Data Analyst

3 days left

Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle
£30,260 (National) or £34,400 (London and Croydon)
21 Nov 2018
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time


As one of the largest holders of data in the UK, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) offers the opportunity to launch your career on an epic scale. Dealing with a vast range of data that you will not come across in any other role, you will work on a range of issues of national and international importance. We are currently looking for 70 Data Analysts to join our fast-paced teams in Birmingham, Croydon, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne – in roles that will define your career and give you a unique perspective of the UK economy using access to sensitive information that only crosses the desks of those who are ready for an undeniable challenge.

Working on the type of issues that are making headlines, you will take on a huge variety of projects that have the scope to make a real difference to the lives of the public. With each project lasting around one to two months, you will work across multiple concepts at the same time, benefitting from a genuine depth of variety in an ever-changing environment. With our innovative training programme, you will be supported by a mentor while you combine your studies with on-the-job experience over a 12-month period. Furthermore, you will be given the opportunity to take up extra training in areas such as programming languages, meaning this role is open to interpretation – and giving you a real chance to launch a career within HMRC.

To thrive in this collaborative team, you will have the relevant qualifications, with a passion for learning. Able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, you will be enthusiastic about the opportunities we can put in front of you. With a sharp eye for detail, you will be committed to seeing a concept through to fruition, applying your high standards every step of the way. Motivated and proactive, you will have the ability to handle confidential data in large quantities.

So, if you are a team-player with the ability to work on your own initiative, and you’re excited about the potential to make a positive impact on a national level, then we’ve got a role for you.

About You

  • Proficient in using applications to manipulate multiple data sets, for example, using Excel to merge, analyse and consolidate data using pivot tables, functions and charts.
  • Comfortable in learning to use new tools and large data sets, including taxpayer, government, public and commercially available data.
  • A good communicator, have an idea of how to influence management and communicate with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Work with challenging stakeholders to identify and clarify the overall scope and requirements of analytical work.
  • Be able to manage conflicting demands and priorities and provide progress updates.
  • Have a proven ability to be flexible and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of delivering analytical projects in an analytical or statistics related field.
  • Be proficient in the use of analytical software such as SAS, SQL and Pentaho or another package to manipulate complex data sets. Full training will be given to use all HMRC tools.
  • A first or second class honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a subject containing formal mathematics and / or statistical training (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology, Geography, Computer Science or similar). Candidates may apply in their final year of study whilst they are still awaiting their degree result, however, formal offers will not be made until receipt of confirmation of the degree result.
  • A graduate diploma of the Royal Statistical Society.
  • At least 2 years’ experience, working in an analytical role in the last 5 years. Candidates will be required to demonstrate in their application form and at interview their continuing professional development that would demonstrate knowledge and experience of using software packages / tools to analyse and manage data at the same level as a foundation degree / HND (Level 5).

Selection process

Stage 1 – Online application form and three online tests (Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Civil Service Judgement Test). You must be successful at each stage to progress to the next test.

Stage 2 – A half-day Assessment Centre which consists of the following:

  • 1 hour blended competency-based and strength-based interview with a 3-person interview panel.
  • 2 hour 35 minute individual analysis exercise which will test your ability to analyse and interpret a large data set.

Assessment Centre dates and locations

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 5th – 8th and 12th – 15th February 2019

University of Warwick campus in Coventry: 12th – 15th February 2019

Manchester: 26th February – 1st March, 5th – 8th March and 12th – 15th March 2019

Croydon: 26th February – 1st March, 5th – 8th March and 12th – 15th March 2019

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