SPIN - Catapult - Generating Evidence-Based Insights into the Businesses and Sectors We Support


Employment Type Internship
Location On site · Didcot, UK (Electron Building, Fermi Ave, Harwell, Oxford OX11 0QR)
Salary £4,000 (GBP)
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 5:30pm, 23rd Feb 2024 GMT

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Job Description

Project Description:

  • The project aims to generate evidence-based insights into the businesses and sectors supported by our organisation, with a special focus on the space sector. Utilising a mix of statistical analysis, data review, and our Space Capabilities Catalogue, we seek to uncover business-level trends, explore the impact of our support on business outcomes, and enhance our data management practices. This project offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the expansion of our understanding of the businesses we support and the broader sectoral context in which they operate.

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Applicant Specification:

  • We are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual with an interest in economic or statistical analysis. The ideal candidate will possess a keen eye for detail, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Creativity, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to engage effectively with a diverse range of internal stakeholders are key to this role.

Minimum requirements:

  • Knowledge of Economics, Business, Finance, or Statistics, with a preference for those with an understanding of statistics.

  • A basic understanding of statistical concepts such as correlation and causation, and preferably knowledge of regression analysis

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Strong command of English, both oral and written.

  • The ability to communicate effectively with individuals from various backgrounds and organisational levels.

  • An independent thinking approach to completing tasks.

    Preferred Additional Requirements 

  • Knowledge of Python / R

  • Knowledge of the Space Sector

  • Knowledge of Statistics

    Process details:

  • 8 weeks minimum fixed term contract to be agreed with successful candidate

  • In-person Induction Event to be held on 24th June 2024, and an in-person/hybrid Showcase Event

  • 5 days holiday to be taken during the placement

How we work:

We strive to create a high trust environment that enables team members to bring their whole selves to work – this helps to create the foundations of an innovation culture. Our shared values are critical to this:

  • We care - for our people, our partners, and our planet

  • We connect - and engage with people and ideas

  • We learn - and grow, as people and as an industry

Underpinning this is our belief in great teams, our combined efforts will always deliver outcomes beyond that of any individual providing we are honest through debate, experiment and reflect, and create shared resolutions in support of our purpose. Live these values, work to our principles, take ownership to deliver, and we are certain you will thrive with us.

This job description set outs the skills and experience we believe are needed to be able to do this job but, research also tells us women are much more likely than men to take this list of requirements as absolute and self-select out of the process. If you think you can deliver this role then we want to hear from you, regardless of the boxes you didn’t tick.

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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