Data Scientist - (KTP Associate position)

University of Salford
Salford, United Kingdom
Other KTP (only)
Closing date
Jul 1, 2022

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Science, Computer Science and IT, Computer Science
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Computer Science, Data Science or related graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. The role on offer is that of a Data Scientist working with Irwin Mitchell and the University of Salford.

This new and exciting role is looking to create an innovative, leading data science and machine learning capability utilising advanced data analytics and insights, to enhance the services and transform the client and colleague experience.

Who are Irwin Mitchell:

Nationally acclaimed, future focused, innovative and supportive, Irwin Mitchell are experts at financial planning and offering legal advice with the human touch. Irwin Mitchell employs over 3,300 staff throughout the UK offering personal and specialist services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and individuals.

Irwin Mitchell is ranked 16th in the UK's Best Workplaces guide by the Great Place To Work Institute. It is recognised by Legal Week as having the 2nd highest proportion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic lawyers. The company has Flexible by Choice ways of working, giving colleagues freedom to work where and when they want. Irwin Mitchell is the only firm in the top 25 law firms to operate in all of the 5 largest UK market segments.

Location: Based either at home, or from Irwin Mitchell offices in Sheffield or Manchester (or a hybrid of your choice), you will be supported by the staff from the company and an academic team from the University of Salford's Science, Engineering and Environment department.

The Project:

This project will provide the catalyst to build the firm's in-house data science and machine learning capability. The successful candidate will sit within the Data Centre of Excellence, embedding capability and knowledge, with the KTP allowing Irwin Mitchell to take the next steps to confidently understand what needs to be done to innovate and build a market leading legal resource planning solution.

The impact of this KTP will be positive enhancements to the Client journey and service offerings, together with improvements to the Client experience.

Additional added benefits: The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal, gain highly desirable specialist business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise, and gain valuable experience from their commercial and academic mentors. You will benefit from a Personal Development Budget of £5,000 in addition to your salary and will be encouraged to register for a postgraduate degree (fees waived). There is also opportunity to gain industry accreditation.

Skills required: A minimum 2.1 BEng or BSc in in Computer Science, Data Science, or related discipline. A Masters level qualification in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential when applying for this post.

The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines within a dynamic team environment.

This is a 30 month Fixed Term Contract


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