Sonal Sethi

Sonal Sethi

Consultant

Kubrick Group

Image for Sonal Sethi

There are honestly so many reasons why I was attracted to Kubrick. Firstly, they were changing the face of the data industry by encouraging females to enter a data and technology career. Secondly, they were supportive of those who had no prior data experience and wanted a career in data and technology. I don’t think there are many companies that offer this as most companies want only those who already have the experience or knowledge-based background.

Before joining Kubrick, I completed a degree and placement year in International Business Management.

I had always wanted to pursue a career in data and technology however I hadn’t been given the opportunity to do so prior to Kubrick. Any graduate roles or further education opportunities I encountered had the prerequisite of experience in the field, and that’s something I didn’t have. Being passionate about continuous learning, I had already taught myself some coding skills in both Python and Swift, but it was not enough for employers.

Even as early as high school, data simply wasn’t a career pathway that was advertised or encouraged to young people, in particular females. That’s something that was so endearing about Kubrick to me, they really were diversifying the data industry and encouraging those without experience to get involved. Data was exciting to me because of its magnitude and versatility across all industries and central role in key business decisions.

Working in data and technology means constantly evolving and looking for new unique approaches to business problems. The opportunity to have a career in such a game-changing industry, coupled with the ability to continuously develop, was one of my main reasons for joining Kubrick. The industry is transforming the way we harness the power of data, and I am so excited to be part of the movement.

There are honestly so many reasons why I was attracted to Kubrick. Firstly, they were changing the face of the data industry by encouraging females to enter a data and technology career. Secondly, they were supportive of those who had no prior data experience and wanted a career in data and technology. I don’t think there are many companies that offer this as most companies want only those who already have the experience or knowledge-based background.

Another great thing about working at Kubrick is their access to top clients and the opportunities for rapid career advancement through such relationships. Their start-up culture was also attractive as despite them being one of the fastest growing consultancies within Europe, they still made sure their employees were well looked after. In addition, Kubrick has allowed me to network in a completely new industry and remain up to date with new advancements in technology, which will no doubt aid me both on site and throughout my career.

The training is also greatly attractive as we are taught by incredible industry-leading trainers in topics such as Python and SQL. My technical skills significantly developed and over the four months, I have learnt programmes for coding and data visualisation that will help me solve real world business problems. I am particularly proud of my SQL and Python skills and how they have developed in the short time I have worked at Kubrick. In our final project during training, my scrum team and I were asked to identify whether public financial documents of companies can be used as an indicator of future success and present our findings back to key stakeholders. We utilised both SQL and Python to reach our solution and our presentation not only received the highest score, it will also be used for future cohorts. This was an amazing achievement for myself and my scrum team and has given me to confidence to take on any challenges on site.

If a candidate asked me whether they should apply to join Kubrick, I would 100% tell them to do it. The industry is constantly evolving and literally every company, whether in health or finance, uses data so there really is no end as to where you could work. The skills you learn are highly transferrable and you are always able to find new opportunities to advance your career. Furthermore, the culture at Kubrick is amazing and I love having such a diverse team around me.

Joining Kubrick certainly was the best decision I have ever made.

Spotlight organisations

Get inspired