Data Science Placement Student

Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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Are you in your penultimate year of study and looking to work in a fast paced, global, market leading company for your industrial placement?

Here at Innovative Technology we have an excellent opportunity for a Data Science Intern to join our talented team in our global head office in Oldham, Manchester for 12 months starting in Summer 2022.

Our Opportunity

As a Data Science Placement Student, at Innovative Technology you'll work closely with our experienced team of Data Scientists to support the research and development of both traditional and cutting-edge machine learning algorithms for use with current and future product ranges.

Whether you're researching, developing or implementing machine learning algorithms, you'll have an opportunity to showcase your data science skills while being responsible for the progress of your own project and its development.

Here at Innovative Technology we give our placements the ability to demonstrate their understanding of their specialist subject while getting invaluable industry experience.

This opportunity is suited to a student in their penultimate year of university, who has an eagerness to learn.

About the role of our Data Science Placement Student:

In a fast-paced environment that offers opportunities to create and to develop, our Data Scientists are applying all aspects of their learning while delivering against targets and supporting and improving the accuracy and performance of our validators and ensuring they can deliver in the field with real acceptance and counterfeit rejection.

As our Data Science Placement Student, you would be given a project within one or more of those areas and, with the assistance of more senior members of the team, you would make it a reality. You would receive support and training on the technical aspects of the project, but you would have the opportunity to research and decide on the best ways to pursue it.

Our Data Scientists have exposure to all elements of data science and their role includes but is not limited to the following:


Investigating and resolving issues through data diagnostics

Assisting technical leads in providing twice yearly updates to the validation algorithmPlanning and implementing improvements to the validation algorithms, including (but not limited to):

- Image processing and feature extraction

- 1D signals classification

- Image classification

- Data management within the processing pipeline.

Qualifications needed to become our Date Science Placement Student:

An undergraduate working towards a degree in either Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science or a similar related subject.

Your Skills & Experience were looking for in our Data Science Placement Student:

A superficial understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms.

Some experience of programming in Python, or similar associated tools.

An excellent communicator who's analytically minded with a practical approach to solving problems.

Your Package & Perks

Highly-competitive salary

Workplace Pension Scheme, with a 3% contribution from us

Flexible working hours and some working from home available

Paid breaks, lounge style canteens and games tables, with free fruit and hot premium drinks (subject to COVID restrictions)

24 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, for great work-life balance, with the opportunity to earn extra days holiday

Private Healthcare Scheme available for you (as benefit in kind), and the option to add family members

Educational Sponsorship, Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme

Informal dress code, free onsite modern gym, free secure parking, staff car workshop and an active social calendar

We're Innovative???

We're heading towards our 30th year here at Innovative Technology, where we now have offices on five continents and employ around 400 people, with over 100 based from our state-of-the-art R&D hub and global head office in Oldham, Manchester.

From self-service checkouts to arcade machines, we provide our retail, banking, kiosk, vending, gaming and amusement customers with products and services that help them securely accept automated payments, with our industry leading technology keeping us at the forefront of our sector.

What's next?

If you're looking to develop as a Data Scientist throughout your Industrial Placement Year and want to join our award-winning team on the latest cutting-edge technology we want to hear from you.

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