Experian – Hints & Tips

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Currently they have over 15,000 employees worldwide and operate in 4 key areas of business these are:

  1. Consumer services
  2. Credit services
  3. Decision analytics
  4. Marketing services

Headquartered in Nottingham the company has some great opportunities for students looking to gain valuable experience with an international brand. Their vacancies include: Marketing, Finance, Economics and business analytics.

Why Experian?

Apart from working with a company that is known around the world and ever growing. Experian offer their placement students a wide range of perks including:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Buddy/ mentor system
  • Direction
  • Discipline – a real taste of the working world
  • Experience working part of a big business
  • Improved skills such as excel and presentation skills
  • FUN! Volunteering and other charity and social opportunities
  • Perks and discounts such as gyms and contract phones
  • 3 days of community work
  • Various company sports clubs including football
  • 25 days holidays

What do Experian look for in their candidates?

Commercially focused individuals – Students who have a genuine passion for both the company and the industry.

Enthusiasm – Students who are willing to take on and manage multiple tasks

Communication skills – Being a customer focused business you must have a strong ability to communicate both verbally and through the written word

Application process

The application process can be broke down into a 5 step process

  1. Cover letter and CV
  2. Online testing Verbal & Numerical
  3. Phone interview (Competency based questions)
  4. Assessment day
  5. 2nd interview

For more information on the positions available at Experian please click here.

What our students say –

“Carrying out a placement year is one of the best things you can do whilst studying at university. It not only gives you the chance to put everything you have learned into practice but enables you to develop as person in the ‘real working world’. The experience is just invaluable!”

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