Perlego • Holborn, United Kingdom

Data Analytics Engineering Internship

Employment type:  Contract


A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Perlego 6 month Internship Programme 2024

Our mission is to make learning accessible to all, so to help us achieve that goal we launched an internship programme, opening up opportunities for people who dream big and want to change the world.

For this we’re looking for someone who is working towards or has completed a computer science degree or similar. Someone who already has technical skills and has the appetite to learn more.

We’re also looking for someone who cares about our mission and wants to make a real impact on the world of education and has an appetite to learn.

What you’ll get:

Why should you choose Perlego? At Perlego we believe in the key role you will play to achieve our shared mission. You'll belong to a culture of dreamers, team players and avid learners with a flexible, value-based approach. Here, you can become your best self, and through your talent, make a real impact in the world of education.

What you’ll learn about

  • Skills in data wrangling and analysis
  • Data structures and file formats, including xml
  • Python & SQL
  • The fundamentals of data processing pipelines
  • AWS
  • Data visualisation
  • Cross-functional collaboration and communication
  • Working in an Agile environment
  • How to present data to support decision-making

What we do

At Perlego, there are 100 of us working hard to make education accessible to all. In this digital age, we believe that anyone should be able to learn anything at any time. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags.

Over the past 5 years, our goal has been to support students across the UK & Europe to access quality books. The next stage of Perlego is twofold: 1) expand our support to students globally, and 2) build a product that goes beyond the book, a platform that helps students study smarter and more effectively.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone structured with an analytical mind. Someone who loves to solve problems and is detail oriented.

The Data team is responsible for ingesting, processing and surfacing data to the business to support decision-making and efficient operations. We maintain a data lake that houses internal and external data, and a reporting platform that supports self service for everyone in the company. We’re also responsible for analysing data and building visualisations to help business stakeholders to be data driven.

The Content Operations team are responsible for processing book files that allow books to be available on our platform to read. These book files includes metadata about the books themselves.

Between the Data team and Content Operations team we maintain a wealth of book data that supports a number of operational processes across different teams.

You’ll be based in the Data team but will have the opportunity to work with both teams to learn how data is captured, processed and stored, and how it is used to drive business value.

What you’ll do

  • Write Python scripts to extract book data from XML and CSV files
  • Perform data cleansing tasks on the data returned
  • Load cleaned book data into our book enrichment process
  • Build data pipelines to integrate and regularly refresh data onto our data lake
  • Monitor data pipelines and troubleshoot issues
  • Connect book data to other data about books using SQL
  • Make the data available for reporting and analyse it


It’s perfect if you:

  • Enjoy solving problems
  • Are detail oriented
  • Are already skilled in at least 1 programming language
  • Interested to develop technical skills in Python & SQL
  • Structured and logical
  • Open to feedback and always looking to learn

Applications close Monday 24th June 2024

Start date 1st July 2024

For this role, to set you up for success and maximise your learning experience we would require you to come to our beautiful office in Holborn/Chancery Lane at least 2 days per week. 🌈

The internship will last 6 months and we are open to this role becoming permanent if everything goes well and if there is a strong business need for the role.

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.


🌈 Benefits include:


The salary available for this role is £25,000 (pro rata)

Why should you work at Perlego?

Apart from our mission, we foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

Want to learn more about how we’re making learning accessible? Check out our latest impact report

🏠 Flexible

Hybrid set-up between our beautiful Holborn office and a bit of home working. As this is an intern role, we want to spend as much face-to-face time with you as possible so expect to spend most of your time in the office.

🧠 L&D Budget

We value continuous learning and you will have a personal L&D budget for online courses, subscriptions or books not on Perlego.

🌱 Unlimited Coaching Opportunities

Unlimited access to MoreHappi, an on-demand professional coaching platform to offer all employees access to unbiased and professional coaching opportunities.

🤓 Learning Time

All employees have dedicated Learning Time to focus on new skills, projects or interests that lay outside of their day-to-day job.

🌴 Work-Life Balance

Everyone needs a break, so you can enjoy 22 days (pro rata)

🛐 Flexi Bank Holidays

We understand that not everyone aligns with the same calendar; we offer the flexibility to take your local country's bank holiday allowance for other religious or cultural days.

e.g. switch UK Easter Bank Holidays Days for Eid celebrations

❄️ Office Reset

All employees can also enjoy the days between Boxing Day and New Year off, to reset and refresh for the new year - this is additional to your annual leave 🙂

💛 Personal Days

Life happens and we want you to be able to use your annual leave for resting, relaxing or taking time out to do something you love!

We offer 1 additional day a year for life events (your wedding, relocation, moving house, or a child starting school).

🎉 Social

We're a tight-knit bunch who enjoy our time to play. We have regular social events and activities for everyone - everything from white water rafting to board game nights.

👋 Belonging at Perlego:

🌈 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of thought and background.

❤️ We are actively building a diverse team, so we strongly encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, parents, carers, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

📣 To enable an equitable experience for all and give you the best chance of success, if you have any specific requirements for any stage of the interview process, please let us know by emailing

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Enhanced maternity leave – 14 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Enhanced paternity leave – 12 weeks full pay.
Adoption leave – 12 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Shared parental leave – 12 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Work from anywhere scheme – Up to 6 months per year
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – 10 days
Work from home allowance
Co-working space allowance
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Hofy home office set up
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Perlego

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

1 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London EC1N 2ST

Funding levels

Series B

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023

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