Data Analyst Work Placement Student

  • Southampton FC
  • Southampton, UK
  • 23 Mar, 2021
Temporary Academy Data Science Education Entry Level Scout / Analyst Youth

Job Description

Department:  Player Insights

Accountable to: Lead Data Scientist

Criminal Record Check: Enhanced with Child’s Barred List

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Work Placement (1 year)

What is the role?

We are currently looking for a work placement student to join our Player Insights Department for the 2021/22 season. The successful applicants will be responsible for supporting the work of the Lead Data Scientist and Data Analysts in delivering insight and creating data analysis tools.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who can be part of a multi-disciplinary team of people, be proactive and innovative in their approach and communicate effectively at all levels.

This placement MUST form part of the overall degree programme in order for you to be considered.

The competencies which are required include:

Essential Experience:

  • Appreciation and willingness to work in an elite sports performance setting.

  • Experience of working with large complex data sets.

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Experience of utilising data visualisation software (e.g. Tableau & Power BI)

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of extracting data for analysis using SQL

  • Knowledge of sports science monitoring concepts (Acute:Chronic Work load, Khamis Roche maturation etc)

Essential Qualifications (including certifications):

  • Currently undertaking bachelor or masters level degree (within Sports Science, Compute Science or Mathematical background)

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to be able to communicate information to non-technical individuals.

  • Good team player – desire to develop and collaborate with others.

  • Inquisitive mind-set with desire to interrogate data.

  • A strong work ethic and proactive attitude.

  • Highly organised and a self-starter.

  • Quality focus – takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work.

  • Drive and energy – demonstrate enthusiasm and is personally committed to achieving objectives set.

  • Self-development – is receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths, and areas for improvement.

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of statistical methods (e.g. regression, ANOVA, cluster analysis).

  • Working knowledge of computer language to extract data and apply statistical analysis to (DAX, python, R etc.).

What do you get in return?

If you are successful you can look forward to:

•            Living allowance of £500 per month

•            Opportunity to work for a successful Premier League Club

•            Working in an environment with strong core values

•            Learning and development opportunities

•            Working with likeminded individuals.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 18th April.

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received. *