Careers in O.R.

Careers Open Day 2014 Exhibitors

The following exhibitors will be attending the Careers Open Day in 2014.


Actica Consulting

Actica Consulting is an expanding Management and Technical Consultancy working on some of the most nationally critical technology projects. We specialise in delivering complex projects to challenging timescales. Some of our customers include MOD, NHS, Fire Services, Police Forces, and the MOJ.
Our focus on an organisation’s people, processes and technology gives us a real edge and we always keep the client at the heart of every engagement. All of our consultants have a detailed and systematic approach to solving even the most difficult problems so, if you crave a challenge and have a numerate or O.R. degree, please apply http://www.actica.co.uk/Careers/


Aston Business School

Excellent employment opportunities, Aston Business School is in the top 10 in the world for careers (FT Masters in Management 2013).
Our MSc portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry at home and abroad, giving you an ideal platform on which to build your future career. Delivered by well-known experts in the fields of Operational Research, Business Analytics and Statistics, our course structures enable you to gain the analytical skillsets needed to succeed in today’s competitive workplace. We have range of MSc courses to choose including: MSc Business and Marketing Analytics, MSc Operational Research and Performance Management and MSc Information Systems and Business Analysis.
For full list of our MSc courses please visit http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/postgraduate/ or contact Dr Ali Emrouznejad (a.emrouznejad@aston.ac.uk)


British Airways

Flying is a complex business, which makes the airline industry one of the most varied and intensely challenging environments to manage. Making the right decisions on network, fleet, sales, marketing, operational logistics and customer loyalty to name but a few is key to British Airways success. Our Operational Research team uses analytical skills to support decision-making, initiate change and make key issues less complex. In fact, they’re critical to taking our business forward. Working closely with people at all levels, you’ll be involved with high profile projects right across the organisation.

OR Graduate Programme http://www.britishairways.com/careers/graduateprogrammes/graduateprogrammes_orgp.shtml

Analyst Jobs http://www.britishairways.com/careers/analysthub/analysthub_home.shtml




Capgemini is one of the world’s leading suppliers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services – but we’re not a traditional supplier.  Clients see us as their partner, and what makes us different is the Collaborative Business Experience. That’s about sharing our deep knowledge and expertise with our clients, applying cutting-edge business and IT solutions and creating results that last. It’s also about the way we work with one another, through teamwork, shared goals, mutual support and respect.

From the moment you join us, you’ll be working on live projects, enjoying real responsibility and making a significant contribution to our success. You’ll learn first-hand from experts and soon you’ll become an expert too.  Our clients include some of the most exciting and interesting organisations in both public and private sectors.

For more information about our Graduate Programmes visit our website, http://www.uk.capgemini.com/careers/your-career-path/graduates.


Cardiff University

Our innovative and award winning MSc programmes will equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems, help make better decisions, and to become confident statistical analysts. Delivered by experts in the fields of Operational Research and Statistics, the skills that you will learn are highly transferable for use within industry, business and the public sector. You will study a variety of problem-solving techniques, allowing you to build and use mathematical and statistical models, alongside skills to develop your abilities to communicate effectively to others.
Visit our website for more information, http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/maths/masters.



CORDA is a growing Decision Support Consultancy that has supported some of the UK’s most important and complex Defence decisions over the past 30 years. Today, we are proud to be a part of BAE Systems, where we operate as the Centre of Excellence for Modelling and Analysis services, responsible for supporting both the businesses within BAE Systems and a range of external customers, including MoD. We collaborate with experts across the industry to provide our customers with the best possible solutions.
In order to meet the growing demand for our services, we are looking for confident and motivated graduates with a passion for problem solving and O.R. In return, you will get the opportunity to rapidly develop both technical and consultancy skills and work with a variety of O.R./Defence experts.
For more information, please visit our website: www.corda.co.uk.



Datatech Analytics is a renowned arm of the progressive Evergreen Group (established 1990) we are considered to be the leading supplier of professionals in the Analytics field.
Our consultants pride themselves on understanding not just your skills and specialisms as a candidate, but also your aspirations and key values to ensure that the recruitment solution we offer you meets your life and work objectives. We believe in working with you to plan and support your career journey - that’s why so many candidates end up being our clients as well.
Thinking laterally and resourcefully we focus on delivering a highly personalised recruitment service with quick and effective results - recruitment is our business, people are our passion.

