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In this Career Guide Category, you can firstly find all of our most useful and up-to-date career advice information.

Secondly, you can find all of the graduate careers tips and graduate practice tests on our site.

We look at different careers and career trends to give you a good overview, not only of which jobs are available, but also what the future might hold.

As technology develops and grow, there are various new careers ‘born’ regularly. Within the articles in this archive, you will not only find different careers as part of our career guide. However, we also look at skills to acquire, interview tips which career groups are successful.

We hope you find both of these useful.

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          After two years (and a lot of fun) designing buildings for my architecture degree two things became clear.

          1. I was good at passing exams.
          2. I was less disciplined in terms of studio work. 

          However, in myself, I knew I struggled with justifying my design choices. I reconsidered maths – in particular using it to help businesses perform – the practical application was very important to me. So I embarked on Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research.

          10. Would you say having a degree is the only path to a successful career? 

          Absolutely not.  Degrees were a good way to get a grounding in a specialist subject in my time… I have definitely seen a shift towards different paths from what I began with.

          Would you say there are opportunities for women entrepreneurs in your career? 

          Yes most definitely.  I think the amount of skill-sharing/learning you see online makes it far easier to (become) an entrepreneur.

          11. What advice would you give your younger self and school leavers today?

          I learnt that there is more than enough time to explore what you love…

          And above all –

          Often in life the best is yet to come.


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              Chief Data Officer – Carruthers and Jackson

              In 2018, Caroline was named as one of the Top Women in Data & Technology. Prior to founding Carruthers and Jackson, Caroline worked across multiple industries in strategic data and IT roles, most recently as Group Director of Data at Lowell Group and as the first Chief Data Officer for Network Rail.

              Current data career path or were you led to it?

              If you do know what you want to do – congratulations but I always just did what I found interesting, in my GCSEs, A-levels and through my degrees before my working life really started. There was never a grand plan but a search for the next puzzle worth figuring out.

              Biggest challenges to a data careers

              Diversity is recognised as important, that single simple statement is so powerful and it’s crazy to think that it wasn’t always the case.

              Absolutely not, it doesn’t fit everyone and nor should it. We aren’t all the same and we should play to our strengths. Some of us are really hands-on or passionately creative or something else that doesn’t want to do more formal education.

              Data Careers opportunities

              Some of the most amazing entrepreneurs in my area are women, the women in data awards showcase some of these incredible women!!! Data covers so many aspects and is such an interesting career that I think it plays well to women.

              School leavers advice

              Happiness is a choice, so be happy. There will always be challenges, hard days and times you think you want to crawl into a hole but you can’t, they don’t last and they make you appreciate all the good stuff you get to do and above all have fun and don’t take things so seriously.

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              e for my next lesson!

              8. How did you come to choose your current career path or were you led to it?

              I started temping on an IT support helpdesk when I left university and stayed for five years!. I was leading a project to roll out new equipment, which was struggling because we were getting conflicting schedule data from several sources, none of which were accurate. For a workaround, I taught myself Access and built my first database, and I found I’d enjoyed going that much more than my actual job! So I went back to college and retrained in software engineering, and afterwards, I was fortunate to land a role on the data team at the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). I love working in the not for profit sector and I’ve remained in that field ever since

              9. What are the biggest changes in the world of work (for women) that you are excited about?

              There is a growing awareness of flexible working, which has benefits for everyone regardless of gender but does help enormously for parents and carers who want to continue to progress in our careers. As a parent I’ve benefited from shared parental leave which meant my husband and I could take equal time off for maternity leave. Recognising that both parents can be a carer and a breadwinner is one step toward gender equality, but there are still more steps to go!

              10. Would you say having a degree is the only path to a successful career? Would you say there are opportunities for women entrepreneurs in your career?

              Well, my degree was in geography, and while that did involve some elements of maths and statistics, I can’t honestly say I draw on it every day! The skills I use in my role are almost exclusively self-taught, and I have to continually update them as the technology landscape changes (this year I’ve been learning Power BI and Python). Being curious and adaptable are the key skills that have enabled me to progress.

              11. What advice would you give your younger self and school leavers today?

              Don’t worry if you don’t know everything now, and you don’t have a big life plan. Living is learning -the world will change and you’ll change with it. Be alert to that and stay curious!

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              Analytics Jobs

              Michelle Wong, one of the Women in Data Ambassadors on her life and working as Head of Marketing Analytics.

              career path or were you led to it? 

