What degree did you study at university?

BSc Chemical Engineering (Hons)

What is your role at Sanlam?

Data Analyst

Can you tell us why you chose this career?

Dealing with Data in terms of modelling, visualization and prediction to extract insights is a fast-growing field. A skill set in this is essential to any role. Sanlam also shares the same sentiment regarding Data Driven decision-making across a multitude of their divisions which is why I chose Sanlam.

What’s a typical day like in your job?

Currently within the GO team, entails a standup to discuss issues and plan the day ahead. Data Modelling tasks range from ETL rule creation, mapping and workflows along with other administrative tasks.

What are the some of the highlights and challenges of your role?

Highlights: Going through assigned activities and figuring things out on your own, and taking ownership of it. All of this within a technical space is quite fulfilling.

Challenges: Multitasking and prioritizing different activities

How do you keep up to date with all the changes in your profession?

Read about changes on various discussions found on different technology forums etc. Also reading the South African News outlets.

What do you enjoy doing for fun outside of the office?