Business Analytics Consultant Internship

Date Opened: Oct 8, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company


About Us


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.


Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 



Research & Analytics at Allstate


Allstate is one of the largest cars and home insurers in the US, serving more than 16 million households and earning over $35 billion in revenue annually. Weʼre also widely recognised as one of the best places to work in Northern Ireland.


At Allstate weʼre on a mission to use data, math and machine learning to directly shape every aspect of how we operate. Of course, when working with hundreds of millions of data points, computer science, programming and strong communication also play an essential role. The D3: Data, Discovery & Decision Science group has over 250 exceptional data scientists, data engineers and business analytics consultants based in Belfast, Charlotte, Chicago, Seattle and Silicon Valley. It’s a great place to be if you’re interested in solving business problems using the concepts developed in your degree.



 The Environment


We are a research group: we work on long-term projects; we read scientific papers and textbooks; we talk about ideas; we explore new programming languages; we huddle around whiteboards; we try out the latest machine learning algorithms; we think about what the company should look like next year and in five years.


We partner with business leaders, influencing how data & analytics are used to solve their business problems. Communication and business acumen to find application is the key to success. The main responsibility of the Business Analytics Consultant is to deliver value by providing our business partners with tools, processes, insights and communications that improve the overall analytical capability of our partners.



Your role in the team


A D3 Business Analytics Consultant Intern will use business acumen to aid in the development of analytical solutions & processes of their team. The Consultant is responsible for clear communication among stakeholders and the project being delivered fulfilling all agreed-upon criteria.


Those who successfully complete their 12-week internship with Allstate Northern Ireland may be made offers of permanent employment with Allstate. These positions will be conditional and commence post-graduation and will be subject to the student securing a first-class classification in their BSc degree or a Distinction or equivalent in their Master’s Degree or PHD.


  • Assists in efforts to build relationships with business stakeholders both internal and external of D3
  • Assists in efforts to maintain current business relationships
  • Develops a basic understanding of core business problems, and looks for opportunities to use advanced analytics
  • Assists in the development of appropriate analytical solutions for business problems
  • Responsible for tasks in smaller lower impact with an emphasis on measurable and value-add deliverables
  • Assists in communicating clearly throughout the project process to all parties involved about the scope, timeline, issues and any changes to them
  • Assists in efforts to ensure partnership through the development process for the successful transition of low complexity research to an operational state within the business unit
  • Assists in documenting all communications, processes, data and considerations involved in the project



So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • In final year of bachelor, masters or equivalent degree in a quantitative or business-related field
  • Must be on track for 2.1 degree classification



We also have some desirable criteria


  • On track for a First-Class degree classification
  • In final year of masters or equivalent degree in a quantitative or business-related field
  • Beginner/Intermediate: SQL, R, Python, Tableau or other analytical tools



What we offer


  • A competitive salary
  • Extensive and thorough in-house training
  • A globally collaborative working environment
  • Invaluable work experience


As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.




Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.



The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 5th November 2022