Graduate R&D Analyst

£24,000 - £26,000
London, Vauxhall


Luke Owen Edmunds

I am a Senior Recruitment Consultant, working primarily on graduate jobs in the medical and healthcare sectors, as well as with the odd FMCG client!

My area of expertise

Through my time at Give A Grad A Go so far, I have had the opportunity to work on many roles in a variety of sectors. But because of my scientific background I enjoy working on the graduate jobs that we have on in the MedTech and HealthTech sectors.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I initially used Give A Grad A Go to help me find a job. I got to the final stages of lots of jobs, but nothing was quite the right fit for me. When I came in to talk to some of the Consultants here, one of them suggested that I come and interview here! I hadn’t considered graduate jobs in recruitment before, but upon careful consideration I thought that it would be an excellent chance for me to develop myself, as well as help out graduates who are going through exactly what I was.

The worst job I've had

I wouldn't say that I have had any really terrible jobs thankfully! However there have certainly been some tough moments that have not been too much fun. The closest I have come to quitting is when I worked on a sheep farm in Australia. It was the middle of summer, about 40 degrees and we were working in the wool shed. The roof was corrugated iron and only made it hotter - after a few hours of hard physical work I had definitely had enough!

Interested in R&D, looking for analyst jobs in London, and want to work for one of the UK’s leading tax consultancies?

Company profile

In this R&D Analyst job, you will be joining the London offices of a specialist R&D tax consultancy, whose vision is to assist companies from the ground up to revolutionise R&D claims for their business. A total of 3.5bn was claimed in R&D tax credits by innovative UK companies in 2016-17, and this consultancy want to continue supporting and enabling this figure to increase year on year. Using their expertise and industry knowledge, they want to give business owners the ability to maximise the amount of tax benefit they are eligible for.

Job description

In this R&D Analyst graduate job, you will get the opportunity to shadow and soak up as much R&D knowledge as possible from the more experienced members of the team, to aid and enable your growth. After gaining some experience assisting other consultants within the team with repeat claims, you will progress from shadowing to taking the financial or technical lead on upcoming repeat claims, to further your experience and understanding of the reports and claims they produce for clients.

Key responsibilities

In this R&D Analyst graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking research into the client’s R&D activities
  • Creating project files
  • Setting up workshop meetings and gathering claim information for further discussion at the client workshop
  • Attending workshops and detailed technical discussions, and sufficiently documenting these to compile strong supporting information for internal files
  • Drafting initial technical descriptions, claim approach summaries and claim calculations
  • Liaising with senior team members to draft responses to client questions
  • Participating in the firm’s internal R&D training for continuous development on the R&D Tax legislation

Job requirements

  • A 2.1 from a top university - CompSci, Engineering, Maths and Physics preferred
  • A keen interest in technology and code
  • Top written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong eye for detail and methodical mindset

Benefits of the job

  • A great starting salary of 24,000 - 26,000, depending on experience
  • Fantastic offices in Vauxhall
  • Flexible working – they care about whether you do your job, not where you do it
  • Unlimited holiday after passing probation
  • An onboarding budget to ensure you’ve got your perfect work set-up
  • Health insurance which includes gym membership, health, optical and dental care
  • Huge potential for career progression and growth

Looking for R&D Analyst jobs in London and want to join a rapidly growing consultancy in the heart of the city? If you’re a detail-oriented graduate with great communication skills, apply for this R&D Analyst job today!

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