Junior Data Analyst

Paid Internship £10 ph (Kickstart): 

We are offering professionals a great start to their career in start-ups and financial services.

This role includes training, exposure to the Fintech industry and can form the foundations of a career in Data Science and AI (no prior experience required).


  • £10 per hour

  • 25 hours per week for 6 months

  • Paid internship with an immediate start that could lead to a full-time role

  • WFH the norm

  • Access to courses and training

  • Exposure to the management team

  • Available to job-seekers as part of the Kickstart Scheme (must comply with all Kickstart requirements)


The Role

  • Sourcing seed data to power Ship Shape’s database.

    • Finding and vetting new Venture Capital firms.

    • Identifying and qualifying new data sources.

    • Researching portfolio companies.

  • Manual Quality Assurance (QA) of the data capture system output.

    • Work alongside the Data Science (DS) team to develop and test.

    • Maintain documentation of QA.

  • Manual capture of data

  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

    • Continual testing of our tools to ensure issues are found and logged with relevant detail.

    • Formal documentation of bugs and issues. When necessary, briefing the team on your findings.

  • Curating the Database.

    • Understanding the data and the reason(s) behind it appearing in searches.

    • Identifying and documenting gaps in the database to allow additional data capture to occur.

  • Taking part in special projects.

    • Test dataset creation and modification of test data.

    • Attend meetings to discuss data requirements for special projects.


Requirements/Training needs

  • Specifics of skills needed to be evidenced:

    • Analytical skills: running large data sets.

    • Time management skills: coordinating one's own activities to stay on schedule.

    • Documentation skills: writing procedures and reports that can be used by members of the team.

    • Self-starter/motivator: the ability to work out what tasks need to be done, and stay on course to hit a deadline.

    • Excel/ Google Sheets: proficient at manipulating data and building checks and tests.


  • No direct professional experience is required.

  • Evidence of experience of using the skills above is required through other activities (e.g. University tasks and projects).


  • Follow data management practices and policies.

  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success.

  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.

  • Team player.

  • Good time-management skills.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Remote working/ WFH is the norm


About Ship Shape

What’s different about working here?


Hack day/ Research Day every fortnight

This idea normally applies only to IT roles, but at Ship Shape it applies to every role. Each fortnight post-probation you have one hack day to work on whatever project/ research/ skills improvement/ hack you want. It does need to have some connection to the business and your professional development, but you’ll be actively discouraged from doing your day job in disguise on this day.


The best ideas, the best teams, and improvement come from people that can grow at work and have ideas. The grindstone doesn’t allow for that. So have a hack day.

20 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus bank holidays. We want our team taking holidays and fully switching their mind elsewhere.

Email jobs@shipshape.vc you fancy joining Ship Shape!

Please include your Name, CV, Cover Letter and Contact Details with subject “[your name] paid internship”

We look forward to meeting you!