Data Management Internship

UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO)
Taunton, Somerset
15 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunity

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), a UK government agency who are recognised as the global leader in maritime geospatial information, are offering a unique opportunity for three interns to join the Operations Division on a one-year placement.

The Operations Division provides the stewardship, governance, management and analysis of marine data and data infrastructure behind our world leading products and services which save lives, contribute to global trade efficiency and support environmental protection, resource exploration, scientific research and security and defence.

The division attracts a broad range of specialisms, including regional geospatial and international engagement, GIS based data management, data manipulation, ocean science, hydrographic surveying, bathymetric processing, geodesy, and remote sensing.

As an Intern you will gain "real world" experience and valuable insight working with experts within these fields who are passionate about what we deliver for our customers. You will also experience the wider benefits of working in a modern, flexible and supportive working environment.

What will you be doing?

Following introductory training, Interns will be deployed into a Marine Geospatial/Hydrographic Data Management Team of approximately 10 – 12 staff of differing levels. You will support the analysis of marine geospatial data and the generation of products from GIS databases, whilst receiving on the job mentoring.

Day-to-day activities include database management, using GIS based production systems to complete rules-based editing of UKHO geo-spatial products, data sourcing, data capture and distribution and quality checking. Other tasks may include managing and maintaining records, archival research and job preparation.

Skills and experience we are looking for

You will be either currently or have recently studied a relevant subject (e.g. Geography, Hydrography, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences) at a further or higher education level and will have experience analysing or manipulating data. With an understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) you will possess good IT skills with the ability to learn and apply new, non-MS software packages.

How to apply

For further information about the role and the shortlisting requirements please click the apply button to be directed to our website.

You will need to prepare a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role covering the criteria set out in the “short-list” section.  Please limit you examples to around 250 words per criteria (approx. 1000 words total). Your examples do not need to be work-related.

Completed applications must be received by 12pm on 29 May 2019

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that the evidence you provide in your competency statement must demonstrate that you meet the minimum pass mark, set by the short-list panel, for each criteria listed in the ‘short-list’ section, above.

The short-list panel will not be made aware of any individual that has applied under GIS; this information will be processed solely by HR, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles.



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