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BAE Systems

2022 Graduate Data Consultant
£30,000
Location Chelmsford
Starts Jan 2022
Deadline ASAP

Join our Graduate Data Consultant

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us. Ours is a culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and is a place where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background.

Location: Chelmsford

What you will be doing

Here at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we are committed to helping governments, organisations and society navigate digital threats and opportunities. Whether it’s leveraging data to digitally transform operations or securing organisations and nations from cyber threats, we combine our unrivalled security and engineering heritage to help our clients navigate the data-reliant digital landscape.

As the cyber and intelligence arm of BAE Systems, we employ over 3,500 people across 15 countries in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East. With our distinguished heritage, we relish the opportunity to transform digital and data practices, defence, intelligence, security and society for government agencies, law enforcement, financial services, and critical infrastructure.

The graduate programme is designed to give you ownership of your career aspirations, supported by training and practical experience to help you succeed. You will be part of our Future Talent Community and be assigned a Career Manager, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

Role Profile

The role of a Graduate Consultant is to harness the expertise of our talented and highly experienced Consultants, to deliver a mixture of business and technical-related activities resulting in tangible outputs for our clients. Our Graduate Consultants are often the bridge between the business and technical delivery teams and operate across the full length of the project lifecycle, from helping to identify the problem and defining the solution, to implementing and managing the change required for our clients to reach their goals. Graduate Consultants will learn the tools, techniques and approaches used by consulting professionals.

Data Consultants develop a range of skills and experience related to the Data Scientist, Data Engineer and Data Analyst roles, supporting their professional development towards selecting one of those roles as their preferred career path while contributing to data projects in their own right.

Data Consultants typically operate in roles teamed with other data specialists, supporting the team and the client in a variety of projects which develop data capability, insights and solutions to realise business outcomes. The role is varied, involving participation in a variety of projects and roles in support of personal development and identification of career path aspirations.

As a Data Consultant, you might:

• Participate in client engagements to elicit and document their vision, aims and / or requirements for the development of data capability, insights or solutions.

• Undertake data analysis to reveal insights from datasets, either as an end in itself, or to inform other project tasks.

• Support the investigation and documentation of data assets in the client estate to inform decisions to change and improve the data landscape.

• Develop units within wider data solutions such as ETL pipelines.

• Prepare and present materials to communicate data insights, including creation of data visualisations.

Please note, as a Graduate Consultant, you may be required to work on client sites, which are away from your base location - this can be for an extended period of time. In this instance, all travel and expenses costs will be covered. If you have concerns about this; please speak to your recruitment contact.

What you will have

• You will need to have obtained or be studying towards a 2:2 or above

• You will need to have graduated within the last 3 years

• Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Due to the nature of our, work successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us.

Desired Competencies

• Excellent analytical and numerical skills

• Clear and effective communication skills

• Articulate, both verbally and in writing

• Objective and logical with an enquiring and creative mind

• Ability to work as part of a team Resilience under pressure

• Desire to learn Competence in Microsoft Office packages/ IT literate

We expect great things of our graduates. In return, you can expect a £30,000 starting salary with regular, performance based uplifts and a comprehensive benefits and pension package, including 25 days’ annual holiday with flexible leave arrangements and product and service discounts.

What we have on offer for you

Take your first steps in a career that motivates, rewards and evolves. At BAE Systems you’ll be working on exciting, world-leading engineering and business projects from day one. Our graduate scheme will prepare you with the skills you need to navigate situations that bring others to a standstill. We will help you make the very most of your talents. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities. Working for BAE Systems, you’ll go home at the end of each day knowing what you do really makes a difference.

What's next?

Those progressed following an initial application, will be invited to undertake a virtual assessment involving gamified challenges and video questions on HireVue. If you are successful at this stage, you’ll then be invited to a virtual, final interview.

Please reach out to your recruitment contact, if you need to discuss any requirements for reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

Learn more about BAE Systems

We are BAE Systems

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us. Ours is a culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and is a place where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background.

With a workforce of 90,000 people in more than 40 countries, we’re committed to nurturing talent and developing highly skilled colleagues - empowering our people to drive innovation, make the right decisions and solve complex challenges.

With a long history of innovation and excellence behind us, and ambitious plans for the future, BAE Systems is a place where you can start, and grow, your career with confidence. Wherever your career interests lie – from engineering, finance or project management, to manufacturing, consulting, technology, or wider business disciplines – at BAE Systems, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact, where it counts, whichever team you join.

If you’re in your first or penultimate year, and want to gain insight and build skills, we offer three-month summer internships and twelve-month industrial placements across our business. You’ll receive on-the-job training within a structured framework, where you’ll develop technical expertise and professional skills such as commercial awareness and problem solving. You can choose between a range of engineering disciplines as well as business roles including project management, finance and consulting. And best of all, if successful on your internship, you could end up fast-tracked onto a Graduate programme the following year.

With graduate opportunities nationwide, joining a BAE Systems programme means you’ll learning through valuable hands-on experience and formal training – developing a career, from day one. Upon completing your graduate programme, and if you demonstrate the passion and potential to lead, you could even find yourself on BAE Systems’ Future Talent Programme, helping us to meet our most significant business challenges.

At BAE Systems, we’re not just proud of what we do, we’re proud of how we do it. So when you join us, you’ll be part of an inclusive culture that’s committed to working to the highest ethical and environmental standards, making a positive contribution to the countries and communities in which we operate.

Join us, this is a place where you can make a real difference – apply now.