Data Science Graduate Scheme - September

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

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 opportunities for high performing graduates to remain at the company after the scheme ends. 

Starting in September 2022, 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. 
  • 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.


  • Opportunity to make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions and influence Peak’s early success in entering the global market.
  • Share options / Equity in Peak - Peak is our company, Peak is your company.
  • Flexible culture - Hybrid working model (Clubhouse/Home) and flexible hours with work life balance in mind.
  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, rising with each year of service up to 38 days. 
  • Family leave benefits, including a world class maternity pay policy (more details here).
  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, autonomous high performance culture and a truly collaborative style.
  • Opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for 1 month of the year, after one years service.
  • Mental and physical health support through a variety of channels, e.g., Headspace and Spill app subscriptions, online yoga/boxing/HIIT classes, regular team days and social activities.
  • Cycle to work initiative and public transport season ticket loans.
  • Working with cutting edge tech - you will develop skills and experience essential in the modern economy.
  • Learn from like minded & talented team members across multiple disciplines.
  • Opportunity to develop in various areas that you may take an interest in as part of your personal development. 

Inclusion and Diversity at Peak

Our mission at Peak is to help businesses do great things with AI - we are the innovators, the disruptors and the gamechangers.  

Diverse and inclusive companies will drive the fourth industrial revolution - and we will lead from the front. 

Over the next 5 years, we need more than words to create a stronger company and a fairer society, which is why Peak is committed to not only creating an amazing place to work, but a diverse and inclusive one too.

We want to create awesome teams and leadership, where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their ideas to solve the complex problems for the companies and the communities we serve.

About Peak

Founded in Manchester in 2015 by Richard Potter, David Leitch and Atul Sharma, Peak is on a mission to change the way the world works. We have offices in Manchester, London, Jaipur and Brisbane. Our decision intelligence platform provides businesses all over the world with AI-powered solutions that drive commercial outcomes. 

Connecting data sets from across an organisation to provide predictive insight and recommended actions, the Peak platform directs fast and effective decision making. It is used by leading brands including Nike, Pepisco, KFC, Sika and PrettyLittleThing. 

In August 2021, Peak announced a $75m Series C funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund II. We have grown significantly over the last three years, and now number over 200 people globally. This year Peak received a Best Companies 3-star accreditation, which recognizes extraordinary levels of employee engagement and was ranked by The Sunday Times as one of the Best 100 Companies to Work For in 2020 and 2021. 

Deadline for applications: 28th February 2022

Assessment date: March/April 2022

Start date: September 2022

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  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Department
    Data Science
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience