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October Spartan of the Month: Hannah Dyson

After studying Economics and Geography at the University of Reading, Hannah discovered Sparta Global. Read more about her journey to become a Business Analyst at a huge public sector organisation...

Congratulations on being named Spartan of the Month! How do you feel?

I was excited and grateful to be named Spartan of the Month, it was excellent to receive the positive feedback from my team. I look forward to continuing working with my team and seeing the project progress. A big thank you to them for their continued support!

What and where did you study at university? Or did you not study at university at all?  

I studied BSc Economics and Geography at the University of Reading.

 Tell us, how did you join Sparta Global?

After university, finding a suitable graduate scheme seemed almost impossible. After scrolling through many job applications, however, I decided I wanted to train to become a Business Analyst. Upon finding Sparta Global, I applied straight away. I knew it was the best step to becoming a Business Analyst and starting my career. I began remote training in November 2020 on the Business Analyst programme and graduated in January 2021.

  How did you find your training at the Academy, and how did your training prepare you for your current role?

I really enjoyed the training; it was intense, however, I was lucky to be part of a great team, where we got along well and provided lots of support to each other. The training was very comprehensive and covered a wide range of topics. It helped prepare me for my role because it introduced me to the skills required to become a Business Analyst. This allowed us to achieve the Business Analyst qualification, whilst also covering a range of other topics, which helped set me up with the necessary skills to succeed in my support role which combines skills of a Business Analyst and a Product Manager.

Thank you to my trainer Zoe for the support throughout my training. Also thank you to my account manager Stuart and engagement coordinator Jo for your support throughout this role.

You’re in a Business Analyst role at a large public sector organisation! What does that entail? How are you finding it?

Currently, I am supporting a national roll out of a new system. My day-to-day role consists of communicating and supporting lots of different users across the country. My day also involves triaging and logging issues, preparing various reports, system testing and performance monitoring. I also work closely - and am in regular contact - with key stakeholders, monitoring the systems and making sure the roll out is as expected. All while dealing with major incidents as they arise.

I have found the role interesting and challenging, a reason for this being there is lots to learn with the sector I am involved in. There are multiple elements to my role that I have enjoyed, for example, I am regularly utilising my skills I learnt during training whilst always being tested to learn new ones. I am very lucky to work in such a supportive and motivating team. Being on this project has provided me with some unique opportunities, helping me to continue my development and keep expanding my confidence.