Data Science - 12 Month Placement

by GE Aviation

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Deadline: 31st December 2021
Salary: Competitive
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Aerospace/Aviation, Business Analytics
Location: Wales
City: Eastleigh, Cardiff

Data Science - 12 Month Placement

Roles and Responsibilities

GE Aviation Digital combines unrivalled strength in the Aviation domain with digital capability to provide business changing outcomes. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to contribute to our digital future. At GE you will work within a team of highly skilled Data Scientists who develop and apply algorithms to extract value from data.  

We have two roles within Data Science:


At GE Aviation Wales you will work within the Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning Team to develop and apply algorithms to transform raw data into actionable insights. As the Data Analyst Intern you will possess analytical skills, a structured approach to problem solving, and statistical knowledge.

Our job is to work alongside GE Aviation Wales to develop, test and deploy analytics or software which provide significant insights and improvements to the business. We also develop custom in-house tools to help us deliver our projects efficiently and effectively. We support a wide range of internal customers and every project is different and gives the opportunity to learn something new. 
Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting in the collection, validation, and analysis of data to support business objectives. Primary focus will be labour hours, cost and TAT, but there is a requirement to support the business with all ad-hoc data requests
  • Use analytical methods to monitor trends and identify problems as they emerge
  • Assist in the development, test and deployment of analytical dashboards/tools/reports including the maintenance of existing capabilities
  • Providing support to the site data analyst, inventory analyst as well as supporting production planners with daily tasks, maintenance of plans and upkeep of SAP
  • Work with operations teams to understand the reality behind the data and provide commentary to support reporting packs.
  • Assisting in the preparation of clear and insightful presentations.


Our Data Science projects include working with GE Commercial Engines to support all aspects of the engines business from in-service deployment, fleet monitoring and management to MRO, supply chain and financial operations. We work with airlines on projects ranging from managing aircraft system assets and fleet operations to enhancing passenger experience and satisfaction.
Our job is to work alongside Aviation customers to develop, test and deploy analytics or software which solve their problems or provide significant insights and improvements to their business. We also develop custom in-house tools to help us deliver our projects efficiently and effectively. We support a wide range of customers both internal and external to GE. Every project is different and gives the opportunity to learn something new. 

The Data Scientist role combines data and analytics with engineering or applications knowledge. We make extensive use of Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics including Computer Vision, Neural Networks, Multivariate Modelling, Anomaly Detection, Segmentation, Text Mining/NLP, Bayesian Reasoning, and work with wide-ranging and big data sets. The site has opportunities in Data Science and Software.  

In the 12-month Data Science placement, you will work directly within the GE Aviation Data Science team at our Chandlers Ford office. The team will provide technical support and guidance and arrange access to GE IT systems, appropriate software and data sets. High level technical direction will be provided by Senior Aviation staff.  

If you are passionate about Data Science, we would love to hear from you.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Analytical scripting skills – Python and SQL preferred 
  • Experience of Machine Learning and advanced analytic techniques 

Useful Information

  • All placements are available to penultimate/final year students and will start between June to August 2022, for a duration of 12 months.
  • Application deadline is 31st December 2021. However, we review applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply ASAP. Vacancies will close once filled.
  • The selection stages include online assessments, video interview and a final round interview.
  • Please only submit one application. If you submit multiple applications, we will progress the most suitable one. If in future you are deemed to be suitable for other opportunities, we will automatically consider you for these too.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.
As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension          
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection            
  • Private medical cover    
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post.

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.

About GE Aviation

GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components, along with avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft. At GE Aviation, we invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely.

Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GE9X engines, driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, or unlocking new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to moving the aerospace industry forward. If you join us, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead

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