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034SC - Business Planning & Development YINI Student

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £23,151
Discipline: Data Science, Finance, Business
Hours: 37 Hours a week
Start: August/September 2024 for 12 Months.


Company Background

The company is seeking a bright enthusiastic student to support the UK Business Planning & Development Team for one full year. The company is one of the biggest energy companies in the UK. They supply energy to c5 million households and businesses. They have invested millions in wind farms and thanks to this, in January 2019 they became the first integrated energy company in the UK to produce 100% green electricity. The role is open to undergraduates or graduates working towards a degree that involves data analysis. The company has supported Year in Industry students for many years with great success stories.


Key Accountabilities

Work with our UK Business Planning & Development Team to provide support in preparing and reporting on all financial and commercial aspects of the business, in a business projecting spend of circa £800m per annum across various operational departments. This will mainly involve being creative and innovative with new reporting and data capture methodologies, making existing processes more streamlined and efficient.



Pre-university undergraduate, graduates or  planning to study/currently studying for a degree related to Data Science/Finance/Business Studies.



Activities and Responsibilities

  • Financial & operational reporting
  • Creation of financial & operational reports
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting extremely large amounts of data
  • Analysing existing reporting and designing new reporting structures and methodologies
  • Implementing and communicating new reporting methodologies and enhancements
  • Manage data projects and communicate developments clearly
  • Co-ordination / updating of activities or actions
  • Future proof all processes so they can be handed over and run by any member of the team on an ongoing basis


Critical Factors

Should have reasonable business acumen awareness/knowledge, be confident with and can demonstrate strong data analytical skills and good knowledge of MS Office and in particular excellent Excel skills, including the ability to interpret and create formulae, look ups and pivots.



Ideally, the person would have had a part-time job previously to demonstrate business practices and awareness.


Interpersonal/Technical Skills

  • MS Office - mandatory
  • Analytical skills e.g. spreadsheets - mandatory
  • Strong analytical, written, presentational and verbal skills
  • Basic awareness or experience of business practices
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to communicate, influence and negotiate effectively at all levels of the organisation
  • Creative mindset
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Good communicator
  • Team player



To apply for this role, please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria (correct level of education, any location specific requirements, nationality and specific subjects/degrees) and then once you are confident you do, click here to go to our applications page.


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034SC - Business Planning & Development YINI Student

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