Young Graduate Trainee Program in Data Science

Eager to work on data-centric projects but not sure in what role? We’re looking for young graduates (in Ghent and Rotterdam) set on acquiring hands-on skills in the broader field of Data Science. Join our rotational 18-month trainee program, experience three different job positions and boost your skills as you discover what role suits you best. Stop pondering over your next move and send us your CV and motivation letter!

Key responsibilities

Over a period of 18 months, a trainee will take up three roles during consecutive periods of 6 months. Key responsibilities will vary according to the role one assumes.

Starting as a ‘Data Scientist’, your data analytical skills will be sharpened, providing you with the ability to create innovative algorithms that generate business value. As a ‘Project Manager’, you will learn how to scope, monitor and allocate resources to various projects. A crucial skill set for each young professional in order to successfully deliver any project.

To conclude the program, each Trainee will be able to finish his/her tenure by taking up the role of either a ‘Data Strategist’ or a ‘Data Engineer’. The choice between both will depend on your background, performance and preference. The ‘Data Strategy’- position is well-suited for business-savvy trainees, helping companies to understand how these technologies and techniques generate business value and providing them with a clear roadmap. The ‘Data Engineering’ position fits the likings of trainees with a more technical profile, looking to dive into data lakes, data warehouses and the deployment of crafted solutions.

As a trainee, you will operate in a fast-growing environment that will require you to take initiative and ownership over projects. This should allow you to get a quick, yet thorough, taste of what it means to assume the abovementioned roles.


Essential capabilities

  • You are a candidate with business acumen and excellent communication skills (both written and oral);
  • You are a strategic thinker and can understand and identify where (advanced) data analytics is able to generate business value;
  • You have strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and interpret large amounts of data to underline the relevant information regarding a specific business objective;
  • You have a good knowledge of data science principles and data architecture;
  • You have a good understanding of predictive models and machine learning;
  • You know how to code in Python and SQL-like querying languages.

Nice to haves

  • Business/leadership experience through internships or other extracurricular activities;
  • Knowledge of other languages (speaking or programming);
  • Experience with deploying solutions on cloud platforms such as Google Cloud, AWS or Azure;
  • Experience with the Google Cloud platform and dashboarding tools (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau).

Your profile

  • You have an MS in Computer Science, Business or Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, AI, Data or Marketing Analysis, Maths, or Statistics;
  • As a generalist, you are eager to test yourself in multiple disciplines;
  • You are a problem solver and love to improve processes;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • You are flexible and stress-resistant.

Our offer

We provide a vibrant working atmosphere with a true scale-up mentality at our offices in Ghent or Rotterdam (your pick!). We offer a full-time position with an attractive compensation package. As we operate in an almost pristine business environment, you will have the opportunity to take initiative on and ownership over projects. Moreover, you will be bestowed with the opportunity to continuously develop your skills, mentored by senior team members, to help you determine what professional career you would like to further pursue.

We always appreciate it when you let us know why you specifically want to work for Crunch Analytics!

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