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Survey Computing Intern (6 Months)

Location: London

Salary: London living wage of £9.75 per hour

Department: Survey Research Centre

Contract: Temporary

Application deadline: 6 March 2017

We have an intern opportunity working in the Survey Computing team for an intelligent, enthusiastic and hardworking individual looking to work in social research. As a programmer, you need to be eager to learn new languages and technologies.

We can offer you the opportunity to play an active role in supporting the delivery of live projects alongside our programming experts whilst working closely with other related departments. You will be coding and testing survey scripts, assisting with our quality assurance processes by checking and cleaning data and working with databases. You’ll be using the Survey software tools Unicom Intelligence (formerly IBM Data Collection) and Blaise. You will also be exposed to html, CSS, Javascript and SQL databases. We will also support you to develop the skills and experiences necessary to progress through on-the-job learning, formal training and mentoring.

Essential skills and attributes

Candidates should demonstrate they meet the following criteria:

  • 2:1 or above degree in Computer Science, Programming, Mathematics or a similarly related discipline (either predicted or achieved within last 6 months).
  • An excellent knowledge of at least one programming language.
  • Attention to detail, flexible and adaptable and willing and able to adjust to changing demands.
  • A creative mindset motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.

Desirable skills and experience

Survey scripting knowledge would be advantageous. 

We are offering the London living wage of £9.75 per hour. These opportunities are full time (35 hours per week) and for a period of 6 months depending on your availability to start as soon as possible.

Please send us your CV, a covering letter (no more than 700 words) outlining your skills, experience and why you would make a great addition to the team.

Send your applications to by Monday 6th March 2017.

Please note this role does not meet the UK Visas & Immigration requirements for sponsorship. NatCen is unable to apply for sponsorship for any applicant not eligible to work in the UK and therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship under the Points Based Immigration System.