What degree did you study at university?

BCom Information Management – Damelin College

What is your role at Sanlam?

Graduate Trainee in the Sanlam Data and Digital Academy

Can you tell us why you chose this career?

This career chose me and once it did I decided to make the most of it in order to reach my long-term career goals which is to become a Chief Data and Analytics officer

What’s a typical day like in your job?

My day is made up of stand-ups, meetings and analytical work to help solve business problems.

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

Since I am fairly new in my role my challenges are also my highlights- which includes fast absorption and fast learning. Being in an agile environment means learning and being exposed to a lot in a short space of time. It can get a bit overwhelming but I’m enjoying every minute of it

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

I try to read up a lot on what’s happening and the changes that are happening – when I have the time I’ll take up a short course.

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

I enjoy going out and eating out. Exploring new restaurants has become my new favorite thing to do.