Data Science Graduate Scheme

People · Manchester, Manchester
Department People
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Data Science Graduate Scheme

Deadline for applications: 18th April 2021

Start date September / October 2021

Purpose of the Role

As a Data Science Graduate on the Peak Data Science Graduate Scheme, you will support across the various Data Science specialties within Peak, developing a solid base in Insight and Analytics, Research & Development, and Operational/Applied Data Science. 

The Opportunity


Peak is a Decision Intelligence company - we are on a mission to help organisations use AI to make great commercial decisions, all the time. Just as importantly, we are also focused on building an amazing company - one where we truly value our people & culture, and strive to make an amazing and diverse place to work. Our recent Best Companies award & 3 star accreditation for being one of the top companies to work for is a testament to this. We have ambitious plans over the coming years; to launch and lead a new category of technology (Decision Intelligence), expand our operations and create the best working culture possible.

To do so we need the best people and an environment our team loves being a part of. Sitting within the Data Science Org, the Data Science Graduate Scheme gives you the opportunity to learn the full breadth of applied Data Science, in a company that has AI at its heart. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in Data Science and Analytics, and gain highly sought after experience in the AI field, as we start the next stage of our global growth. 

The Role

You’ll work within the Data Science team, spending dedicated time focussing on Insight and Analytics, Research and Development, and Customer Operations. Interfacing with diverse people and situations, and working with some of the biggest brands in the world - this opportunity will develop a solid foundation for starting a Data Science career. Furthermore, there will be opportunity for high performing graduates to remain at the company after the scheme ends. 

Starting in September/October 2021, the graduate scheme will involve four 3 month placements in three of our teams within Data Science at Peak. You will spend:

  • Two 3 month blocks working with Operational Data Scientists on customer projects
  • One 3 month block working with Insight Data Scientists on insight reports
  • One 3 month block working with our Research and Development Data Scientists helping to make repeatable code for our Operational Data Scientists.

Alongside on-the-job experience, you will have the opportunity to take part in structured training sessions and work together on a group project.

We’re looking for high achieving graduates of numerical degrees. These could be computational Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, or other fields like Computer Science and Psychology. You must be enthusiastic about data, curious about new ways to explore, model, and visualize data, and have the ability to communicate your understanding and findings clearly. 

Personal Skills 

We are looking for teammates who are:

  • Open - excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex information to those in other disciplines. 
  • Straightforward – passion and true interest in data modelling, machine learning, and deriving insights. 
  • Driven – shows high levels of drive, energy, resilience and a desire for professional excellence.
  • Curious - naturally inquisitive with a problem-solving mindset. 
  • Smart – keeps up to date with the latest Data Science and Analytics best practice
  • Responsible - effectively balance competing priorities and work productively as part of the team. 

Required Experience 

We are looking for: 

  • Sound understanding of a wide range of statistical techniques.
  • Familiarity with one or some of - statistical modelling, machine learning, data mining, unstructured data analytics, natural language processing.
  • Proficiency in statistical and other tools/languages, specifically R and /or Python. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with confidence in presenting complex information to a non-technical audience
  • Experience in deriving insight from a wide variety of data sources to identify areas for optimisation and improvement
  • Skill in producing high quality reports and presentations
  • Familiarity with relational databases and basic level knowledge of SQL is preferred but not essential

This position is open to recent graduates of a numerical Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree.

*Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this graduate opportunity, so you will need to have eligibility / right to work within the UK.


  • Opportunity to help scale Peak and make a large impact in a fast-growing company.
  • Competitive compensation package, equity, pension, generous holiday entitlement, and a supportive parental leave policy.
  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat hierarchy and a truly collaborative style.
  • Peak has a strong culture based on shared values: open, straightforward, smart, responsible, curious and driven.
  • Regular team days and social activities.
  • Cycle to work initiative and public transport season ticket loans.
  • Opportunity to directly influence Peak’s early success in entering the US market.
  • Learn from like minded & talented individuals across multiple disciplines.

About Peak

In an age when becoming AI and data-driven is one of the most important things businesses must do, it can also be one of the most challenging. That’s where Peak comes in; our AI System sits at the heart of our client’s businesses, enabling the rapid unification, modelling and - most importantly - use of data. All supported by our world-class Data Science and Insight team.

Founded in 2014, Peak has grown rapidly, in line with the world’s fastest growing SaaS companies, winning numerous awards and attracted significant funding to support the company’s ongoing investment in machine learning and AI technologies. All to further our mission to become the world’s leading AI System business. Headquartered in Manchester, Peak also has offices in London, Edinburgh, Jaipur and Brisbane. Our clients include some of the world's leading brand names across multiple sectors including retail, CPG, and manufacturing. Peak is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner, and holds Machine Learning Competency status. Check out our website for more info! 

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