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Team: BloombergNEF
Qualification: Level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist
Programme Duration: 2 years
Start Date: September 2024

The Company:

Bloomberg delivers data, news and analytics through innovative technology and provides real time financial information to more than 325,000 subscribers globally. In a career at Bloomberg, you will play a vital role in making it all happen. You will be joining a team of solution-finders, with a real passion for providing superb customer service in a fast-paced environment. We are a truly global business with a truly diverse workforce. We pride ourselves on being open, inclusive, and collaborative — and in providing a work environment that encourages our employees to be their best.

The Apprenticeship Program:

The Apprenticeship Programme at Bloomberg is an exciting opportunity to enter the company in a full-time role, take on real responsibility, and discover new skills from day one. Our apprentices make meaningful contributions to our company, while also learning across the industry. Targeted at school leavers, young professionals, military veterans, and those seeking a career change, our program is designed to bridge the gap between the British education system and the ever-changing job market.

The BloombergNEF (BNEF) Team:

BNEF is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our European Gas, Power & Carbon team. BNEF is a strategic research provider covering global commodity markets and the disruptive technologies driving the transition to a low-carbon economy. Our expert coverage assesses pathways for the power, transport, industry, buildings and agriculture sectors to adapt to the energy transition. We help commodity trading, corporate strategy, finance and policy professionals navigate change and generate opportunities.

To succeed at BNEF we need people who can work in an independent manner and show initiative to develop their own viewpoints yet be collaborative with colleagues. We don’t rely on the status quo; we look for innovative yet pragmatic thinking that turns big ideas into real insights and impact. Working at BNEF sometimes feels chaotic; we need teams that are structured to generate the unique perspectives our clients really value.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree in a numerate subject (minimum 2.2)
  • Well-developed knowledge of Python is a key requirement for this role, with knowledge of language such as VBA, R, Matlab or other statistical computing packages an advantage.
  • Learners must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject (a Level 7 or Masters qualification in a similar field)
  • The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment

What we would like to see:

  • Strong understanding of data and statistical methods such as regressions, correlations, coefficient of variation, distributions, chi-square distribution, standard deviations, confidence intervals and time-series analysis.
  • Advanced Excel skills, particularly with regard to VBA, macros and functions such as LOOKUPs, pivots, IF statements, Index and Match etc
  • Understanding of the importance of quantitative methods in analysis and decision making
  • Strong ability to critique and question data sources
  • Rigorous attention to detail and a commitment to high quality work
  • Intellectual curiosity with the ability to cut through the noise of data by critically evaluating and interrogating complex datasets and quickly discovering trends and patterns to develop key insights
  • Knowledge of data management and visualization
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, commodities trading and markets is a distinct advantage.

Apply now:

Have we made you curious to learn more? If so, apply! Complete the online application Q&A (answer these questions thoughtfully) and submit your most up-to-date CV. Show us you are eligible. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are.

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