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Analytics Industrial Placement

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Become part of the team

Our team is growing, and we want the brightest minds to join our Analytics team. We are looking for specialist/top performers who would like to build a positive human future with us in a technology and data driven world.

At PA we bridge business requirements and state of the art technology by translating business problems into data focussed questions, develop state of the art use cases and implement our solution in agile way to deliver enduring results.

Our Analytics capability is composed of Data Strategists and Management Consultants, Data Scientists and Mathematical Modellers, Data Architectures and Engineers, and Data Visualisation Experts. We deploy multidisciplinary teams, combining technology expertise with business consultancy, who can iteratively design and build at pace.

We deliver in an agile heartbeat, with rapid feedback loops of business results in demo sessions and have realised 100+ successful data innovation show cases, each within 8 weeks-time. We enjoy independence from suppliers, allowing us to provide truly impartial advice, guidance and solutions.

Your role in Analytics

Your role will consist in helping clients to derive insights from their data and using data to solve real business challenges. We go beyond ordinary solutions and make data transformation happen through smart changes and business relevant show cases.

As part of our Analytics team you will be working with a diverse and energetic team, adopting the latest technologies (e.g. Artificial Intelligence techniques/modules) and ways of working to create ingenious solutions coupled with the organisation and technology foundation required to shape and shift organisations and allow them to successfully govern their data. As part of a delivery team, you'll be in direct contact with clients from the start while also having the support of a line manager and your colleagues to guide your progress.

Whether you build frameworks for managing data, providing in-depth analysis or modelling data, you could help clients across a range of different sectors from financial services, healthcare, energy and utilities and central government. You will also be given the ability to pursue relevant business and technical training to support your career development as well as the freedom to grow your network and develop innovative solutions to chase new opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience across the following sub-capabilities, before specialising later in your career. This includes Data Strategy, Data Science, Data Engineering, Mathematical Modelling, Data Management & Architecture and Data Visualisation.


  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy five additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

This role starts in July 2021.

What we are looking for

  • Keen interest in analytics and data
  • Methodical and logical approach to problem solving coupled with attention to detail
  • Proactive and entrepreneurial; constantly looking for ways of using emerging technologies to solve business challenges
  • Programming language experience (e.g. SQL, Python, R)
  • Data Visualisation experience (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik)
  • Ability to explain complicated concepts clearly and succinctly
  • Desire to collaborate and innovate with many different teams
  • Desire to help clients and drive to tackle unprecedented challenges
  • Curiosity, numeracy and a willingness to work hard


Studying towards a STEM degree coupled with strong mathematical ability

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28 February 2021

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Closing date:  28 February 2021

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