Data Science L&D Internship- Cardiff

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow. Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that is people orientated and technically challenging? 

Are you looking for an internship which combines both your interests in HR- People and Learning & Development, and Data Science?

We are looking for penultimate year students who can answer “yes” to the above for our 2024 Legal & General Summer Internship based in Cardiff. Please note that this role is based in Cardiff and requires some in person working at our new Cardiff office, as part of our hybrid working model. If you do not currently live within a commuteable distance to Cardiff you would be exected to relocate and unfortunately we are unable to offer support to do this. 

We can only accept one application per cycle for our Internship roles, so please consider this before submitting, as your first application will be considered your only application. 

We recruit on a rolling basis and expect this vacancy to close before the deadline. To be in with the best chance of securing a role, please submit your application ASAP 

Job description

The key thing to know is that your role will be broad and diverse, with lots of opportunity to develop. You will join the Retail People Development Team and will work on a variety of projects interacting with many different teams across the HR and Retail division.

The placement programme is designed to give you the fundamental experience and skill set required to excel in a career in Data Science.

Over the course of the 8 weeks, you will be given the chance to experience different projects, develop your professional network and expand on both your people and analytical skills. We hope that by the end of the program you will have built a clearer picture of where your interests and experience can take you within Legal & General and the wider industry.

Job duties include

  • Collecting and analysing learning data to provide insight using both traditional and machine learning methods.
  • Support the team in producing MI
  • Summarising performance of learning programmes to present to senior management to aid in decision making.
  • Develop new reporting tools & improve current team processes by utilising data analytics.   
  • Maintain appropriate documentation supporting the procedures, analyses, decisions, processes, and controls.


First and foremost, we are looking for people with an inquisitive mind and a desire to learn. We’re not expecting prior industry experience, but we’ll want to see that you have the tools to develop quickly. These include:

  • Penultimate year student, on track for minimum of a 2.1 in a related subject – such as, but not limited to, Data Science, or Computer Science
  • Experience with coding languages is highly advantageous (particularly R, SQL and Python)
  • Analytical mind-set, with a high level of numeracy
  • Great communication skills
  • Flexible and a team-player
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Teams)
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning is beneficial but not essential


Rolling deadline