BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Data Consultant – Undergraduate Programme (12 months)
Start Date: June 2022
Location: London or Guildford
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.
We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world - enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.
We are obsessed about solving problems for our customers; we bring together great minds that face tough challenges on a daily basis, and are encouraged to make a difference.
The Data Consultant is part of our Data & Digital Professional Community. 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.
What to Expect on the Programme
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is a fast paced and agile business. The more you put into your role the more you will get out, building lasting professional relationships. You may get the opportunity to work with clients early on in your time with us which will require you to think on your feet and quickly get up to speed with our products and services.
Projects will vary depending on; business needs, your skills and your future aspirational field of expertise. You will not always be working on a project of your choice; however every piece of work will provide you with a valuable breadth of experience within our business and that of our clients.
You will be part of our Future Talent Community and be provided with a Career Mentor, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. It is not all work and no play, the Future Talent community regularly run social events and activities for all to get involved with.
Our mission is to provide Future Talent learners with meaningful experience that they can utilise and apply to their degree, when returning to University after their Industry Placement. We will look to offer returning positions to those who evidence strong performance.
On track to achieve a 2:2 or above
Eligible to achieve a Government Security Clearance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance
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
Please note, as a 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.
Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Digital 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. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance
Life at BAE Systems Digital 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 Digital 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.
About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.
Division overview: Government
At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Our Government business unit houses four of our critical client groups: UK National Security, Global National Security, defence and central government. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.
As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.