Nil Bozkurt

Nil Bozkurt

Consultant

Kubrick Group

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The unique training program Kubrick offers is unrivalled. I was able to obtain a solid foundation on a range of coding languages, whilst also being given the opportunity to apply these skills to real-life projects within a learning environment.

Before joining Kubrick, I was completing my final year of Imperial College London University where I have studied Biochemistry with Management. This allowed me to gain an understanding of not only scientific concepts in the lab, but their applications in industry to benefit consumers around the world.

I was motivated to pursue a career in data which stems largely from my degree. The combination of science and business concepts I learned at university led me to develop a keen interest in the application of data to solve real-life challenges in business. In addition, my final year Biotechnology project on modelling biological data in MATLAB drove my interest in data even further as I grew to understand the impact of data and analytics on generating actionable insight.

To me, data is like the Force in Star Wars. Only when you know how to wield it can you unlock the most potential. When data is properly captured, cleaned, stored, analysed and visualised it provides the opportunity to direct profitable business decisions, regardless of company size. Data can offer insights into an organisation’s customer base, leading to a better, more tailored offering. In addition, a robust data access framework can also allow colleagues to collaborate on research and share learnings in a structured manner, preventing the siloed working. I find the capacity of data to achieve all these things astonishing.

I discovered Kubrick through a talk held at Imperial College. The talk not only introduced me to the company but also did a fantastic job highlighting their efforts in inclusion and diversity in the workplace, which I valued substantially. The clients Kubrick works with, and the variety of challenging projects available inspired me to join the company. I was eager to be working in a role which used data to make better business decisions to drive success.

The unique training program Kubrick offers is unrivalled. I was able to obtain a solid foundation on a range of coding languages, whilst also being given the opportunity to apply these skills to real-life projects within a learning environment. The 15 weeks of training pushed me to expand my horizons and helped me develop the initiative to venture and learn new coding concepts myself as well.

The culture at Kubrick is a well-knit, where colleagues in the same training cohort support each other throughout trainings sessions and projects. In addition, Kubrick have recently made a significant effort to connect consultants placed at different client sites, helping us stay in touch and ensuring that help is available wherever necessary.

The project I am working on has allowed me to develop further in so many different coding languages. I have had to bring together tools such as Python, R, PowerBI, Docker, Excel VBA and SQL to achieve the goals I have set out for this project and ultimately add value to the client I am working with. Having been given the opportunity to apply all the skills I have learned in training and more to achieve better collaboration and insight sharing between colleagues on client site is extremely rewarding.

I see the field of data is always changing and developing. For that reason, my biggest advice would be to always give yourself time to upskill in different areas. This will help in discovering new concepts that can be applied on the client site, whether on current projects or other ventures which might benefit the business.

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