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Glasgow or Prenton
£18,870 plus competitive pension & a range of flexible benefits
Closing date

DATA SCIENCE Graduate / Degree Apprentice

Duration - 4 Year Programme

Location - Glasgow / Prenton

Entry Requirements

 For Glasgow - 

SQA Highers at BBBB including Mathematics, plus Computing or similar; / A-Levels at BBC including Mathematics, plus Computing or similar;

For Prenton -

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or equivalent (prior to admission) with BBC at A-Level to include Maths. We will not accept A-Levels Citizenship Skills, General Studies, and Critical Thinking. Alternatively we would accept a Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship at Merit or Distinction.


Salary - £18,870 plus competitive pension & a range of flexible benefits

Course & University

Glasgow Caledonian BSC (Hons) Graduate Apprentice AI & Data Science or Nottingham University BSC (Hons) Data Science  

Where you’ll be working

SP Energy Networks

Our energy landscape is going through a time of profound change. A challenge touching every part of our society, we need to eradicate carbon emissions to halt the effects of climate change. We need to change how we live our lives and replace the use of fossil fuels for transport and heat.

Electricity will be at the heart of the solution, through electric vehicles and heat pumps. And with more renewables generation and other technologies connected to the electricity grid than ever before, it’s our role to make sure we create a more efficient, cleaner, greener network to accommodate this increase in demand.

Within SP Energy Networks, we are focusing on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. With distribution networks designed for predictable, stable demand, it’s vital we upgrade our network to create the flexibility required to cope with the extensive changes to electricity demand, generation, and consumer behaviour. Through technology and innovation, we will enable a consumer-led revolution in the use and operation of our system. It will undergo the biggest changes to its design and operation for over half a century; and you can be part of it.

We know people are central to building a better future, quicker, and we need talented, hardworking and flexible people to join us.

What you’ll be doing

Our new data, digital and communications ecosystem will generate vast increases in the volume and frequency of data collected from across our networks and assets. These systems provide data that enable us to be more proactive in how we manage our electricity networks to enable the UK's transition to Net Zero.

Working with operational data like energy flow, usage and voltage, data associated with our network equipment like cables, overhead lines and switchgear or business, financial or process data you will develop your skills in data science to enable you to transform this data into useful information to be used to inform business decisions and future strategy. The skills developed will include energy network understanding, proficiency in a range of programming languages and the ability to utilise multiple algorithm methodologies in a real industry setting. To complement your technical skills, we will also develop your business awareness, presentation and influencing skills, to enable you to communicate the right information to multiple audiences.

During your degree, you’ll do placements linked to your modules, providing you with the opportunity to see how your studies relate to real life scenarios and giving you that additional dimension that you won’t get from a traditional undergraduate degree. And at the end of the programme, you’ll continue your career as a Data Analyst with a starting salary of £36,648.

With opportunities in Scotland and England, we’re looking for someone who is excited to do a Data Science degree at one of our partner institutions.

Closing date: 12th March 2023*

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