Address data is constantly changing; with over 1.2 million address changes a year in the UK alone, data updates are a vital part of the Experian QAS business, providing the latest data to our customers and their businesses. The Product and Data Solutions team have a dual role of Data Updates and Technical Support. The Data Updates analysts overseeing nearly 130 data update cycles a year, across 170 country’s data and providing data updates to all Experian QAS customers globally.
As a Project Analyst you would oversee the whole data update lifecycle through QAS, from receipt of ‘raw data’ from suppliers such as Royal Mail, through to fulfilment and shipping of data updates to customers. You would be responsible for ensuring accurate and on time delivery of data updates to customers, through liasing with departments such as Development, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Support, and Distribution.
An Updates Project Analyst will also get involved in project work that looks at optimising and improving the data updates systems and processes. You would be actively encouraged to take on these and will have opportunities to practise and learn SQL, VBA and develop your Project Management skills. We also encourage analysts to take their Prince 2 Foundation course and will support time off to study for this.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
There is a lot to know in this role and it is a challenge so you definately get great experience but there always people around to ask if you require advice.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
You are treated like a full time employee.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
If you need support all you have to do is ask.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
There is probably about a week every month where things slow down, which allows you to catch up but you are never sitting with nothing to do.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given full responsibilty on my specific projects.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
There is a very professional atmoshere but you can always take a quick break for a chat with people around you.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
They followed all the procedures I would expect for an employee.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
The company allow you to develop you r own person skills by allowing you to help or work on your own projects.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I would consider applying once uni had finished.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes, the staff are all up for a laugh and as there are pubs near the office, socialising takes place after work. Also on wednesday a free lunch at a resturant down the road allows for socialising between staff.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
I don't live near.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Pubs an bars are near by.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Charity fund raising events, eg, games night at a pub on the high street.