5th May 2016

FAQ

Q. What is the start date for Business Data Partners (BDP) 2018 graduate programme?

A. The start date is 6th August 2018.

Q. When can I apply?

A. You can apply online from Friday 5th January 2018.  Click Apply now at the top of this page.

Q. I haven’t got an IT based degree, can I still apply? 

A. We accept graduates who have achieved, or are expected to achieve, 2:1 degree (minimum) or equivalent in any of the following degree disciplines including: Actuarial Science, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management Science, Mathematics, Operational Research, Physics, Risk Management and Statistics.

We will also accept graduates who have achieved, or are expected to achieve, 2:1 degree (minimum) or equivalent who have had substantial exposure to SAS, SQL, Oracle, Teradata, R or other relevant programming languages as part of a work placement, degree project or client experience.

Q. I’ve already graduated with work experience. Can I still apply?

A. We require graduates to have achieved a 2:1 degree (minimum) or equivalent in a relevant discipline and to have graduated in the past two years. If you satisfy these criteria, please feel free to apply via our graduate application process. Alternatively, if you wish to apply for an alternative role, please visit the careers section of our Business Data Partners Homepage. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us.

Q. Are all graduate roles full time?

A. Yes, all graduate roles are full time.

Q. Where and when will BDP’s assessment days be held?

A. Assessment days will be held in our Edinburgh office on the 22nd and 23rd February 2018 and London office on the 27th, 28th February and 1st March. These will be all day events.

Q. Will I always work in my base office location?

A. We cannot guarantee you will always work in your base office location. As part of the role, you could be placed on client site, away from home as required for extended periods.

Q. If I am unsuccessful this time around, can I reapply?

A. Yes, you can reapply when the next window for graduate applications open. Please keep up to date with details of our next graduate intake on our graduate website. Alternatively, if you wish to apply for an alternative role, please visit the careers section of our Business Data Partners Homepage.

Q. What happens after I have accepted my offer?

A. You will receive your contract of employment which you will be asked to sign and return to us within ten days. Information regarding your on-boarding and next steps will be sent to you shortly afterwards.

Q. How can I contact the recruitment team?

A. Please contact our recruitment team at graduate@businessdatapartners.com

Q. How can I keep up to date with graduate opportunities and programme activity?

A. You can keep up to date following us on our graduate website, Facebook, InstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.