Graduate Data Analyst (Belfast) - Summer/ Autumn 2...

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Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

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At Kainos, we recognise many of the greatest ideas and innovations come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive working environment that drives changes in Technology. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from groups who are typically under-represented in this sector including women, non-binary and transgender people.  At Kainos, our culture and flexible working approach are important to us - you can read more about it here. Kainos is a people-first organisation – you can find out more about our Employee Network groups here. All appointments will be based on merit.   

Kainos was established in 1986 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is still our Corporate Headquarters today. Since then, we have grown to over 3,000 employees across 29 countries. Kainos is a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange. You can explore our stock growth with stock symbol LON: KNOS. 


As a Graduate Data Analyst with Kainos, you will work on projects where you can make a real difference to people’s lives – the lives of people you know. After taking part on the seven-week Data Academy you will be responsible for matching the needs of data insight with understanding of the available data. Data analysts work closely with customers to produce insight products including reports, dashboards and visualisations but also contribute to project understanding of existing data structures so that inputs and outputs are fully understood.  Most of our work comes through repeat business and direct referrals, which comes down to the quality of our people. You’ll have great support and mentoring, balanced with the experience of being given real, meaningful work to do, to help you truly develop both technically and professionally.  

Upon completion of the 12-month Early Careers Programme, you will have gained knowledge and skills to help transform the organization and set you on the path to becoming the next generation of leaders at Kainos. Fun fact - 11 of our 17 leadership team members have graduated from our Early Careers Programme!

  • Currently studying towards, or already obtained, at least a Level 6 bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • Experience of discovering, gathering and wrangling data from various data sources for analysis. 
  • Able to understand the client’s business challenge and work with colleagues to identify data visualisation and dashboard approaches to help address the customer needs. Understand how to identify missed opportunities for data insight. 
  • Basic understanding of data model and modelling techniques. 
  • Clear written and verbal communications; able to explain findings and techniques to a non-technical audience. 
  • Awareness for the importance of stakeholder engagement and understands how to gather data requirements. 
  • Familiar with the production of data analysis outputs such as profiling reports, data quality reports, etc. 
  • Good SQL knowledge; able to read and understand XML and JSON. 
  • Able to advise managers on the estimated effort and technical implications of data insight products. 
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others. 

  • Experienced with structured and unstructured data. 
  • Able to review and comment on data models– for example pointing out why models are defective and suggesting improvements. 
  • Able to give feedback and mentor more junior colleagues.
  • Experience of Power BI and Tableau.
  • Experience of Google Analytics (other web analytics tools). 
  • Experience in combining qualitative and quantitative datasets 
  • Experience of system performance analysis. 

We’re looking forward to receiving and reviewing your application. We strongly encourage you to apply early. We review applications for all our opportunities on a rolling basis, therefore applying early gives you the best chance of being considered!

We welcome applications from individuals who may require adjustments in the recruitment process. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at recruitment@kainos.com or highlight it in your application form, if you require any assistance or accommodations.

We expect virtual assessments to take place in October to November 2023. The start date for all roles is Summer/ Autumn 2024.

We wish you all the best with your application to Kainos and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Who You Are

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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