What degree did you study at university?

BSc Electronic Engineering, UKZN

What is your role at Sanlam?

Graduate in the Sanlam Data & Digital Academy

Can you tell us why you chose this career?

Through the pandemic we have seen a drastic change in businesses. The SDDA provides me with the skills necessary to remain relevant in an ever-changing world.

What’s a typical day like in your job?

1. Gaining much needed experience through various parts of the business.
2 Gaining knowledge from certified trainers on various subjects

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

Everyday I am learning something new. It is challenging coming from a non-IT background and working in IT, however the support structure available makes the working day smooth and enjoyable.

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

I have developed the mindset that, “The only constant in life is change”. It is helps me to learn and develop new skills.

Engaging with colleagues and SME’s as well as following blogs on my interests helps keep me up to date.

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

Embracing the Cape Town lifestyle and hiking every trail I can find