GBP 6604 Graduate Data Scientist for Morgan Hill Consultants Ltd

  • Job Reference: GBP 6604
  • Date Posted: 13 March 2023
  • Recruiter: University of Exeter (Graduate Business Partnership)
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary

Morgan Hill Consultants Ltd. have a new opportunity for a Graduate Data Scientist to join their team.  You will provide the services associated with being a data scientist, including data wrangling, data analysis, programming, and development of machine learning models. Full online training is provided on the data science platform that we use, Dataiku. 

This role is part of the Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) scheme and offers flexible working and can be based either at our own or client offices in London. There is considerable opportunity for early client responsibility and personal advancement.  

Final year students and internal students with a graduate visa are welcome to apply.


Key Dates 

Closing Date: 2/4/23

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: ASAP/Flexible

This is a permanent role


Salary: £30,000 per annum + potential to earn a bonus

A starting salary of £30k based on experience, perhaps slightly more for the right person.  A bonus arrangement will also apply. If these are awarded then the salary can be expected to increase by between 10% and 20%. Note bonuses are solely at the company’s discretion and are usually paid annually. 

Purpose of the Role

 You will provide data science services to our consultants and clients. Our consultants lead client engagements and supporting the consultants to deliver on these engagements is the purpose of the role.  The engagements are rich and varied; however, the specific duties likely to be required are outlined in the job summary. Each engagement has its own demands.


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Initially, you will need to complete the training required, specifically on Dataiku and potentially AWS.
  • You will work very closely with our consultants to understand the objectives and deliverables of the various engagements. 
  • To deliver systems, models, analysis and presentational support as required by our consultants. 
  • It is very likely that client facing time will be required to for example, develop UI’s using wireframes to design front ends for professionals to access underlying statistical models. to their conclusions and recommendations based upon the data we have obtained.
  • There will be liaison with our infrastructure teams in areas such as cloud scalability and security. We may also ask successful applicants to spend some time on our client facing help desks solving machine learning and coding issues.
  • Successful applicants can expect early opportunities to take responsibility for parts of client deliveries, this includes managing our people as well as third parties.


Training and Development - What Skills and Experience will this Opportunity Provide?

  • You will have the opportunity to lead on a project in line with the company culture.  Exposure to the client is likely to happen quickly but is subject to competence and performance.
  • You will gain accredited qualifications.
  • We would expect formal certification on within a few months.

Support Available

  • You will have regular contact with one of the team via video conference when face to face time is not available.
  • A senior consultant will be allocated to you as a mentor.
  • You will be offered 1:1 support from the Internships Team.


Through the GBP scheme, you will also be offered: 

  • A ‘How to Make the Most of your Internship’ guide 
  • Access to the University of Exeter’s Career Mentor Scheme 
  • Access to professional Career Consultants 


The Benefits

Through the Graduate Business Partnership, you will also be able to access: 

  • The University of Exeter’s Career Mentor Scheme
  • 1:1 support from the Internships Team
  • Online training courses via My Career Zone Digital
  • A 'how to make the most of your internship' guide
  • You will be invited to 'The Graduate Network' events exclusively for GBP's and their line managers


About You (Person Specification) 

Degree and Attainment

  • Ideally, you will have a background in maths, engineering, computer science or similar technically oriented subjects.
  • We are looking for people able to reason, be naturally inquisitive, draw conclusions supported by analysis, make assumptions to remove roadblocks and keep the pace of deliveries going.


  • Interest in data analytics, big data and/or machine learning. Any experience with data modelling, processing or analysis will be helpful.
  • We expect a high degree of numeracy.
  • Excellent Excel skills.
  • Able to produce persuasive and compelling reports and presentations so English and English comprehension skills are important
  • We assume basic MS Office skills are in place.
  • We are not looking for any existing industry knowledge. An interest in finance or some exposure to basic accounting principles would be good but is in no way essential.
  • Exposure to industry BI tools like Tableau would be useful as would a working knowledge of databases.
  • There are substantial opportunities to write code within our data science platform so proven experience with a modern programming language such as Python as well SQL is a requirement.

Personal Qualities and Attributes

  • Inquisitive, persistent, willing to experiment and to try.
  • Willingness to make but learn from mistakes and to ask questions. Very aware of the importance of deadlines.

