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Business Intelligence & Analytics Industrial Placement

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About us

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster. With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we create opportunity from complexity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career. Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the team

Tired of solving the same problems in the same industries using the same technology? Those that start using AI and advanced data analytics early will gain the most. While the technology is yet to live up to the hype, using it now gives a chance to get ahead, learn and improve to drive long-term value. It’s essential to start with developing and deploying use cases and meanwhile building a capability around artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced data analytics. It’ll be a key differentiator in the short term, and a necessity in the long term. 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 the solution in agile way to deliver enduring results. We creatively apply agile approaches, all AI & machine learning techniques and work with all available open source platforms and tools. We work independently of any particular platform so we can provide unbiased client advice and choose the best approach for our clients. Our team is growing and we want the brightest minds to join our Data Science, Signals and Analytics team. We are looking for specialist/top performers who would like with us build a positive human future in a technology and data driven world. Over the 12 months you will learn that data analytics is a fast-growing field, responding to the increased volume and availability of data created by new digital technology. This role is all about helping clients to derive true insight from their data and using data to solve real business challenges. We promise interaction with clients from the very start so, as well as building on your technical skills, you'll be challenged to develop your consulting and management skills. Over the 12 months, we'll put you at the heart of innovations in this sector. Building 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. Working as part of a delivery team, you'll be in direct contact with clients while also having the support of a line manager to guide your progress. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience across our nine sectors, before specialising later in your career.

What we're looking for

  • Ideally working towards a STEM degree
  • Good communication skills
  • Team-working skills
  • Keen interest in analytics and data, with a desire to build related technical skills
  • Strong desire to help clients
  • Curiosity, numeracy and a willingness to work hard This role is open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of university. As part of our application process you will be required to answer three video questions. This role will start in July 2020.


  • 25 days holiday
  • Central London office base
  • Extensive learning & development opportunities
  • Exposure to a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients

Diversity Statement

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.

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Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution), Private healthcare
Degree subjects accepted: 
Computer science & IT