Business Analyst Placement Student

Closing Date: 12 Jan 2020

Power NI Business Analyst Student Placement                        

Your new company…

Power NI is the largest electricity supplier in Northern Ireland, supplying 465,000 homes and 35,000 businesses. It employs over 350 staff and operates over three sites in Belfast, Antrim and Omagh. Its core business focuses on securing wholesale electricity to meet customers’ needs as competitively as possible, including from renewable sources, and to onward market, sell and bill effectively to those customers.

The business has a strong brand reputation and is passionate about service innovation and excellence.

Part of a bigger group….

Power NI is part of Energia Group. Energia Group is the leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market. With substantial businesses in both NI and the ROI and an annual turnover of circa €1.5 Billion, Energia Group is one of Ireland’s Top 50 Businesses.

Your new role…

We are offering a 12-month student placement within Service Operations. Working with key management information from across a range of applications, you will be continually encouraged to analyse data, identify trends and correlations, and prepare reports, graphs and materials for management to enable improvements across the business to help us get maximum value. In a fast-paced business, you will develop your skill set and business knowledge to maintain exceptional quality and delivery.

Main Duties


  • Assisting with all aspects of business analysis and management information reporting
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of appropriate management information systems and reporting tools
  • Responsible for analysing data, identifying trends and correlations
  • Preparing robust, detailed accurate reports and commentary for management review
  • Investigating root causes of potential errors and helping to implement effective solutions
  • Analysing existing business processes and systems, recommending and implementing continuous improvements
  • Arranging charity and team building events for the Antrim site
  • Liaise with Management Team to develop better reporting mechanisms and contribute to process improvement activity where appropriate
  • Assist with the management of staff incentive pilots, via the collection of relevant statistics and reporting of these results to staff



What will you get?

An attractive benefits package with the opportunity to earn a bonus of up to £500 at the end of your placement. This role will be based in our offices in Antrim which offers free coffee/tea and kitchen facilities, along with soft rooms for informal meetings and a recreational area for break times.

The successful candidate will be enrolled into the Company Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of up to 6% and will also avail of 20 days holiday per year plus 11 statutory days. A range of additional employee benefits include: employee assistance programme, social clubs and subsidised gym membership.

IGNITE Programme

On placement you will be welcomed onto the IGNITE Student Placement Programme where you will learn more about team building, personal effectiveness, building resilience and presenting yourself, all skills that will not only benefit you on placement, but throughout your whole career. Find out more about our student programme emailing us at: [email protected]


          Knowledge and Experience

Essential Criteria

  • Applicants must be studying for an honours degree in a relevant discipline, but preferably with a mathematical/statistical element and have completed year 2 by June 2020.
  • Module results to date must have a combined average in excess of 60%, up to and including 2019 Semester results*
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills with the ability to present findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of data analysis techniques
  • Excellent working knowledge of reporting tools and MS Excel

*The module results combined average may be increased if we have a high level of interest.


  • Drive for Results
  • Managing Relations
  • Judgement / Decision Making
  • Communication

How to Apply?

Please email your CV to [email protected], quoting ‘Power NI- Business Analyst Placement Student’ in the subject line. Please ensure that your application demonstrates how you meet the criteria outlined above. All correspondence will be communicated via email.

Additionally, please complete the attached Equality Monitoring Form and return to [email protected] quoting ‘Power NI- Business Analyst Placement Student’ in the subject line. Your application will be considered incomplete if you fail to return both monitoring form and CV. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th January 2020.