How to get into Analytics?
Intellectually challenging, interesting and enjoyable. Jobs in Business Analytics, Pricing and MI functions are at the very heart of a company. Through data analysis, these teams have the chance to make a real difference.
As analytical careers grow in popularity, we thought it would be a good time to ask some of our analysts how to get into Analytics. They said...
To develop your passion, the big step would be to opt for a degree, or A-level in a mathematical subject such as Maths, Physics, Engineering (or another STEM degree). Check out GradCracker, it’s the UK's careers website for STEM students. There, you will find what type of work placements, Internships and Graduate jobs are on offer.
We generally look for individuals that have a logical approach to problem solving and attention to detail. If you’re good at crosswords, sudoku, quizzes or other problem-solving activities, then this is great practice and it shows us you’re a logical thinker.
Experience in a programming language or even using Excel and writing macros in Visual Basic will also support you in working towards an analytical career.
It’s not just about working on your own, a key part of working in Analytics is the ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience. This is an acquired skill, so any experience that you can get in this would be advantageous.
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