Graduate Statistical Analyst

Graduate Statistical Analyst

Haywards Heath
Commercial & Marketing
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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Statistical Analyst to join our talented Commercial and Marketing 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’ll offer training in the standard tools used in the department including SAS, EMBLEM, RADAR, R or Python and H2O. You’ll also learn analysis techniques including GLM, Decision Trees, GBM, Random Forests, Neural Networks that are used widely in the industry.
We also provide study support for Actuarial exams.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
  • Have a minimum 2:1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline
  • Have strong mathematical skills
  • Have excellent data and statistical analysis skills
Job responsibilities
  • Production of business analysis reports
  • Ad-hoc project work providing analysis to the business
  • Maintenance of analysis programs written in SAS, RADAR and other software packages
  • Write new analysis code using SAS, RADAR and other software packages
  • Build predictive models using SAS, EMBLEM and other software packages
  • Present findings and results in a clear and logical manner; produce written reports
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Minimum 2:1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to adopt a logical approach to solving problems
  • Excellent data and statistical analysis skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Logical thinker with solid reasoning ability
  • Commercially focused
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
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
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • 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.
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!
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