Vantage Point AdVantage programme is an exciting opportunity for graduates who are looking for an introduction to a career in Data Science. Data Science is becoming a vital part of the way Financial Services institutions operate and Vantage Point are engaging with our clients on ground-breaking Data Science projects.
Vantage Point was created to give young people the skills necessary to thrive in Financial Services and technology. We noticed that intelligent, capable graduates were not getting the best opportunities due to a lack of relevant training or experience. So we set up the AdVantage Programme to give our consultants the skills necessary for a successful career.
How to Join:
We look for graduates who have completed degrees in Data Science, Statistics, Maths or similar subjects. You must have at least a basic understanding of Python. Having a background of working in analytics and/or data science is beneficial but not essential. The right attitude is imperative. We’re looking for enthusiastic, confident candidates with a real passion for data and analytics. You’ll be ambitious, willing to learning and able to communicate to all levels of stakeholders across an organisation.
If successful through the interview process we will invite you to a place on our Data Science Academy. The Academy is an eight-week training programme that gives you an introduction to Data Science in the Financial Services industry. The first two weeks of the course will focus on an introduction to Financial Markets and will cover banking, regulation and compliance. This will give you a basis in the field in which you’ll be working and help you understand how the technical skills you develop will be used in a commercial environment.
You will then start a six – week technical training course on Data Science based in Python. You will learn about cleaning data, data visualisation, statistical thinking, machine learning and much more. The training is entirely online and involves interactive lectures and tutorials with a technical trainer. There is also a practical nature to the course where you will learn how to apply the skills in a working commercial environment.
Once you complete the course, we will place you with a client for a 2 – year period on a Data Science specific project. You will continue to get help and support whilst gaining practical experience with a Top-Tier Investment Bank or cutting edge FinTech company.
For more information, please contact our recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org