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Life in the Real World, As an Analyst Graduate

I am now just finishing up my second month working for Virgin Media on the analyst scheme, after graduating from university only a few months ago. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I finished university, and after studying maths I had lots of different options – but none of them seemed right for me. When I found VMs analyst programme it just looked perfect for what I wanted!

I work in the consumer analytics team looking at customer data and utilising it to better customer experience – I’m currently working on a way to detect customers that we can contact in order to upgrade their broadband. Most of my day is spent coding in various programmes including SQL servers, R and SAS which we use to extract data and build various models. Learning to code was really interesting and I was surprised that I actually enjoy it! (Which is good since it is most of my job).

For my first placement year I have been placed in the Hammersmith office in London and it is amazing. Every day there seems to be something fun going on! At the start of this week we had the launch for 4G, and the mobile team organised popcorn, pick’n’mix and racing simulators. Unfortunately, my time for the racing kept getting knocked off the leader board, even after 4 attempts…

The grad and intern community within Virgin Media is full of friendly people who are always willing to help you out if you need it. We have organised training days where we get to meet up with grads from different offices that we may not get to see very often. Also, we are currently organising fundraising for our Scope Challenge! This is where we are split into groups, across offices and different schemes, and are given the opportunity to raise money by taking over a Scope charity shop for the day and raising money before that day.

If you are thinking about applying, I would definitely say go for it! I can’t imagine a better place than VM for training and providing you with the skills you require for your career.

Posted on by Holly Tibbles

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