Welsh graduates urged to apply for leading Data Science masters ‘before it’s too late’

By Raspberry Jim,

STEM graduates across Wales are being urged to apply for an industry-leading masters scheme, delivered by employers including LexisNexis, Confused.com and Admiral, before the deadline.

Applications for the Welsh Data Science and Analytics Graduate Programme, based in Cardiff, are due to close on February 29th, with interested graduates called on to apply “before it’s too late”.

The graduate development programme, which is run by the Welsh Contact Centre Forum and a consortium of leading Welsh businesses, is a fully-funded two year masters scheme aimed at fast-tracking graduates into rewarding roles.

During the scheme, graduates undertake three placements rotating across participating employers and tackling real-world business problems and projects.  Alongside this they will also study for a part-time, fully funded MSc in Data Science & Analytics, which is currently delivered by the University of South Wales.

Rowena O’Sullivan, Wales Graduate Programme Manager, is urging graduates to get their applications in ahead of the looming deadline.

She said: “The deadline for applications for our fantastic Welsh Data Science and Analytics Programme is approaching fast, so we’d encourage interested people to sign up quickly.

“Our scheme offers an unparalleled opportunity for graduates looking to break into an industry which is rich with opportunity.

“Whether you’re studying STEM subjects, or a subject which is linked with STEM, we’d encourage you to get your application in.

“With the deadline for applications just one weeks away, we are reminding everyone to act now before it’s too late.”

The Welsh Data Science and Analytics Programme supports graduates in developing a rounded data science and analytics skillset, as well as building their profile and network to fast track their career.

Alongside structured training and development at work, they will study for a part-time, fully funded MSc in Data Science & Analytics.

The Programme is managed by the Welsh Contact Centre Forum and is partly funded by the European Social Fund.

To find out more and apply contact Careers@wccf.uk for further details.