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Name: Edward Norton.

Job Title: Business Analyst.

Organisation: Tesco.

Number of years in current position: Two.

Qualifications: 1st Class MMath.

Briefly describe the organisation you work for: Largest supermarket chain in the UK.

Explain what you do on an average day at work: It varies; most recently I paired up stores in such a way as to minimize travel time between stores which was interesting.

What do you like most about your job? There is table tennis, pool and table football.

What stimulated your interest in maths, and when? I always liked logic puzzles and found maths easier than most subjects.

What influenced your career choice? I enjoyed coding at university, then found a job that incorporates it.

Which skills do you consider to be essential for your job? SQL and I use Matlab also (but you could use any other language really).

Any advice you may have for other individuals considering your career path? Ensure that the company can provide a lot of interesting questions to answer.

What are your future career plans? I do a day a week in the Data Science team, so I’ll probably move into data science. If not, I expect I’ll be in a role that focuses more on optimisation.