Visit our website to find out more, http://www.datatech.org.uk/


Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Dstl is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), delivering trusted and impartial advice and solutions for defence-related science and technology issues that impact on the security of the UK. It’s demanding, exciting and rewarding work and each year Dstl recruits approximately 80 graduates to be part of it.
Graduates receive a balanced programme of courses to develop technical and non-technical skills. Sponsorship is available to gain Chartered status and take further qualifications. There are also opportunities for secondments, both in the UK and overseas. Details of Dstl’s current graduate vacancies can be found on our website at www.dstl.gov.uk/careers.



dunnhumby is the world’s leading customer science company. We analyse data and apply insights from more than 400 million customers across the globe to create better customer experiences and build loyalty. Our insights and strategic process help clients create competitive advantage and enjoy sustained growth. dunnhumby employs more than 2,000 employees in offices throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, and serves a prestigious list of companies including Tesco, The Kroger Co., Coca-Cola, Macy's, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo and Shell.
For more information, please visit us at www.dunnhumby.com/yourfuture



Our mission is to revolutionize travel through the power of technology.
Collectively, the Expedia brands cover virtually every aspect of researching, planning, and booking travel, from choosing the best airplane seat, to reading personal travel reviews of hotels, to planning what to do in a destination once you arrive. The Expedia portfolio serves both leisure and business travelers with tastes and budgets ranging from modest to luxury. Expedia delivers consumer travel demand from nearly every continent to nearly 149,000 hotels and hundreds of airlines, tour operators, car rental companies and destination services supply partners.  Please visit www.lifeatexpedia.com to start your journey.



EY is a professional services company employing 167,000 people across 150 countries. Within EY we have a strong and growing O.R. practice working across sectors within and beyond the UK.
With great career development opportunities, and a strong support mechanism to aide your professional technical growth, we firmly believe that the EY O.R. practice presents an exciting opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in O.R.
We place our clients’ needs at the heart of what we do and have a proven track record of delivering successful O.R. projects.  You will find yourself using the full range of operational research techniques across optimisation, simulation and general scenario modelling, and from very early on in your career, experience working closely with clients to solve challenging problems.
Further information on Operational Research graduate recruitment at EY can be found at: http://www.ey.com/UK/en/Careers/Students/Transactions---Operational-Research


Government Operational Research Service (GORS)

The Government Operational Research Service (GORS) supports and champions Operational Research (OR) across government.
 OR specialists advise government on how to make the best possible use of public money.  With their skills in modelling and analysis, they help formulate government policy and find effective ways of putting it into practice.
Operational research is about working with policy makers and managers to solve tomorrow's problems today.  It calls for scientific methods of analysis and a systematic exploration of the quantifiable aspects of key problems.  OR analysts are there to give managers objective advice on the most appropriate options for future action.

Visit the GORS website http://www.operational-research.gov.uk/recruitment/ for more information.



IBM's Business Dynamics team is unique in the world of management consulting – providing strategic consulting with an analytical twist. This means we look for highly numerate graduates, especially those with scientific, engineering and mathematical backgrounds. Our graduates often have more than one degree, and all of them share a passion for solving complex problems in the real world. Part of the Business Analytics & Optimisation (BAO) Practice - the fastest growing area of IBM - we are at the heart of building a Smarter Planet and have around 40 consultants who work alongside other specialists within IBM Global Business Services, the world’s largest consultancy organisation.

More information about the role can be found on our recruitment website.


Lancaster University

The Department of Management Science at Lancaster University has a worldwide reputation as an international centre of excellence, with students from many countries studying on undergraduate and Masters programmes and undertaking research. Our teaching and research have both gained the highest possible ratings in the most recent assessments of teaching and research in UK universities.
The Department is part of Lancaster University Management School, which received the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award in 2012. 
Visit http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/departments/mansci/ for more information.



