jobs with Sainsburys and Currys and PC World.

Any further information which you would need please don't hesitate to ask!




Many regards,
Izz
Business Analyst is a bit of a generic name, so jobs vary - be careful that you read the detail of job adverts and see what the role really entails.

I'm afraid I doubt an apprenticeship in Administration is going to be any help. I've run teams of BAs and they come from roughly 2 different backgrounds - some come more or less straight from uni with good degrees, any subject, but evidence of being able to work on projects, to plan, design, follow processes, write things up well and present. The majority come from a range of professional backgrounds and decide, rather than specialising in the subject matter, to specialise in the skill set, so again they are good at interviewing, working with data, analysing, planning, writing, presenting etc.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (675)
33.62%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (856)
42.63%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (386)
19.22%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (91)
4.53%

Watched Threads

View All