Graduate Opportunity

Data – AI Fast-Track Graduate Programme 2022-2023

Computing/Data Science/Finance/Analytics.

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Applications are now open for the highly sought after 10-month Data/AI Fast Track Programme, run by the Welsh Contact Centre Forum, on behalf of a consortium of South Wales based financial services and technology employers. We are looking for 18 motivated and inquisitive graduates with a passion to succeed and make an impact using innovative analytic methods to join the Programme in November 2022.

Graduate Programme

Hear from three graduates and their experiences so far.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse Programme, and we believe that your unique perspectives are one of the most valuable assets you bring. We only work with employers with an open, inclusive, and welcoming culture.

We are proud members of Tech She Can Charter and Disability Confident Committed, and we welcome graduates from all backgrounds to join us on this exciting Programme. We want you to have the best chance to succeed with us, so please feel comfortable letting us know of any reasonable adjustments we can make for you throughout the application process. 

There is a shortage of women in Data and AI, and we are passionate about increasing the diversity in the industry. We wholeheartedly encourage women to apply for this opportunity; your skills, perspectives and ideas are highly valued in the world of data science, and we will provide a unique learning experience with support to grow in this dynamic industry.

The Programme

The Programme is designed to fast-track you into a successful career in data science. Our collective aim is to develop you into a Data/AI professional, equipped with the following skillsets:

  • Ability to use data in different ways and create new business models.
  • Enable the transition into a digital, rapid service to support the business.
  • Understand and use technology effectively to serve the business.
  • Help predict the impact of future business disruption.

What we offer

The Programme offers a 10-month, accelerated development experience. It includes a data/AI related industry work placement, a 4-week bootcamp course, and a fully funded level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data and AI.

You will undertake your 10-month work placement at one of Wales’ most well-known global businesses or innovative start-ups including household names such as Admiral, s.a global, Principality Building Society, Pepper Money, Atradius, Hodge Bank, and more.

You will be in a strong position to apply for jobs as they arise. All of our previous Data/AI Programme graduates have secured a permanent data science position as a result of participating in the Programme!

The Postgraduate Diploma aims to give a balance between the analytical and computing skills required to become proficient in the fundamentals of data. It is cutting edge, up to date and aligned to employer needs through an “Learn-Apply” methodology.

Example Modules:

  • Data Analytics and Programming
  • Machine Learning
  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Text Mining and Natural Language Processing
  • Deep Learning
  • Professional Skills for Data and AI

Finally, you will be paid a pro-rata salary of £20,500 from the outset of the Programme.

So, what do you need to apply?

  • You must have (or be predicted to achieve) at least a 2:1 in a STEM or technical/statistical degree discipline.
  • You will have an interest in using data to understand the world around you, and the potential to effectively communicate that understanding to a non-technical audience.
  • You can balance work & study and are interested in continuous self-development as the field of Data & AI progresses.
  • You must have the right to live and work in the UK on a permanent basis and be able to work in South East Wales as required, if successful.

The Programme is part funded by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: July 1st, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £20,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • South Wales
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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