We're the world's largest building society as well as one of the UK's largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. We're also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans.
With around 15 million members, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK population.
In the first half of 2013/2014 alone we helped 30,400 people buy their first home. Since the credit crunch began in 2007, we've remained profitable against a very difficult economic environment.
Analytics has a huge impact on the way we run our business, and in order to keep progressing we are expanding in a number of fields including: Risk Management, Financial Performance and Group Products & Marketing.

Find out more about our analytical vacancies, https://www.nationwide-jobs.co.uk/sas-analysts.aspx?keywords=SAS2013


Prospect Recruitment

 Prospect Recruitment is a niche consultancy specialising in the quantitative analytical arena, with our roots in the Operational Research/Business Modelling field going back over 35 years. The combination of this market focus and our consultants' extensive knowledge of this specialist arena, has successfully underpinned our recruitment activities, which span the full range of private sector industry and commerce.

Ranging from OR applications such as linear programming, optimisation, simulation and yield management; through financial modelling, forecasting and system dynamics; to customer insight, marketing, risk and pricing analytics; and statistical analysis and related decision support, we are able to offer immense depth of market knowledge and insight.

This depth of understanding and personal experience enables our consultants to provide a 1st class service to both candidates seeking the right move, and companies seeking the right hire. We ensure that optimal match is achieved, mutual expectations are maintained and the complex subtleties of the market are understood.

With over 70% of our business being either repeat or via personal recommendation, we pride ourselves on being the best in our field.

Visit our website http://www.prospect-rec.co.uk/ for more information.



SIMUL8 Corporation has grown quickly from a start-up to a company whose software has helped deliver cost-savings and efficiency gains for major organizations across the world. SIMUL8 Corporation develops, markets, and supports business simulation software that enhances the way people make and communicate decisions.
At SIMUL8 you will work with Fortune 500 companies and will have the opportunity to really make a difference. Our employees have the chance on a daily basis to deliver ROI in Manufacturing, contribute to advances in Aerospace and will save lives in Healthcare.
Visit our website to find out more, http://simul8.com/careers/



Sparx is an exciting new company that marks the start of something incredible. Not just for the world of education and technology, but for everyone that joins our team. We’re working on the first scientific study of – and solution to – how technology can be created and adapted to optimise learning. Everyone at Sparx shapes what it is, so we’re looking for the very brightest minds across a range of technical and scientific disciplines including O.R. to join our team. If you’re looking for a challenge and want to be part of something that’s really going to make a difference, then come and talk to us.

Visit our website for more information, www.sparx.co.uk


Steer Davies Gleave

Steer Davies Gleave consultants are qualified planners, engineers, economists, designers, operations experts, business strategy and finance analysts, researchers, specialists in marketing, communication & public relations, software developers, social scientists and environmentalists, along with a wealth of experienced and highly-skilled support staff. Collectively Steer Davies Gleave has the skills, experience and versatility to analyse all the issues present within the transport industry, to generate technical solutions, and to advise on practical implementation. Visit the website www.steerdaviesgleave.com for more information, for details about graduate recruitment visit http://www.steerdaviesgleave.com/careers/graduates.


University of Southampton

CORMSIS (Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems)
Advanced mathematical and analytical modelling methods for better decisions
CORMSIS at the University of Southampton is the largest and most comprehensive groups of OR/MS/IS researchers in the UK, with over 30 academics and over 60 research students. It covers the whole spectrum of current OR/MS/IS from theoretical mathematical developments to problem structuring and knowledge management, and has internationally-renowned expertise in the specific areas of risk, optimisation, finance and health. We offer 4 MSc programmes in Operational Research, Operational Research and Finance, Business Analytics and Management Science, and Management Science and Finance. We also have experience in consultancy, student placements and joint research.
Email: cormsis@soton.ac.uk    Web:  www.soton.ac.uk/cormsis


Warwick Business School

Our MSc Business Analytics course will provide you with the best possible start to your career in an operational research or analytics environment. Designed in conjunction with IBM and SAS, the course will give you commercial research experience for your CV through a project and dissertation. We attract top class employers and many of our graduates are working at some of the biggest companies in the OR and big data industries.
Meet Dr Arne Strauss and our recruitment team on 19 November to discuss your options or visit our website to find out more: http://www.wbs.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business-analytics/


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