About Morgan Hill Consultants Ltd.

We deliver the means for organisations to succeed in transforming their businesses for the 21st century. We provide digital expertise focused on big data, analytics, machine learning and AI. This includes implementing effective operating models to make the technology successful. The company was formed in 2005 but began its focus on data and machine learning in 2020.

We have a focus on financial services and insurance in the City of London and other similar financial centres. We deliver for our clients the most effective solutions based on our wide range of proven and skilled individuals. Our “secret sauce” is the highly skilled individuals we deploy coupled with a passion for using the best available technology.  We have 15 members of staff based in the UK and in India.


Company Performance

The company has deliberately limited its engagements to working for the boards and executive teams of a handful of very well-known corporates until this year. This year it has broadened its objectives to deploy analytics in support of the advisory services. It is this change of strategy that has led to the rapid growth being experienced now.


Company Culture

The culture is very much results oriented. We work at a very senior level within our clients and are commissioned because of the quality and pace of our deliveries. This is reflected in the way our staff are rewarded, i.e., there are few limits on what is possible.


Work-life Balance

When the pressure is on then we are often expected to put in long hours and weekends to meet deadlines. The flip side to this is that we are very relaxed about our people taking time to do their own thing when the pressure is off. It is not a 9-5 environment

Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) Scheme Requirements

  • To undertake a graduate role through the GBP scheme, you must have either achieved your degree or be in your final year at any UK-based university
  • If you are in your final year, your working hours may be reduced to 15 hours per week (for undergraduates) or 6 hours per week (for postgraduates) to ensure you have the capacity to successfully complete your degree. More hours can be completed if your academic agrees and provides written confirmation.
  • If you do not pass your degree, the GBP role will end early.
  • You must have graduated in the UK within the last 3 years of your most recent degree (we will consider extenuating circumstances of potential applicants that may have prevented them from undertaking a graduate role within 3 years of graduation).
  • The University of Exeter is committed to developing an environment which promotes equality of opportunity, values diversity and inclusivity. 
  • Learn about the university’s commitment to the Disability Confident scheme here
  • At the time of starting employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK and evidence must be provided in advance of the appointment.  Examples of suitable evidence can be found in the Intern Guidance- Proving Right to Work the UK guide. Candidates should continue to have permission for the duration of the GBP contract. This includes British citizens, individuals with an EU Pre-Settlement or EU-Settlement Status; and those with a Graduate Route Visa.
  • All graduates need to reside in the UK whilst undertaking this role.


How to Apply

  • Download and complete the attached Internship Application Form. CVs cannot be accepted. 
  • Guidance and useful tips for completing your application are found on the Internship Application Form.  
  • Refer to the job details contained within the advert when writing your personal statement
  • Use the STAR approach to evidence each requirement in the Person Specification
  • You should insert the correct reference code on the application form: GBP 6604
  • Please save your Internship Application Form as ‘your name - GBP 6604’   
  • The University is a Disability Confident employer and as such this policy applies to recruitment through GBP Scheme. Applicants who identify a disability on the application form will be offered an interview if their application demonstrates they meet the essential criteria. Please also include details of any reasonable adjustments you may need for an interview or to undertake the role.  
  • You should explain why you would like to work for the employing organisation and why you think you would be a suitable candidate for this role.  
  • Send your completed application (not by OneDrive) to, with the reference code: GBP 6604 in the subject bar of your email, by the closing date. 

Further Guidance and Support

  • (Exeter graduates only) You can refer to the My Career Zone Digital resources on application and interview preparation here.   
  • (Exeter graduates only) If you need support with your application, you can book an appointment with a Careerzone Advisor by emailing (Exeter) / (Penryn).
  • Unless stated, interview expenses will not be paid.
  • It is recommended that you check your online presence on social media to ensure it represents you well, as some employers may undertake online research of their applicants. 
  • If you have any questions, you can email the Internships Team at

Further Application Instructions

To apply for this role please complete our internship application which can be downloaded here: Please send your completed form to

The Graduate Business Partnership (GBP)

The Graduate Business Partnership scheme connects final year students and recent graduates with early careers roles at the university and with recommended employers in the southwest. The GBP scheme is open to all who have graduated from a UK-based university in the last 3 years.

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