Data Scientist Apprenticeship

  • Santander
  • London, Milton Keynes
  • 31 Jan, 2019
Degree Apprenticeship Business & Admin Science

Job Description

Our Data Science Degree Apprenticeship is the perfect place to realise your future. It’s a dedicated three year apprenticeship, on which you’ll develop your technical and business skills and learn how to approach and solve business problems and develop solutions. You will be taught how to devise and implement best practice using data science techniques. You will also gain experience with data analysis using some or most of the following languages R, Python, Scala and Hadoop. What’s more, you’ll earn your degree as you work, all without the expensive university fees. By the time you’ve graduated, you’ll be a trusted technical professional, working as part of a leading data team.

You’ll make a meaningful difference to live projects right from the start as you rotate across a variety of data teams. The development of key business skills such as preparing and managing your own specific projects within the portfolio as well as managing key stakeholders, will compliment your technical education. You’ll be supported by some of the most knowledgeable colleagues in the business.

The apprenticeship ultimately offers a permanent role with Santander and following graduation you will have opportunities to further develop your career within Data Science across the business.

Where you’ll work

As a Data Science Degree Apprentice, you will be based in either London or our IT hub in Milton Keynes (Grafton Gate, Eldergate, or Shenley Wood). However during your programme you may have placements at either of the offices so you need to have the flexibility to travel or move if required. All travel expenses to the secondary office will be covered by Santander.

What we’re looking for in you

·       A predicted or achieved total of 112 UCAS points (top 3 A levels or equivalent calculated points only) from the new UCAS scoring methodology, in STEM related subjects

·       A minimum of 3 GCSEs graded A-C and must include Mathematics

·       A genuine interest in data science techniques

·       Customer focused

·       An analytical approach to work

·       A natural curiosity and a love of developing new skills and relationships

·       The ability to independently identify risks and opportunities, and the confidence to speak up with new ideas and perspectives

Our behaviours

Our people are passionate about truly listening to our customers to make banking more simple, personal and fair. And change like that doesn’t happen unless we all speak up with new ideas and challenge things that could be better. It’s a culture of respect, where everyone supports each other to keep their promises and go above-and-beyond – every day.

Successful candidates will join the business at the end of September 2019.

Realise your future.

Salary: £18,500 plus London weighting if based primarily in the London office