Internship: Data Management and Production - Marine Geospatial Information

Internship: Data Management and Production - Marine Geospatial Information

Salary: £18,800 plus benefits

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Hours: Full time 

Contract: 12 month placement

The UK Hydrographic Office's (UKHO) 12 month placement schemes, commencing summer 2020, offer unrivalled opportunities to gain "real-world" industry experience working alongside experts in fields such as geospatial data management, GIS, hydrography, cartography, oceanography and navigation. You will also experience the wider benefits of working in a modern, flexible and supportive working environment with great benefits, alongside colleagues who are passionate about what we deliver for our customers.

About the UKHO

UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We survey and chart the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

The role

Our Interns join the UKHO as a cohort and receive a tailored package of training before joining either a Marine Geospatial/Hydrographic Data Management team or a Production team. In both teams Interns continue to receive on the job training in our processes and GIS systems, enabling them to contribute to the production and maintenance of navigational and geo-spatial products and services.

Day-to-day activities include database management, using GIS based production systems to complete rules-based editing of UKHO geo-spatial products, data sourcing, data capture and distribution and quality checking.  Other tasks may include managing and maintaining records, archival research and job preparation. 

If you have a real interest in working with marine/geospatial information and delivering products and services for customers, whilst building practical experience of using GIS software packages then this could be the right placement opportunity for you.

What we are looking for

To be successful in your application you will need to be either studying or recently studied a relevant subject at Further or Higher education level, such as Geography, Hydrography, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences. Through your studies you will have gained experience of analysing or manipulating data and an understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). If you have the relevant subject knowledge and you are a team player, with great attention to detail and the ability to work to deadlines, then we would love to hear from you.  

For more information and to apply please visit our website by clicking the apply button.

Closing date: 23:55 pm 31 January 2020.

UKHO embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

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