Data expert traineeship / Young talent data expert

  • Mploy Associates
  • Utrecht, Nederland
  • okt 31, 2019
Traineeship Quantitative Marketing Data Analyst

Job Description


Do you like the challenge of making large amounts of data meaningful? And do you see that data is the engine of the current financial system? Then the Data Expert Young Talent Program is definitely for you! Every day you are busy collecting and understanding data and discovering patterns within this data. In addition to a challenging position as a data expert, the Young Talent Program also offers you a personalized program in which you develop yourself into an authentic high-end professional.

What does your work as a Data Expert look like?

Your work is all about collecting, interpreting and processing large amounts of data. You often have to research and edit the sources of this data yourself, using SQL, SAS and/or Python. You select the relevant variables, edit the data and apply business rules to this. Examples of further work:

  • Discussing data requirements for different quantitative models;
  • Making an inventory of the relevant databases within the bank and gaining access to them;
  • Combining tables (merging/linking) and aggregating data in SQL, SAS and/or Python;;
  • Devising and applying data quality analyzes (e.g., identifying trends over time, missing values, and extreme values);
  • Investigating the plausibility of the new data;
  • Documenting the data sourcing process and descriptive statistics whilst discussing this with the business units;

Furthermore, you answer many ad hoc questions from stakeholders who would like to understand the data as well as you do. Depending on which team and department you ultimately work on, the specifics of you work duties will be fine-tuned. The reason for this, is that you will perform slightly different activities at a bank, compared with an insurer.

Our vision

Our Young Talent Program is aimed at training the next generation of leaders and professionals within the financial industry. Within Mploy Associates we do our utmost to develop your technical and soft skills within 24 months.

Four days a week you work at a bank or insurer in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam or The Hague and one day a week you work in-house at Mploy Associates to follow your personalized Young Talent Program. In 24 months we will prepare you for the next career step as a high-end professional at the bank or insurer. As a Young Talent at Mploy Associates, you are able to understand and execute detailed and challenging assignments at the bank or insurer in detail. You dare to excel.

In addition to focusing on your career and ambitions, we also believe that making a social contribution is important. That is why you, together with your Young Talent team, will also be involved at two pro bono projects at NGOs.

Coaching and guidance

Your personalized Young Talent Program will be drawn up under joint supervision of Mploy Associates and the partner organization. On day one, you and your Talent Manager from Mploy Associates do meet to map your ambitions and draw up an action plan. In close cooperation with the manager at the bank or insurer, we personalize the 10 modules of the Young Talent Program to ensure that all facets of your personal and technical development receive the attention they deserve. In addition to the personal guidance from Mploy Associates, you also receive daily supervision from your colleagues at the bank or insurer.

What are we looking for?

For the Young Talent position Data Expert we are looking for graduates with different data related backgrounds, experiences and passions. To specify:

  • You have 0-3 years of work experience and want to learn everything about big data and the processing of these kind of data;
  • You want to put your data related knowledge that you have gained during your HBO or WO study program into practice (e.g., Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Aerospace Engineering or another related study);
  • You have experience with programming in SQL or at least are an expert in working with large data files;
  • You are ambitious, self-reflective and dare to be confident in an authentic way;
  • You do not shy away from using your analytical skills towards complex problems, and you are able to solve them in a creative and logical manner;
  • You are energized from switching with various stakeholders and know how to acquire the necessary information.

What do we offer?

We offer the opportunity to become an expert in the field of data analysis, where we train you in a proven way to excel into a high-end professional. Needless to say, excellent working conditions are of great value to us. This includes the following:

  • Working 4 days a week at a large bank or insurer in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam or The Hague;
  • Developing yourself 1 day a week in-house with personalized and professional coaching and training;
  • Regular fun team activities with the other Young Talents; think of escape rooms, drinks and dinners;
  • An international working environment with Young Talents from all over the world;
  • The possibility to obtain a work permit when required: we are an official visa sponsor;
  • Pro-deo YT projects with socially relevant NGOs;
  • The opportunity to take the next career step with the client after successfully completing the YTP;
  • A competitive salary, performance bonus and great fringe benefits;
  • And finally, a public transport card and OV-bike.

Application process

To ensure that you have a good idea of ​​the procedure, we will explain it briefly here. First, an introductory meeting will take place in order to get to know each other better. If this meeting is positive for both of us, we go through a number of Young Talent positions with you based on your qualities and preferences. After a short assessment, we invite you for an in-depth interview with the relevant bank or insurer, after which we will definitively decide whether this Young Talent position is the right choice for you. Apply through the apply button!

When to start?

Every 3 months a new group of Young Talents starts within our program, with the added possibility of joining a little bit earlier or later. Together with you we look at the best moment to start, depending on your graduation and other significant factors.

So are you working on your thesis or have you already graduated, and would you like to develop yourself into a Data Expert within the financial sector, then send your resume to We will reply within two working days.