Graduate Statistical Analyst

Graduate Statistical Analyst

Haywards Heath
Up to £24,000
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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Statistical Analyst to join our talented Pricing Innovation team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

The successful candidate will provide detailed investigation and insight by producing analysis and reports that maximise customer satisfaction and profitability of the company.

You’ll be actively involved in key projects to drive the company into the new era of data insight and communicate your results with a broad range of audiences. 

This role will offer a great opportunity to work alongside experts in the field and learn a range of statistical methods, including generalised linear modelling, machine learning and exploration into the newest cutting-edge techniques.

We will offer training in the standard tools used in the Underwriting department including SAS, EMBLEM, RADAR, R or Python and H2O. You’ll also learn analysis techniques including GLM, decision trees, CBM, random forests and neural networks that are used widely in the industry, whilst we also provide study support for Actuarial exams.

Throughout this role you’ll learn more about the motor insurance market and the relevant standards and regulations, while analysing and building predictive burn cost models using linear and non-linear statistical techniques, all helping to solve key company questions.

Job responsibilities
  • Analyse and build predictive burn cost models using linear and non-linear statistical techniques
  • Solve key company questions; provide analysis, insight and competitive advantage to the company by producing analysis and reports
  • Maintenance and writing of analysis programmes written in SAS, RADAR and other software packages
  • Build predictive models using SAS, EMBLEM and other software packages
  • Ad hoc project work and provide analysis to relevant teams
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Minimum 2:1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline
  • Strong statistical techniques and mathematical skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office tools (in particular Excel)
  • Able to transfer skills and knowledge to others
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to adopt a logical approach to solving problems
  • Excellent data and statistical analysis skills
  • Logical thinker with solid reasoning ability
  • Commercially focused
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • An organised and proactive approach

What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • A day off for your birthday
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.
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