              After University, I applied for several roles in accountancy but was continuously rejected, so I decided to start from scratch and think about what I enjoyed. Since econometrics was my favourite subject at University, I started exploring that route and found an agency leveraging econometrics to inform marketing capital allocation and media planning decisions. I applied, got the job, and 2 weeks later I moved to London to start my career in data and analytics.

              9. What are the biggest changes in the world of work (for women) that you are excited about? 

              The shift in working environments where it’s becoming less formal so flexible working hours and locations are becoming normal. Also, the increasing parity of maternity and paternity leave, although more work needs to be done here.

              10. Would you say having a degree is the only path to a successful career? 

              I don’t think so, there are many examples of extremely successful people who chose not to graduate from University, for example, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson. They have all chosen to pursue their passion which has led them to build and lead highly successful companies.

              11. Would you say there are opportunities for women entrepreneurs in your career? 

              Definitely, gender is the key diversity group which affects data and analytics, with males outnumbering females 4 to 1. The disruption caused by women entrepreneurs would help to shake up this field by bringing diversity at senior levels and by serving as role models for those considering to enter the industry and to encourage those to stay and grow their career in data and analytics.

              12. What advice would you give your younger self and school leavers today? 

              Let go of being perfect! I spent far too much time thinking, planning, even worrying about the future, when what matters is really now, as things generally change that will affect your initial decisions and thoughts anyway. Don’t worry so much and go with the flow.

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              Top Data Careers / Data jobs

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                  Data jobs interview – Data Strategy Manager

                  Welcome to our Belle Cartwright interview. Belle is one of the Women in Data Ambassadors. Belle works as a Senior Data & Audience Strategy Manager.

                  Data career challenges

                  I think the awareness and visibility of women in technical roles are hugely exciting. When I first started I couldn’t name any female CDOs or expert role models in the field. Now I get to call some of them friends.

                  Female entrepreneur opportunities

                  My top tip for career success is to be hungry and willing to learn. Technology is evolving and changing rapidly. The people who can get in front of or drive those changes will be the end winners. As a result, entrepreneurship is a key part of my role. I have to actively seek the right business opportunities within this fast-paced ever-changing world. This is for my agency. Plus, for my client in order for us to maintain and grow competitive advantage.

                   Our top Data careers advice

                  Keep an open mind and always take the opportunities in front of you. You never know where it can lead you. You will have the ability to change fields/roles multiple times in your career. What you like doing/not doing will change as your skillset and experience grows. So don’t get set on one thing. It’s super easy once you have some experience to be able to link it. Or to gain new ones to help you move from one place to the next. The biggest step you can take is the 1st one. So be bold, be brave and experiment until you find the right fit for you.

                  Top Data careers interview

                  Here are excerpts from our interview with Leyre Murillo Villar. Leyre is a Women in Data Ambassador 2020. Leyre works as a CDO Data Controller.

                  Data Controller career path

                  I did an MSc in Computer Science. The first three years of the degree was focused on data structures and data management. The second part on artificial intelligence and neuronal networks. I had many options and was unsure about which career to pursue. I chose computer engineer degree as it was the most unknown to me. It was where my knowledge gap was bigger and because it sounded fancy.

                  Once I finished I started working in Madrid at Deloitte for Santander Group. I developed data analysis initiatives, where I managed to apply all the programming and data skills I had learnt at university. I guess it was a mix of luck, effort and true enjoyment that kept me going. After a couple of years working in the external audit domain for Santander, I joined EY.  I had the opportunity to launch/create the data quality service.

                  Biggest Data Controller challenges

                  • Firstly, more women in a management position.
                  • Secondly, diversity and inclusive policies e.g the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.
                  • Thirdly, empowering all women and girls. 

                  Data Controller opportunities for women entrepreneurs  

                  Having a degree it is definitely not the only path to a successful career. It helps because it gives you the possibility to learn some skills. And a problem-solving mindset that you may need in the future. But the most important part is your willingness to understand problems. To find suitable solutions and your passion to get to the root of the real-life problems. To ask appropriate questions. Plus, to network with different people, connect the dots and find patterns and meaning in the chaos.

                  Top data careers advice

                  Ask questions, understand the why and the how. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, learn from them. Fully embrace chaos and changes, as many challenges will come, use them as a testing environment to try new things. Think where you are today, where you want to be and build your path to get there. 

