Research Analyst

Job description

You'll enjoy this role the most if:

  • You want to be fully remote

  • Your bread & butter is doing research and connecting the dots

  • You have superb analytical skills

  • You believe that education changes lives

This is a paid internship (€850 / month internship fee) for a term of 6 months with possibility to extend.

About the Company

The World Economic Forum predicts that we will need to retrain one billion people by 2030. StudentFinance’s Career Mobility Platform is here to scale upskilling globally.

We are proud to empower economic mobility and change people's lives through revolutionary education financing. Our startup is backed by VCs like Iberis Capital, Mustard Seed MAZE, Armilar VP, Seedcamp and many more. And the news are out - we just raised our Series A funding round and 2023 is a year of acceleration! 📈

💥2023 in a nutshell:

  • We’re upgrading our labor market data intelligence with AI models, technology and machine learning

  • We’re serving the UK and ES markets + opening up our operation in Germany

  • We’re expanding to new and exciting fields of study, such as green skills/net zero transition and healthcare

We are building the infrastructure to offer outcomes-based financing. Through Income Share Agreements (ISA for short), people defer the tuition payment and only start making payments after securing a job. ISAs are all about aligned incentives, and so are we at StudentFinance. Our end game is supporting our customer's transition to employment and financial health.

We are building a world-class team of purpose-driven and entrepreneurial people, working in a remote setting from cities across Europe.

About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Research Analyst to join our team and drive our expansion into the green skills sector. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting in-depth research to identify potential opportunities and partnerships that will allow to provide access to relevant and high-quality education in the field of green skills. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the company's strategy and ensuring its success in this emerging market. You will report directly to our CEO about the research project.

Your day-to-day:

  • Conduct comprehensive market research to identify the current landscape and future trends in the green skills education sector.

  • Analyze market data and industry reports to understand key players, market size, growth potential, and competitive positioning.

  • Identify and evaluate potential partnerships, including educational institutions, organizations, and industry leaders in the green skills space.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop a strategic roadmap for StudentFinance's expansion into green skills education.

  • Assess the feasibility and viability of new green skills education programs, considering factors such as market demand, regulatory requirements, and resource allocation.

  • Stay updated on industry developments, policy changes, and emerging technologies related to green skills education.

  • Present research findings, recommendations, and business cases to the team and senior management, enabling informed decision-making.

  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of green skills education programs and initiatives, and propose adjustments or improvements as needed.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key external stakeholders, including industry experts, government agencies, and potential partners.

Job requirements

About You

  • You have Bachelors or Master degree or equivalent, with a focus on research, strategy, entrepreneurship, or a related field.

  • You demonstrated passion for sustainability, environmental issues, and the potential of green skills education.

  • You have clear vision and knowledg of how to conduct market research, data analysis, and strategic planning.

  • You have strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to draw meaningful insights from complex information.

  • Your communication skills are excellent both in writing and verbally, with the ability to present research findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in using market research tools, data analysis software, and Microsoft Office Suite.

    You speak Spanish on a native level and have fluent English

  • Knowledge of the education industry and emerging trends in online learning and skill development is a plus.

  • Familiarity with sustainability frameworks, green certifications, and environmental policies is a plus.

About our Benefits

At StudentFinance, we believe our team is our biggest asset. We are very ambitious and hard-working and expect that this benefits package motivates and generates well-being in the team. Please find below a summary of the current benefits package:

  • You can freely choose your location, we are remote forever! ✈️
  • Unlimited vacation days and flexible working hours - be your own boss! 🏝
  • Personal development budget 🤓 and 1on1 mentoring with inspiring and successful senior experts from our network
  • Access to superb co-working spaces in Madrid 
  • Annual retreats 🧳🛥🏔✈️🏝🫶 We just got back from the latest one in Tenerife 😍