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Careers Open Day 2018

  • BGL (more information)
  • British Airways  (more information)
  • Cardiff University  (more information)
  • Datatech Analytics  (more information)
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)  (more information)
  • Gain Theory  (more information)
  • GORS  (more information)
  • NATS  (more information)
  • ORH  (more information)
  • RINA  (more information)
  • Robert Walters  (more information)
  • Roke  (more information)
  • The Smith Institute  (more information)
  • STOR-i  (more information)
  • The Information Lab  (more information)
  • Trancerco 
  • TUI Travel PLC   (more information)
  • University of Southampton  (more information)



    BGL Group is a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services to 8.9 million customers. The Group is organised in two divisions: Price Comparison and Insurance Distribution and Outsourcing (IDO).

    The Price Comparison division offers customers access to a growing range of car, home insurance and breadth products (including life, travel, energy and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products). is one of the UK’s largest and most-loved price comparison sites and is a leading player in the French market.

    In IDO, our partnerships business, Junction, provides car and home insurance through some of the UK’s most well-known brands; Beagle Street and FiftyLife offer simple, fast online life insurance; and our own insurance brands, Budget and Dial Direct offer tailored car, home, life and van insurance products all supported by our state of the art contact centres.

    For more information, please


    British Airways

    Flying is a complex business, which makes the airline industry one of the most varied and intensely challenging environments to manage. Making the right decisions on network, fleet, sales, marketing, operational logistics and customer loyalty to name but a few is key to British Airways success. Our Operational Research team uses analytical skills to support decision-making, initiate change and make key issues less complex. In fact, they’re critical to taking our business forward. Working closely with people at all levels, you’ll be involved with high profile projects right across the organisation.

    Jumping on a live project straight after induction. That’s what it takes. Ready to apply your advanced analytics skills to complex, real life, multi-million-pound decisions? Keen to develop your consultancy skills and learn about the airline industry? Then BA have the programme for you.

    For more information please visit:


    Cardiff University

    Our postgraduate courses offer a pathway for students to be creative and expressive within a dynamic environment with active academic and professional networks.

    Our innovative MSc programmes will equip you with the necessary analytical skills, programming skills, modelling techniques and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex data and organisational problems, and help make better decisions.

    Delivered by experts in the fields of Operational Research, Statistics and Computer Science & Informatics, the skills that you will learn are highly transferable for use within industry, business and the public sector. You will study a variety of problem-solving techniques, allowing you to build and use mathematical and statistical models, alongside skills to develop your abilities to communicate effectively to others.

    Our MSc programmes are ideal training and experience for those looking for career opportunities in areas such as Operational Research, Statistics, Data Science, Analytics, Finance, Management Consultancy, Supply Chain Management, and Government Operational Research/Statistics.

    Visit our website for more information,


    Datatech Analytics

    Datatech Analyticsis a renowned arm of the progressive Evergreen Group (established 1990) we are considered to be the leading supplier of professionals in the Analytics field.
    Our consultants pride themselves on understanding not just your skills and specialisms as a candidate, but also your aspirations and key values to ensure that the recruitment solution we offer you meets your life and work objectives. We believe in working with you to plan and support your career journey - that’s why so many candidates end up being our clients as well.
    Thinking laterally and resourcefully we focus on delivering a highly personalised recruitment service with quick and effective results - recruitment is our business, people are our passion.

    Visit our website to find out more,


    Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

    The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the UK’s leading government agency in applying science and technology (S&T) to the defence and security of the UK.
    Because we provide the UK Government with specialist S&T research, advice and analysis, our work is often sensitive and is operationally critical with the potential to save many lives. All of it is fascinating, state-of-the-art stuff.
    Our Defence and Security Analysis Division supports the Ministry of Defence and Other Government Departments to ensure intelligent decision-making is at the heart of the UK. We work with partners in industry, academia and internationally to develop and provide a broad range of impartial, innovative, evidence based analysis and human science advice to support high priority decision-making on critical policies and capabilities.
    The breadth and impact of our work ranges from supporting front line commands and the design and procurement of essential battle winning air, land and maritime platforms and critical joint enablers through to supporting the development and delivery of strategic Defence policy and the wider Government’s counter terrorism strategy. We develop innovative analytical tools and techniques to take advantage of new advances in science and technology, and provide experienced human and social science advice to maximise the performance of whole systems across MOD and Government.
    For ambitious, motivated and curious individuals, Dstl offers the chance to work on mind-blowing projects in a truly unique environment. It’s an inspiring setting where you can develop wide-ranging skills and experience while learning from some of the brightest minds in the UK.
    We're seeking individuals with skills in Quantitative Analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Human and Social Sciences, or a mixture of these. We also have a smaller requirement for applicants with project management and Software Engineering experience.