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                  Top Operations Careers

                  Welcome to our operations career interview.

                  Anita Fernqvist – a Women in Data Ambassador 2020 is a UK Chief Data Officer and Director of Operations for Zurich Insurance.

                  Choosing an Operations career

                  I chose technology as I had done some work experience and grew to realise how much it was possible to change things for the better with technology. Much later I fell into data by accident. Someone asked me to help them manage a team for a short while. The short while became a few months, and in turn that has become an exciting and amazing career! 

                  The increasing amounts of flexibility that companies now offer excites me. The working world used to be very rigid, with very strict start and finish times. This made it hard to build in hobbies or think about having a family. Now the world has changed. I can manage my hours around my life. This means I work hard and I also can manage my time to spend time with my boys, travel, volunteer for charities. For women wanting a career and one day wanting to also be a mother, or even pursue an interest outside of work, the changes mean that both are infinitely possible. Additionally, the world has really woken up to the fact that we need to do more to encourage a balance of men and women across all careers. This means that there is a huge amount of opportunity as a female wanting a career. 

                  Operations career paths

                  There is a whole mix of routes that people have joined the teams I work in – apprenticeships, degrees, work experience, change of careers partway through their working lives. Additionally, I know so many women building fascinating careers as entrepreneurs. Once you have a skillset some people may prefer to work in a company, and others may prefer to work for themselves. As long as you have the drive and the passion, the opportunities are endless! 

                  Top operations career advice

                  Explore the different subjects and jobs that are out there and see what takes your fancy. Don’t be afraid to ask to meet people, or shadow them in their jobs and get an idea for what is out there. Role models are important. However, often they don’t realise they are role models. So, you might need to take a deep breath and have the courage to tap them on the shoulder and find out more.  

                  Additionally, don’t limit yourself. You are capable of anything you want to be. If I could go back and talk to my younger self who was worried she would never be any good at maths, she would never believe she was capable of being the Chief Data Officer of a large company. It takes time to find yourself, and everyone matures at different rates. You are not defined by who you were at school, it means very little when you get out into the real world. 

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                  Managing Security Consultancy

                  Welcome to managing security consultancy career answers by Indi Birak, one of the Women in Data Ambassadors of 2019 on her life and working as a Managing Security Consultant.

                  Managing security consultancy career path

                  Following a student placement whilst studying for my degree, I worked in an information security team and learnt about security and industry good practice standards and really enjoyed it. Not something we learnt during my degree.

                  Security consultancy challenges

                  • Opportunities
                  • Variety of choice
                  • Support and encouragement from peers
                  • ability to work flexibly.

                  Qualifications

                  Whilst it is the path that I took, it is not the only path. Apprenticeships; starting at entry-level and working your way up are also valid paths, as are changing careers and using transferable skills. You need to be dedicated. To put the work in and not be afraid to step out of our comfort zones. You need passion, commitment and drive and determination, with a desire to learn.

                  Digital technology and social media make it more accessible to set up our own business and be entrepreneurs.

                  Managing security consultancy career advice

                  Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, in relation to work and education, if you are nervous, use that energy to drive you forward and if you are unsure, ask! No one knows the answer to everything.

                  Make sure to follow this series on STEM Careers Guide.

                  Data Engineer careers

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                  Welcome to our Data Engineer jobs London search. We hope you find the best job fit for you

                       


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                      Principal Data Engineer Interview

                      Bhagya Reddy – a key Women in Data Ambassador 2020 – shares her personal experiences of her very impressive Principal Data Engineer career.

                      Choosing a Data Engineer Career Path

                      Love towards computers and data.

                      Challenges for data engineers

                      Getting to executive board level is still a challenge, need to prove 2 times if you are a women.

                      Qualifications and opportunities for women entrepreneurs

                      A base degree had to be there and love towards data science definitely get you there.

                      Advice for today’s aspiring Data Engineers

                      Have high aspirations and work towards that. Start structuring your goals towards your career path from early school days onwards.

                      Have good role models and never hesitate to ask for help or if you need clarity. 

                      STEM Careers Guide.

                      Leyre Murillo Villar. CDO Data Controller

                      Data Controller Career Path

                      Welcome to our Data Controller Career Guide.

                      Data Controller career path

                      I did an MSc in Computer Science. The first three years of the degree was focused on data structures and data management. The second part on artificial intelligence and neuronal networks. I had many options and was unsure about which career to pursue. I chose computer engineer degree as it was the most unknown to me, where my knowledge gap was bigger and because it sounded fancy.

