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Intern - Performance and Data Analyst (Automatic Enrolment)

Reporting to: Automatic Enrolment Analytics Manager
Team: Automatic Enrolment
Contract type: University placement - fixed-term for 12 months
Salary: £15,000 per annum (subject to review in line with future increases to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage)
Location: Brighton
Closing date: 9 February 2020

About us

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is responsible for protecting workplace pensions in the UK, working with employers and those running pensions to help people save safely for their retirement. We have an excellent office location in the heart of Brighton and have a diverse, lively and professional growing workforce.

We are committed to making TPR a great place to work and doing all we can to support our people to reach their full potential. Join our expanding team for the chance to be a part of the biggest change to pensions in a generation.

Our successful internship programme offers rewarding opportunities across key business areas. Whichever role you choose, your time at TPR help you stand out in a tough graduate employment market. You will have the chance to put your academic experience into practice and develop your skills, which will be invaluable for your return to university and the career you choose.


We are looking for an intern to help us to provide non-financial modelling, and analytical reporting on the performance of automatic enrolment to support its operational areas and its transition towards the next target operational model.

Automatic enrolment has been an extremely successful government programme, regulating nearly 1.5 million employers and helping over 10 million workers save into a pension scheme. We are now looking to make better use of our data so that we can increase our efficiency and effectiveness in terms of targeting and engaging with non-compliant employers.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone training within a numerical or IT related discipline seeking hands-on experience to augment the attaining of a formal qualification. Candidates will experience working scenarios that lend themselves to a statistical or data science led career.

The successful candidate will work with an experienced mentor to maintain and develop analytical products using a range of toolsets including SQL Server Management Studio, R Studio and PowerBI. They will be responsible for the extraction, analysis and visualisation of various datasets in order to report on trends and undertake modelling in support of the developing business case. They will have the opportunity to work on projects that will benefit their continued formal learning using real-world automatic enrolment scenarios and data (subject to the appropriate data governance controls).


  • Operate and maintain regular analytical products relating to automatic enrolment for a range of internal stakeholders.
  • Deliver ad hoc analytical products relating to automatic enrolment to internal or external projects or stakeholders, focussing on the proactive delivery of insights from the analysis.
  • Build networks internally and externally to understand the key areas of risk and opportunity in respect of regulating automatic enrolment.
  • Experiment with a variety of tools and techniques to provide innovative solutions to assist operational areas.
  • Understand the limitations of the datasets available and implement processes to cleanse and optimise the data.

Essential and desirable criteria

  • Ability to query and analyse large data sets through SQL or similar tools.
  • Data visualisation.
  • Modelling / forecasting.
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) / Freedom of Information principles.
  • Standard Microsoft Office IT software applications.

Person specification

  • Good communicator, particularly communicating complex concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Strong self-starter, with the ability to develop formal and informal networks.
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise workload.
  • Positive approach to problem-solving.

How to apply

We provide an exciting, supportive and flexible working environment, and are committed to helping our people meet their full potential.

TPR is an inclusive employer and offers equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. TPR welcomes applications from the black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BME) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities who are currently under represented at TPR.

Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview.

Please send your CV and a covering letter, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria to

If you have any enquiries with regards to this role or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email