Junior Data Scientist

Job description

Our mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join us today and release yours.

There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.

Firstly, we’ve got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you’re welcome at BT, we really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing smart working at BT. Smart working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss smart working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.

About this role

In this job, the successful candidate will be responsible for using methodical Data science techniques to measure performance and influence change. You’ll be working closely with other teams in Digital, Commercial and Marketing to successfully apply and quantify these data techniques. You will mine and analyse big data sets using data science techniques, and deliver appropriate outcomes for the business, whether analysis, modelling and/or recommendations.

You'll have the following responsibilities

  • Use methodical Data science techniques to select and tune algorithms and quantify performance in a business relevant way
  • Tell engaging stories using non-technical language and exciting visualisations to influence change
  • Execute experiments to quantify the performance of algorithms in both digital and physical domains and test business hypotheses
  • Mine and analysis big data sets, leveraging data science skills and techniques to deliver business benefit.
  • Be able to put to use exploratory analysis methodologies to identify patterns and trends to use with the right statistical methods (clustering, PCA, regression, significance testing).
  • You will feel confident extracting and manipulating data from our various data stores and storage framework and sources
  • Work with descriptive and predictive analytics (e.g. linear regression & propensity models, customer segmentation, data mining and trigger identification) of the mobile and converged customer base.

You'll have the following skills & experience

  • Experience of predictive models
  • Skills in Python and/or R, SQL
  • Programming skills
  • Making the difficult, simple to clearly communicate latest data and reports to all levels of the organisation.
  • Good degree of expertise in data science technologies and ways of working
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills


At BT, we entertain, educate and empower millions of people every single day. We’re a brand built on connecting people – whether that’s friends, family, businesses or communities. Working here, you’ll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but – more than that – you’ll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development. Benefits of working for BT include:

  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus 10%
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and up to 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)

BT is an equal opportunities employer. We’re working hard to create an inclusive working environment, where people from all backgrounds can succeed. We want to make sure your recruitment experience is the best it can be – so, if you’re selected for an interview, please let us know if there’s any adjustments we can make that would be helpful for you.

About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.

We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.

So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT

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How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!

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