    For more information please visit our website at or alternatively you can visit the Dstl Early Careers Facebook page


    Gain Theory

    Gain Theory is a global marketing effectiveness consultancy that brings together data, analytic and technology solutions to help marketing professionals make smarter, faster, predictive business decisions. Our team consists of 200+ practitioners, operating from several core hubs (New York, London, Singapore). Our consultant network operates in 113 markets worldwide.

    Next Generation Analytics
    Gain Theory consultants have been pioneering marketing analytics since the 1970s. We have unmatched marketing analytic experience, using cutting edge methodologies, platforms and technologies. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we offer a number of marketing effectiveness solutions, and select the appropriate approaches based on the business questions we are looking to answer. Our Innovation Hub focuses on continuously evolving what we do, and how we do it, looking at new, ‘bleeding edge’ solutions that are less reliant on a brand’s history, and are more predictive of future business outcomes, using near-time results.

    Gain Theory is passionate about making a meaningful difference to business performance – to improve marketing efficiency, to grow market share and to see baseline profits and share price growth. Our goal is to deliver ongoing decision making support, rather than a report that ‘collects’ dust on the shelf.

    To find out more about our values and the company, please visit


    Government Operational Research Service (GORS)

    Visit the GORS website for more information.The Government Operational Research Service (GORS) supports and champions Operational Research (OR) across government.
     OR specialists advise government on how to make the best possible use of public money.  With their skills in modelling and analysis, they help formulate government policy and find effective ways of putting it into practice.
    Operational research is about working with policy makers and managers to solve tomorrow's problems today.  It calls for scientific methods of analysis and a systematic exploration of the quantifiable aspects of key problems.  OR analysts are there to give managers objective advice on the most appropriate options for future action.



    NATS is the UK's leading provider of air traffic control services. Each year we handle 2.4 million flights and 250 million passengers in UK airspace. In addition to providing services to 14 UK airports, and managing all upper airspace in the UK, we provide services around the world spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.
    The Analytics team provides innovative analysis and insights into NATS Air Traffic, project, and business operations. Our team of analysts undertake complex work in areas including safety analysis, airspace capacity, runway capacity, environmental performance, post-operational event analysis, traffic forecasting and performance monitoring. The department undertakes a significant programme of external business around the world to a number of international clients.

    Visit our website to find more about NATS,, and careers with us,



    ORH helps emergency services around the world to optimise resource use and respond in the most effective and efficient way. We have set the benchmark for emergency service planning, with a proven approach combining rigorous scientific analysis with experienced, insightful consultancy. Our expert team uses sophisticated modelling techniques to identify opportunities for improvement and uncover hidden capacity. Simulating future scenarios ensures that solutions are objective, evidence-based and quantified. Every organisation faces a unique set of challenges, so remaining independent and flexible allows us to deliver an appropriate solution every time. The outputs of our work enable clients to make robust, data-driven decisions and explain them clearly to stakeholders. ORH’s approach is always tailored to the needs of the client. Above all, we are committed to getting it right, for the good of our clients and the people who rely on their services.


    RINA Consulting

    RINA Consulting provides engineering and consultancy services to reduce risk, optimise performance and enhance capability, giving our customers the confidence to build successful operations. It is critical to our clients, that they have a clear understanding of the costs, benefits and impacts influencing their programmes.
    We combine modelling and simulation expertise to give our clients highly effective identification and quantification of through-life risks. Modelling complex interdependent systems to support budget forecasts, option trade-offs and the down-selection of affordable and sustainable capabilities.
    RINA Consulting are looking for talented graduates to join our fast-growing business. You’ll be surrounded by specialist Consultants, cutting edge projects and high profile clients to excite and develop you into a successful Consultant.
    Upon joining you could be developing deterministic and stochastic based models for asset intensive environments across defence, health, energy and transport programmes. You’ll have a mentor to support you, undertake training in mathematical techniques and software tools, find yourself quickly integrated into programmes and receive structured coaching.
    This opportunity is ideal for an ambitious graduate with a flair for Operational Research who is interested in building a career in Consultancy.



    Robert Walters

    Robert Walters are an established global specialist recruitment firm with over three decades of experience. Robert Walters has a dedicated data science & analytics recruitment team that covers both contract and permanent roles. With a consultative approach and a diverse range of clients we are able to support high calibre analytics and data science specialists attain their ideal career goals. We work with candidates who combine advanced analytical and technical skills with strong business acumen and the ability to communicate insights to key stakeholders. If you require a recruitment partner then please contact us on 0207 509 8039 or email or

    For more information please visit: 


    Roke Consulting

    About Roke Manor Research
    Blending world-class expertise in cyber security, autonomy and communications, Roke is one of Britain’s leading providers of advanced technology, engineering and advisory services. Established in 1956, we are trusted by clients across national security, defence and commercial sectors to deliver advantage and protect what matters most in an uncertain world.

