Maths & Stats placements

  • Location:
    All UK
  • Position:
    Mathematics
  • Date Posted:
    07 Dec 2017
  • Expiry Date:
    23 Feb 2018
  • Vacancy Type:
    Student - summer placement
Job Description
GORS
 
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For more information about GORS, full eligibility criteria, details on how to apply for both the sandwich and summer placement and for hints and tips please visit:

www.operational-research.gov.uk/recruitment/students

 

ONE YEAR AND SUMMER ANALYTICAL STUDENT PLACEMENTS IN MANY OF THE LARGEST UK GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WITH THE

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Apply now for this exciting opportunity to spend your university sandwich placement year or your summer at the heart of government in one of the many highest profile Government Departments we have to offer.

Sandwich: You must be studying a highly numerate degree, expecting to achieve a 2:1 or above, and be returning to university after completing your placement. It isn’t open to first years.

Summer: You must be in at least your 2nd year of university studying a highly numerate degree and expecting to achieve a 2:1 or above. If you have graduated, you will only be eligible if you are going on to do further study.

What is being offered?

We have year-long and 10-12 week summer placement opportunities in locations across the UK. You will be a member of the professional body titled the ‘Government Operational Research Service’, and have the opportunity to gain professional and technical skills whilst working on some of the most interesting and pertinent problems currently facing the country. You will be working at the heart of central government and your conclusions will help shape national policy that will affect millions of people.

Our analytical teams cover a broad range of remits from dealing with resource allocation, workforce planning, forecasting, performance measurement, and strategic planning. Previous student projects have included:

Informing impact assessments to provide balanced and objective views of the costs and benefits of policies;

Designing a pilot study to test the impact of a new policy to increase the likelihood of unemployed people entering work;

Analysing the impact of customer behaviour to identify different types of customers we interact with.

We offer opportunities to work with a wide range of customers and government analysts; working together to impact decisions made by senior officials.

The type of analysis you will be given is very similar for both the year and summer placement. However due to the length of the summer placement, you will be given smaller, more project-based work.

 

ONE YEAR AND SUMMER ANALYTICAL STUDENT PLACEMENTS IN MANY OF THE LARGEST UK GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WITH THE

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Apply now for this exciting opportunity to spend your university sandwich placement year or your summer at the heart of government in one of the many highest profile Government Departments we have to offer.

Sandwich: You must be studying a highly numerate degree, expecting to achieve a 2:1 or above, and be returning to university after completing your placement. It isn’t open to first years.

Summer: You must be in at least your 2nd year of university studying a highly numerate degree and expecting to achieve a 2:1 or above. If you have graduated, you will only be eligible if you are going on to do further study.

What’s in it for me?

You will have the opportunity to learn the skills required for professional life whilst working for organisations ranked in the top 10 graduate employers in the country as rated by the graduates themselves. The work will be high profile and you might find yourself working with requests from Ministers and other senior officials. You will:

Work in departments promoting a healthy work-life balance and encouraging learning and development;

Be exposed to multiple arms of government such as central policy, delivery of frontline services, finance and long term strategy;

Work with a variety of professions including analysts, policy, delivery and finance specialists;

Have the opportunity to work in…

Sandwich: London, Croydon, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool or Newcastle. Summer: London, Leeds or Sheffield

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for bright, forward-thinking students from numerate subject areas such as mathematics, physics, operational research, computer science, statistics and engineering. Being highly numerate is only the starting point for our student analysts; we expect you to build on your technical skills and work towards successfully influencing policy decisions by presenting your analysis effectively in meetings, producing written reports and giving oral presentations. We take on students who are interested in learning modelling, statistical and computing skills and have the drive and personality to work effectively both on their own and in a team.

For more information about GORS, full eligibility criteria, details on how to apply for both the sandwich and summer placement and for hints and tips please visit:

www.operational-research.gov.uk/recruitment/students

Email: analytical.studentplacement@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Sandwich and Summer opening and closing dates: tbc– but likely to open late January and close late February 2018.

Please check your eligibility before applying. Due to the nature of work, GORS’ placements are not open to first year undergraduates.

 

 
 
 

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