Graduate Data Scientist with Hiscox

Position: Graduate Data Scientist
Location: London
Type: Full time
Hiscox London Market

Hiscox London Market is the leading insurer of global risks. Rather than ask ‘why?’ when challenged with a risk, we’d prefer to say ‘why not?’
We are one of the largest and oldest Lloyd’s syndicates. Known for our long-term leadership in the market, our blend of underwriting expertise and meaningful capacity, making us an ideal partner for our clients, whatever the size and complexity of their risk.

The role
Do you like a challenge? If the answer is yes, then this is the role for you.
Reporting to the Head of Strategy and MI, this project-based role will stretch your problem solving, programming and systems processing skills, while you provide solutions to our London Market underwriting teams.
What you will be doing as a Data Science Graduate:
A healthy dose of common sense and the ability to think beyond the numbers in this graduate data scientist role are the foundations you’ll need to perform well in this team.
As a data scientist at Hiscox you will be the ‘go-to’ person for data within the London Market team, and you will be tasked with helping management make better decisions through their use of MI. You will be heavily involved in developing our MI and analytics capabilities, with plenty of scope for creating innovative data visualisations that aid decision making. The problems that this team solve are important and challenging, but hey, what’s more exciting than a challenge?
This is your chance to make a lasting impression! It has many unique selling points, with the most notable being the freedom to pioneer the work that you do at Hiscox! You will be given responsibility from day one, owning your own projects, you will be working with, and supported by experienced colleagues, including the CEO of our London Market team.
If you’re still not convinced, then bear in mind that you will be one of three data scientists at Hiscox! (So you’ll be a pretty big deal).

What you’ll be doing day to day:
 Contribute to high impact strategy projects across the business
 Working on a large variety of projects, including; competitive intelligence, automation models, product development, distribution and sales efforts, and many more.
 Building complex risk models and help formulate strategic growth plans for key business lines.

Our must haves
 Have completed or are studying towards a BSc or MSc in Computer Science, Computer Science and Maths, Computer Science and Business, or similar.
 Basics in machine learning techniques
 Data analysis and manipulation skills
 Intermediate experience in a few different coding languages and the confidence to switch between them, specifically; Python, R, SQL and VBA
 Be determined to succeed in a fast paced environment and a willingness to learn about the business
 Have the confidence to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Nice to have
 Challenge the status quo by being logical, proactive and analytical
 Experience with Source Control (Git)

About the Hiscox Graduate Programme
Our two year graduate programme is challenging and varied. With a range of roles in a variety of locations, the programme is designed to enable you to learn about the business whilst discovering and developing the skills and knowledge that will help you build the foundations for a successful and rewarding career.
Working with highly skilled, motivated and ambitious colleagues creates an ideal environment for you to achieve your aspirations. We will support and encourage you to complete the Chartered Institute of Insurance’s professional qualification (ACII), you will take part in workshops to develop your technical and business skills and you will collaborate with others on meaningful business projects. You can sign up for our inclusive mentoring programme where you can not only benefit from being mentored by a more experienced colleague, but also mentor others who could benefit from your skills and perspective.
We offer participants on our graduate programme the opportunity to view the company from a range of different perspectives by undertaking two six-week domestic secondments and a twelve-week international secondment to one of our offices in Europe, Singapore, the USA or Bermuda. The purpose of the secondments are to broaden and deepen your skills and knowledge whilst contributing to the success of the business.
In a nutshell, our graduate programme provides a combination of practical experience, training, and the opportunity to work alongside highly regarded industry professionals – all designed for you to fulfil your potential.
Applicants to the graduate programme are expected to:
 Speak and write in fluent business English
 Be available to join the programme in September 2018
 Have the unrestricted right to work in the country for which you are applying
 Have achieved, or be on track to achieve a 2.2 or above (or equivalent) in your degree
 Have grades B or above in GCSE English and Maths and 300 UCAS points from your top 3 A-levels (not including General Studies), or equivalent

Applications and queries
To apply for the Hiscox Graduate programme, please click on the link below
If you require any assistance, please call +44 (0) 203 179 4500
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