Junior Data Scientist (Graduate)

Recruiter
UCAS
Location
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary
undisclosed
Posted
09 Jun 2021
Closes
13 Jun 2021
Specialism
Science / Research
Sector
Unspecified
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
12-18 months

Job purpose:
In this role you will participate fully in the Data Science graduate programme, working closely with experienced Data Scientists within one or more of the analytical teams at UCAS. You’ll be provided with full training and support from experts and given the opportunity to work on your own project and to present your findings to senior staff. You will have exposure to a variety of Data Science roles and be involved in solving real problems from the outset, gaining the full range of skills to progress your career.

Key accountabilities:
To participate fully in the graduate programme, including training in analytical coding and working collaboratively across Data Science teams to gain a broad range of skills
To communicate effectively with both specialist and non-technical colleagues to understand customer requirements, and presenting and explaining your work to them
To take part actively in regular business unit, team and one-to-one meetings
To learn and use analytical software (R and/or Python) to create data structures, analysis and meaningful insights
To create high quality and trustworthy structured code and outputs that deliver real value to customers


Skills, qualifications, and experience:
An undergraduate degree with strong quantitative skills
High grade(s) at A level in Maths or a physical science
Some experience of working with R or Python is desirable
Exceptional levels of numerate, analytical and logical thinking
A natural curiosity and drive to find things out that really matter from data
A collaborative and inquisitive nature
A motivated individual who ‘owns’ and takes pride in their work