Graduate Programme 2019/2020 – Data, Digital & Technology stream

Graduate Programme 2019/2020 – Data, Digital & Technology stream

October 11, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Coming in on a graduate programme is a great
way to come in. You’re not feeling alone because you start
with a few other people all in a similar position just finishing college. In my final year of college was when I started
to think about where I wanted to go. The main thing I focussed on was graduate
programmes, so I did apply to a few, but the Central Bank’s one really did stand
out because of the opportunities to continue learning. I applied for the data analytics stream because I knew that there would be a great
opportunity to work with a variety of different data sets and move around the bank and really get an experience of the different areas and understand the financial system. The work I do makes a difference because I’m
constantly working with the data that we collect, maximising its potential, trying to find the
best uses for the data. The facilities are definitely great for if
you’re studying part-time because the library upstairs is a great way
to get away from your desks. I find the culture at the Central Bank extremely
welcoming and friendly. I started on my first day with a group of
the other grads which was nice to be around friendly familiar
friendly faces in the same boat. We still see each other almost every day because
we like to grab lunch together. We might go down and meet at the canteen, catch-up, then also head up to the top floor to grab a coffee and if it’s nice and sunny sit outside. It’s kind of great to have that resource
there also. The advice I’d give to incoming graduates is that just take the opportunity to talk to as many people as possible. It’s a really great time to just get and
build that knowledge.