Junior Data Scientist

Full time

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The Opportunity

Shawbrook is a specialist bank driven by a purpose to power up ingenuity to create opportunity, every single day.

We offer a diverse range of savings and loan products. From personal and business savings accounts and loans for wedding and new cars, to complex financial credit facilities for businesses requiring significant investment and mortgages for landlords with multiple properties – no two customers are ever the same.

We give our customers the best-of-both worlds; uniquely combining strong digital capabilities with human expertise and ingenuity to deliver the best outcomes. We rise to the challenge of a complex case or unconventional circumstances, and we love to make things happen. By being creative, practical, and personal, we know we can always find the right solution for our customers.

If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves, contribute new ideas and believe anything is possible, you’re our kind of person

Work with us because you:

  • Want to be part of a bank built for the dynamics of the modern world
  • Relish a challenge and enjoy a fast-paced, innovative, and hardworking culture
  • Enjoy finding new and better ways to solve complexity and make things happen
  • Want to belong to a diverse culture that stands shoulder to shoulder with minority and underrepresented groups
  • Care about society and the environment and want to be part of a business that cares too
  • Want to continue to grow professionally and be the best version of yourself

The Role & Responsibilities

The role will work within the MI and Analytics team within the Enterprise Division and will support in unlocking further value from our data sources to help drive our business objectives. Our remit covers many areas, including Sales, Product, Operations, and Risk, and will include building relationships with stakeholders.

A key element of this role will be to boost our advanced analytics capability as we focus more into the data science space.

  • Applying data mining and statistical analysis to produce predictive analytics. Projects are likely to include forecasting, segmentation and Natural Language Processing (NLP).
  • Driving insight from our Azure data lake via programming languages (such as Python or R).
  • Partner with other Data Science colleagues within our Data Community to collaborate and help drive our teams advanced analytics capability.
  • Promote transparency in our work by maintaining a clear pipeline of work, defined timelines and ownership of delivery.

The Person

  • An interest in data, analytics, or statistics.
  • An understanding of machine learning techniques
  • Applied statistics skills, such as distribution, regression etc.
  • A problem-solving mentality, with the ability to self-diagnose and investigate problems.
  • Use of data science programming and tooling such as Python, R, Matlab etc.
  • An interest in finance and banking
  • Comfortable in an adaptable working environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.


Your Wellbeing - We take your health and well-being very seriously by providing a range of benefits to give you and your family peace of mind. These include:

  • Market leading family friendly policies such as access to our Maternity, Adoption and Paternity policies from Day 1 of your employment
  • Free access to Headspace, a mindfulness & meditation digital health app
  • Free access to Peppy digital health app that offers personalised support through fertility treatment becoming a parent or menopause
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) - Offering you support on a wide range of subjects including financial concerns, mental wellbeing and more general queries around family, work, housing, and health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Contributory pension scheme & death in service

Your Lifestyle - It’s important you strike the right balance between your work and personal life. We provide benefits to support you when at work and when you’re enjoying your leisure time.

  • Minimum of 27 days holiday per year
  • Option to buy or sell holiday days through our flexi-holiday scheme
  • Discounts on gym membership nationwide
  • Access to discounts on a range of high street and online brands
  • Community support and charitable giving

Your Contribution - We’re focused on rewarding those that go the extra mile in helping us achieve our goals.

  • Participation in our annual discretionary bonus scheme designed to reward your contribution to our success
  • Proudly Shawbrook recognition scheme focused on recognising our role models and thanking our colleagues for a job well done

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