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Since it launched in 1993, Admiral’s story has been an interesting one. The company has grown from a small start up to one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK, and with a presence in seven countries. However, it has managed to keep the unique culture of a much smaller company and has won several awards for being a great employer. It is still based in South Wales, and is one of the largest employers in the region, with over 5,000 members of staff.

Visit http://www.admiralgroup.co.uk/index.php for more information, for details about careers visit Admiral Jobs



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


British Gas (Centrica)

At Centrica, we understand that energy is essential for all of us, both now and for the future.  That’s why we are active in each stage of the energy lifecycle: from sourcing and generating to processing and storing; from trading and supplying to servicing and, crucially, to saving energy.  We are the leading residential and business energy and services provider in the UK. We supply energy and services to millions of homes and businesses, keeping them warm and working by offering customers the most up-to-date energy efficient technology.  Our vision is to become a leading integrated energy company in our chosen markets around the world.

Find out more about our graduate schemes, http://www.centrica.com/index.asp?pageid=1178



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.



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



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

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.


Hartley McMaster (HMcM)

HMcM is a privately owned, independent management consultancy which specialises in analytical consultancy and custom IT developments.

Our approach is built round the twin aims of providing practical solutions supported by logical, robust and insightful analysis. We want our clients to benefits from powerful analytical methods and tools but to have solutions which they can use in a real business environment.

The services we offer are central to the business of organisations in both the public and private sectors.

We are a friendly and supportive company. We are very professional in our work and our reputation is extremely good, but we do find time to enjoy our working environment as well.

HMcM is based in St Albans, 20 miles north of Central London.

Visit our website to find out more, http://www.hmcm.co.uk/About4.html



Business Dynamics is unique in the world of management consulting – providing strategic analytics consulting. 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 http://www-05.ibm.com/employment/uk/graduate-programmes/consulting/index.shtml#strategicConsultant.



NATS is the UK's leading provider of air traffic control services. Each year we handle around 2.2 million flights and 220 million passengers in UK airspace. In addition to providing services to 15 UK airports, we work in more than 30 countries around the world including Spain, the Middle East, the USA and Hong Kong.

The Operational Analysis team provides innovative analysis and insights into NATS Air Traffic, project, and business operations. Our team of analysts undertake complex work in areas including safety analysis, airspace capacity, runway capacity, environmental performance, post-operational event analysis, traffic forecasting and performance monitoring. The department undertakes a significant programme of external business around the world to a number of international clients.

Visit our website to find more about NATS, http://www.nats.co.uk, and careers with us, http://www.nats.co.uk/careers/.



ORH Limited is a management consultancy based in Reading, specialising in resource and location planning in the public sector.

The company uses analytical and modelling techniques to address resource planning issues in the Ambulance, Fire, Police and Health services, and also for other public sector bodies. Operational Research techniques are applied by experienced OR consultants and analysts.

ORH has built up a wide-ranging international portfolio of resource planning experience, completing over 600 studies across 10 countries since 1986.  The company is commissioned by Government bodies, purchasing authorities and service providers.

Visit the ORH website for more information, www.orhltd.com.


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 (link- http://www.prospect-rec.co.uk/) for more information.



We help our clients create the value they want, from public and private companies, to governments and charities. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them. Our Insight and Analytics team is part of our global analytics network and is one of the fastest growing parts of the firm. We specialise in solving complex client problems using data, analysis and modelling.

Our offer to you...

  • To be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.
  • Work directly with big name clients where you’ll get to grips with the value they’re looking for by getting into the detail.
  • Provide an environment where you’ll be able to explore new opportunities, to help you grow and find your niche.
  • Give you access to the best learning and development around.

For more information on Graduate Opportunities, please visit our website http://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/student/index.jhtml



As a graduate working in Risk Models at RBS, the quality of your analysis, the ideas you bring and the decisions you drive will shape our future. We want your fresh thoughts and unique views to challenge how we think, work and serve our customers.

In return, we’ll help you to grow a rewarding career. From day one, you’ll have a strong support network and access to the specialist training you need. You’ll enjoy responsibility early on.

You could be working on a wide range of projects with colleagues across the bank. For example, building a new lending scorecard to help us assess credit risk, making sure our models stand up to rigorous scrutiny, or protecting customers from fraud.

We are looking for people with a strong academic record in a subject with mathematics or statistical content. If you have enthusiasm and the ability to learn quickly, we’ll give you everything you need to turn your raw talent and existing knowledge into a successful career.

Visit http://auk.jobs.RBS.com/ 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.



We're market leaders in what we do. Our projects focus on delivering major improvements to Tesco's supply chain through improving product availability, product security, reducing waste, removing costs, and improving our processes. You'll be joining a high-profile team within Tesco who combine analytical problem-solving with the real world challenges of implementing change quickly within one of the world's largest retailers.

Supply Chain: We manage and improve how the supply chain operates, including promotions, events and new store openings. We work across the business with marketing, buyers and suppliers to make sure plans come together and stock flows seamlessly into our stores.

Replenishment: We manage and improve the processes within stores to keep our shelves full and keep products available for customers. From the warehouse to the shelf, this includes replenishment operations and merchandising the stock control.

Development: We work across the supply chain to improve systems and processes. We work with our IT division to introduce new technology, and with the operations teams to improve core purpose and improve the customer experience.

Shrinkage & Security: We have the accountability for managing unknown loss within our stores and distribution network. In addition, we ensure the safety of our customers and staff.

Visit our website for more careers information, http://www.tesco-careers.com/page.cfm/content/supply-chain-about-us/


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