What degree did you study at university?

Bachelor of Business Science Honours

What is your role at Sanlam?

Sanlam Data Academy Trainee

Can you tell us why you chose this career?

I enjoy uncovering solutions hidden in data to help identify and solve business challenges and reach business goals.

What’s a typical day like in your job?

Investigating business data and making sure it’s accurate, testing models and visualization.

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

The highlights would be investigating the data, identifying patterns and finding solutions to enable the business and add value. Sometimes the process of trying to get that done can be a challenge as there are no specific steps to follow and there are also deadlines that need to be met.

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

Through online courses, the internet and social media, as well as conversations with peers.

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

I enjoy going on fun adventures around Cape Town, visiting local restaurants, and watching sunsets.