                      Qualifications

                      Having a degree it is definitely not the only path to a successful career. It helps because it gives you the possibility to learn some skills and problem-solving mindset that you may need in the future. But the most important part is your willingness to understand problems and find suitable solutions, your passion to get to the root of the real-life problems and ask appropriate questions and your ability to network with different people, connect the dots and find patterns and meaning in the chaos. 

                      Data Controller Career Opportunities

                      Once I finished I started working in Madrid at Deloitte for Santander Group, developing data analysis initiatives, where I managed to apply all the programming and data skills I had learnt at university. I guess it was a mix of luck, effort and true enjoyment that kept me going. After a couple of years working in the external audit domain for Santander, I joined EY.  There I was given the opportunity to launch/create the data quality service. And I realised that not only I was good at it but also everything made sense in my head and I was able to make the best use of my creativity and my curious mindset.

                      Data Controller Challenges

                      We are seeing more women in a management position, leading to a diverse blend of skills and leadership styles. Also more diversity and inclusive policies are now being developed. For example, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, among them the Goal 5: that Gender Equality. This states that talks about how to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

                      Ask questions, understand the why and the how. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, learn from them. Fully embrace chaos and changes, as many challenges will come, use them as a testing environment to try new things. Think where you are today, where you want to be and build your path to get there. 

                      Read more about Working as a CDO Data Controller – Leyre Villar.

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                      Data Controller Career Path

                      WID Indi Birak, Managing Security Consultant

                      Cyber Security Jobs

                      Welcome to our Cyber Security Jobs and Career Guide, including excerpts from an interview with Indi Birak, Managing Security Consultant.

                           


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                          Cyber Security career path

                          Following a student placement whilst studying for my degree, I worked in an information security team and learnt about security and industry good practice standards and really enjoyed it… not during my business information systems degree.

                          Qualifications

                          Whilst it is the path that I took, it is not the only path. Apprenticeships; starting at entry-level and working your way up are also valid paths, as are changing careers and using transferable skills. You need passion, commitment and drive and determination, with a desire to learn.  

                          Be dedicated and put the work in and not be afraid to step out of our comfort zones

                          Cyber Security Opportunities

                          • Variety of choice
                          • Support and encouragement from peers and management
                          • ability to work flexibly.
                          • Digital technology and social media make it more accessible to set up our own business and be entrepreneurs.

                          Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, in relation to work and education, if you are nervous, use that energy to drive you forward and if you are unsure, ask! No one knows the answer to everything.

                          Read the full interview: Working as a Managing Security Consultant – Indi Birak

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                          Cyber Security Jobs

                          WID Dizem OZALP SARI – Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager

                          Machine Learning Career Path

                          Dizem OZALP SARI, one of the Women in Data Ambassadors 2019, provides an inspirational machine learning career path. Dizem is now HSBC’s Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager.

                          Data Jobs and Machine Learning Career

                          Machine learning career guide

                          I was led to become an engineer by my teachers mostly. I was not very well informed when I made this choice. Luckily, I then discovered that engineering is my thing and really enjoyed this. I had the opportunity to combine my enthusiasm in history and economics with engineering during my postgrad and studied science and technology policies as masters. 

                          Biggest machine learning career challenges

                          Learning is now not restricted in classrooms. Anywhere or on any device, as long as you are keen to improve your knowledge, there is a platform and mostly free that can help you to do that. In my perspective, this is groundbreaking and will def change our world moving forward. Human capital is still the most important part of our job. 

                          Qualification Requirements and Opportunities

                          Dizem OZALP SARI, one of the Women in Data Ambassadors 2019, provides an inspirational machine learning career path. Dizem is now HSBC’s Senior Data and Machine Learning Services Manager.

                          No, I would not say but it is still the most exploited one. I would advise young people to consider going to uni as an opportunity rather than an obligatory step for their career. Splitting from the family can be a significant learning point for an adult to discover their real and own aspirations and strengths.

                          Women entrepreneurs have access to only 2% of total VC funds. This number only can tell you that there are things we need to fight for more. This does not necessarily say that there is discrimination but we need to understand the reasons for this significantly low number. On the other hand, there are funds supporting particularly women entrepreneurs and applying positive discrimination, which could be a great opportunity for a woman with a business idea. 

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