Data Mining Analyst

Student Loans Co Ltd
From £25,521 to £33,230 per annum plus excellent benefits
06 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Student Loans Company administers student funding on behalf of the Government and the devolved administrations Every year we process over one million applications and payout £7 billion in loans and grants to student studying in the UK. We are also responsible for tuition fee payments of around £7.5 billion to universities and colleges annually. With over 6.9 million customers and a loan book valued in excess of £80 billion, the numbers speak for themselves.We are looking for self-driven individuals who are passionate about their career and keen to develop further, to discover new ways of working and step out of their comfort zone. If you have the energy and enthusiasm to be part of our team we want to hear from you.
Job TitleData Mining Analyst
What does the role involve day to day?
We have a fantastic fixed term opportunity for a Data Mining Analyst to join the team.

In this role you will provide data, information and guidance to the Government sponsors of SLC and their partner organisations such as the funding councils and the Audit Offices. The information is very important for their profiling and modelling of student finance expenditure and repayments. Some of the information can be produced in a straightforward manner using Microstrategy against the Data Warehouse but a significant part of the work involves complex design and scripting using SQL.

Some of the benefits of working at SLC
  • Great internal opportunities for career progression with an Investors in People organisation.
  • Access to career and self development training courses through our Digital Learning Academy.
  • Help towards the cost of professional subscriptions relevant to your job role.
  • Ability to apply for funding to undertake further education courses.
  • Modern and vibrant working environments with break out and welfare areas.
  • Sites are connected to local areas with good public transport links as well as car parking (subject to availability).
  • Help travelling to work with our interest free travel ticket loan and cycle to work scheme.
  • Generous 36 days holiday (including public holidays).
  • Option to buy extra and/or sell annual leave.
  • Paid day off to move house.
  • Annual performance related payment for the top 25% performers.
  • Enhanced Company sick pay.
  • Enhanced family friendly pay including maternity, adoption, paternity and share parental leave.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Range of flexible working options including flexitime.
  • Recognition awards to say thank you for a job well done as well as long service and upon retirement.
  • A generous company pension scheme and free life assurance equivalent of 4 times basic salary.
  • Access to free 24/7 employee assistance programme offering a wide range of specialist support and information, as well as a wellbeing service through our occupational health provider.
  • Exclusive discounts from major retailers with our savings scheme allows you to save money on the things you like to buy.
  • City centre location

What we are looking for
Essential: SQL, PL/SQ
Essential: Previous experience in data analysis
Essential: Appreciation of information security controls (security classifications, data protection, disclosure control)
Essential: Demonstrate a proven ability to solve complex business processes through a numerate, analytical approach to problem solving
Desirable: Understanding of different data models (relational, star schema)
Desirable: Business Intelligence tools (e.g. Microstrategy)
Desirable: MS Excel, MS Access
Desirable: Reputation awareness (for information put into the public domain)Essential: A Higher Education qualification in a computer related discipline or a minimum of three years relevant experience within an Information delivery or ICT role
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