Thabo Mashile – Graduate Quantitative Analyst

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Thabo Mashile – Graduate Quantitative Analyst

What degree did you study at university?

BSc (Hons) Computational and Applied Mathematics University of the Witwatersrand

What is your role at FNB?

Graduate Quantitative Analyst

Why did you choose this career?

I chose this career because I wanted to learn more about using data analytics and data visualizations to solve banking business problems.

What does your typical day entail?

My typical day now is about learning the current business data. I then use this data to solve business problems I get from my line manager and the ones I have proposed.

What are the highlights and challenges of your role? 

The highlights I have experienced thus far is mostly getting to work with a diverse team and realizing that there is more to the banking industry than I had Imagined.

The challenge would be getting to understand the data as quickly as possible in order to be able to solve different business problems.

How do you keep up to date with all the changes in your field of work?

I make sure that I read the news especially those that have an impact on my field of work. I also ask questions and understand the holistic business value chain. I guess the most important thing is to ask questions and learn a lot.

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?

I enjoy playing soccer and having a nice chill with my family and friends.