    What we do
    Whether you are developing a technology concept, analysing a critical function, prototyping for validation or demonstrating a capability, Roke has an established track record of delivering:

    •Applied Analysis & Experimentation
    •Big Data Exploitation
    •Communications Infrastructure & Information Management
    •Advisory Services
    •Cyber Security
    •Electromagnetic Intelligence
    •Intelligent Sensors & Unmanned Systems
    •Test & Evaluation Services

    You could be working directly with our customers across National Security and Defence to help influence important change programmes and support them in making key investment decisions.

    Our promise
    We employ clever people therefore we offer an environment where you self-manage, have opportunities to continue to hone your craft and your experience is valued. We promise to invest in your future and make sure there are opportunities available for you to get involved in world-changing projects, undertake new qualifications and shape your own career.


    The Smith Institute

    The Smith Institute provides companies with independent advice and technical services based on the application of mathematical modelling.  Our staff have technical expertise in model building, model implementation and data analysis, coupled with core skills in project management and research coordination.  We help our clients gain a competitive advantage in their products, processes and operations by bringing fresh ideas to problem-solving, advising them on how to use mathematics effectively, and helping to integrate mathematics into business strategy.  Mathematical modelling and analysis are highly transferable skills, so we are able to provide solutions across all sectors.

    See our web pages ( for examples of our work in areas as diverse as mobile networks, forecasting peak gas demand, and considering uncertainty in natural hazards.

    Operational Research is a very important part of what we do, for example in one of our Strategic Areas 'Decision Making under Uncertainty', where we help clients make important decisions that have a great deal of uncertainty and risk attached to them. We are very much on the lookout for bright and driven operational researchers to help us deliver products and services of high value to our clients. We pride ourselves on our intelligent and engaging staff, so if you believe that this could be the jobs for you, visit  for more information.



    The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University offers a pioneering four-year PhD programme with a ground-breaking approach to Statistics and Operational Research, developed and delivered in partnership with leading industrial partners including ATASS, BT, Morgan Stanley, Rolls-Royce, Shell and Tesco. There are typically 10-12 fully-funded places available each year.

    Lancaster University, which was named University of the Year for 2018 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, was ranked as one of the top universities for both Mathematical and Management research in the most recent REF (2014), and through pursuing a PhD at the STOR-i Centre, you will benefit from the expertise of both the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Management Science.

    The programme begins with an MRes, which provides a robust grounding in the field and the development of key research skills. You will then identify a research topic and plan your PhD research. You will also develop a versatile skill set including advanced problem solving, programming and teamwork, plus a broad range of presentation and dissemination skills.

    The remaining three years will be spent working on the PhD project, guided by appropriate supervisory teams, while taking a wide range of specially devised training programmes and experiencing extended international research visits at world-leading universities to increase your employability. The Centre is supported by the EPSRC.

    For further information, please visit our website


    The Information Lab

    The Information Lab has a simple mission: to help people make sense of data.   We believe that companies which use data well will have better futures than those that don’t and have been helping clients such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Easyjet and UBS do so by specialising in the leading products for data visualisation and data integration - Tableau and Alteryx - since 2011. 


    TUI Travel PLC

    TUI Group is one of the world’s leading international leisure travel companies, with more than 20 million customers from 31 source markets travelling to 180 countries worldwide.  There is significant emphasis on using data and analytics to drive decision making across the whole business.  Key areas of focus include yield management, web optimisation, customer segmentation and aviation planning.

    For more information, please visit


    University of Southampton

    CORMSIS (Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems)
    CORMSIS at the University of Southampton is the largest and most comprehensive groups of OR/MS/IS researchers in the UK, with over 30 academics and over 60 research students. It covers the whole spectrum of current OR/MS/IS from theoretical mathematical developments to problem structuring and knowledge management, and has internationally-renowned expertise in the specific areas of risk, optimisation, finance and health. We offer 7 MSc programmes in Operational Research, Operational Research and Statistics, Operational Research and Finance, Data and Decision Analytics, Business Analytics and Management Science, Business Analytics and Finance, and Supply Chain Management and Logistics. We also have experience in consultancy, student placements and joint research. Visit our website for more info at

    Email : CORMSIS Industry Liaison Officers Peter Becque and Julie Hickman