We are passionate about people and passionate about data.
We are Pivigo Recruitment, a niche recruitment firm uniquely focused solely on delivering Data Scientists and doing so with only the highest levels of candidate and client care. Here’s why:
1. The emergence of the Big Data phenomenon and the new job title ‘Data Scientist’. These people, charged with making sense of vast data resources and turning them into actionable insights for business, are in extremely high demand and short supply.
2. Pivigo’s unique access to not only the existing data science talent pool but also the exceptional, and largely hidden analytical talent looking to transition from academia into commercial industry.
The Pivigo team strongly advocates a data-driven business strategy and is passionate about delivering the people British industry needs to gain the insights, efficiencies and ultimately competitive advantage that can be achieved from better analysis of data resources. Most UK sectors are looking to make better use of the data but the vast majority will need data scientists to realise the true value on offer.
What’s in a name?
Pivigo comes from the financial acronym for “Present Value of future Growth Opportunities”. We chose it because we believe our candidates have great growth opportunities before them and offer tremendous value to any business they join.
“42% of leaders believe their organisation to be behind others in its use of analytics.”
“47% of UK organisations say a lack of skills is the biggest barrier to unlocking the value of data faster”
“Relevance of pre-existing skills and exciting tasks on offer are key reasons for analytical academics choosing commercial data science careers”
For those of you just getting started, now is a great time to be setting off on your commercial data science career. The roles are plentiful and the rewards are exceptional. Sure, the salaries are decent but additionally the data science industry is at such an early stage that there are opportunities to have a genuine impact on the organisations you join, be them start-ups, public sector or multi-nationals. Data-driven strategies are emerging across all industries and sectors and the work of the data scientist is increasingly influencing the way these businesses operate and how we live our lives. You’ve already got the core analytical skills. You may even have the commercial awareness. Let us invest the time in you to bring it all together and find the right commercial data science opportunity to get you off and running.
Those of you looking for your next data science adventure, the Pivigo network is sure to yield results. The more we know about you, the better suited those results will be. According to the Nesta and RSS report ‘Model Workers’ from early 2014, four out of five data-intensive businesses are struggling to find the skills they need to meet the growing demand. The uptake on data analytics is certain to continue to grow dramatically over the coming years resulting in fantastic opportunities for you; the pioneering and experienced data scientists.
Our service is free for candidates and here’s a taste of what we’ll work on with you:
Give us a call on +44 (0) 207 788 4710 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your exciting data science career.
Looking to brush up on your data science skills and commercial awareness? Don’t forget Pivigo Academy’s Science to Data Science (S2DS), Europe’s largest data science bootcamp for analytical PhDs. It’s running again during summer 2015 and you’ll find more information and a newsletter signup at www.s2ds.org.
Looking to differentiate your firm in the analytical talent market? Want a unique talent solution delivered with the utmost professionalism and industry knowledge? Looking for a firm that delivers what it promises and keeps you posted all along the way?
In addition to our network of those already out there plying their trade as data scientists, Pivigo has unique access to the best and brightest of analytical talent leaving academia for commercial data science careers. The Pivigo brand is becoming synonymous with data science and our network has us thoroughly connected amongst the active and experienced data scientists in the market. Pivigo has all your bases covered; junior, experienced, senior or CDO.
‘Data Scientist’ means different things to different organisations. Let us learn about your business culture, challenges and opportunities and we’ll find the right people to provide your analytical capabilities. We understand how to identify those candidates suited to your business requirements and promise not to waste your time with any that don’t! Hiring the wrong candidate is a costly exercise. Let’s work together and get it right.
You know you should be hiring a team to better use of your data resources but don’t know how to get started?
We understand how to build data science teams; in fact Kim regularly speaks at conferences including Strata and PyData on this very subject. We can help you work out the skills you need in your team and then help you find them, all the while mindful of the culture that makes your organisation unique and successful.
Please contact us on +44 (0) 207 788 4710 or write to email@example.com and learn more about what Pivigo data science candidates can do for your firm.
Has your firm got an exciting data analytics project you’d like to set a few PhDs loose on? Would you like to hire direct from Europe’s largest data science bootcamp? Do you want to be part of an exciting data science initiative promoted heavily to a large scientific and commercial audience? Visit www.s2ds.org to learn about partnering with Pivigo Academy’s Science to Data Science (S2DS) for the summer 2015 programme.
Founder and Managing Director
My recruitment career began soon after I relocated from Melbourne early in 2005. 18 months later I co-founded three niche healthcare recruitment brands, each specialising in their own discipline within clinical medicine. The group’s rapid growth was recognised by way of a series of industry awards (Best Newcomer and Best Healthcare recruitment firm, Recruiter Magazine Awards for Excellence, 2009) and much-sought-after preferred supplier status for the NHS.
Following exit from that business, I undertook an MBA at Cranfield School of Management where the Pivigo concept was born, completing my studies in September 2012.
I strongly believe many commercial businesses stand to gain much from embracing academia and including former-academics in their recruitment strategy. There are few other breeding grounds that develop the same quality of analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skill as advanced degree academia.
I believe mutually beneficial long-term relationships are achievable, not just desirable and are built on exceptional and professional customer service. Every candidate-client fit counts.
Founder and Operations Director
My scientific career journey started similar to many others’ I think. I was a teen-ager, curious about the heavens above who borrowed a book about astronomy and decided to become an astronomer. A PhD and two post-docs later it was clear to me that my career path was diverging from an academic one and I left to study for an MBA at Cranfield University. I then worked briefly in financial services before embarking on the adventure that starting your own business is.
I am still passionate about science, and about helping scientists fulfill their potential. I get a buzz from talking to hopeful candidates and sharing my experiences, but also from talking to clients and companies looking to take advantage of the value that an advanced degree holding candidate brings. If you are in either of these categories then please contact me and I will be more than happy to help in any way I can.
We regularly run a series of free webinars throughout the year. Please follow the links to register your place. The topics are:
Introduction to Data Science. This webinar takes you through the basics of Big Data. What is it, what skills does it require, and what tools should I learn more about? The presentation also includes real examples of Big Data in use, and takes you through a simple text analysis example. Next webinar 15 January at 6pm GMT. Sign up here.
How to score a Data Science job. What great transferable skills do you have? How should you target your application and make it commercial? And once you have that coveted Data Science interview, how can you impress the interviewer and land that Data Science job? Next webinar 29 January at 6pm GMT. Sign up here.
Commercial awareness and why it matters. What affects the profits of a company? How can you segment the customers? What impact will your work have on the bottom line? Displaying not only technical skills, but also business understanding in your intervews will set you above the rest. How to gain commercial awareness. Next webinar 12 February at 6pm GMT. Sign up here.