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Data Science and Machine Learning Industrial Placement

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IG Group

25d ago

🚀 Placement Program


AI generated summary

  • You must have a methodical problem-solving approach, excellent communication skills, and innovative thinking. Experience in data insights, statistics, and machine learning models is essential.
  • You will explore and analyze a variety of data to identify business opportunities, build machine learning models, collaborate with stakeholders, and optimize pricing strategies at IG Group.

Placement Program



  • IG Group is seeking an ambitious undergraduate who is passionate about using advanced techniques in data science and machine learning to join a 12-month, fully paid industrial placement where you can experience the inner workings of a FTSE 250 Data Science department. 
  • Data Science is fast-growing at IG and we are constantly redefining what this discipline means for the organisation. The demand for our services is very high, and this provides a lot of buzz for every one of us on the team. We are scratching the surface in terms of delivering value to the organisation, but we have been making progress in the complexity of solutions we have available


  • A methodical approach to solving difficult problems and will feel comfortable in presenting insights generated from data to the business.
  • Excellent communication skills, explaining complicated concepts to non-technical colleagues.
  • Innovative thinking to put forward own ideas and suggestions.
  • Some experience in: generating insights from complex data sources, performing statistical analysis and building machine learning models, AI tools such as LLMs, image processing models and prompt-based models.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Exploring a variety of data from structured to unstructured and spanning client, operational and financial domains to identify opportunities for data science that add value to the business.
  • Advancing the use of machine learning within IG by building our next generation data products, e.g. recommendation systems, chatbots, text analytics systems and automatic insight generation systems.
  • Working with stakeholders from across the business to turn business problems into data-driven solutions.
  • Building descriptive and predictive models to understand customer behaviour and prescribe next best actions.
  • Building customer segmentation models to deepen understanding of our increasingly diverse client base and provide personalised customer experience.
  • Building predictive models to optimize IG’s pricing and hedging strategies.

Application process

  • Application review
  • Online Assessment
  • Interview with Internal Audit Team management


Work type

Full time

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