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“Python is like doing puzzles. You know the answer. You just need to get there.”

Thomas is a Data Analytics Associate here at Xander. He began his career as a casino dealer almost a decade ago, but decided he wanted to take his career in a different direction. His background into data is by far the least conventional, using his time during furlough to launch a career change into data.…

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Finalists: Find out which award Xander has been nominated for

Xander Talent are extremely proud and excited to be nominated for the Federation of Small Businesses Wellbeing Award 2022 for London, celebrating small businesses across the UK. The nomination comes only a year since the company’s inception, and we are extremely pleased that we are being recognised for our efforts to promote employee wellbeing in…

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“I struggled with my dyslexia when I was young – but I was always good at maths.”

People of Xander: Zeeshan Yousaf Zeeshan came to Xander to begin a new career as a data analyst. He has a rich cultural background and carries experience in mathematics and Data with a yearning to embrace other cultures as well as his own. We sat down with him to learn just what it is that…

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“I have come to appreciate the stories of my people, most especially the women from my tribe.”

People of Xander: Ọrẹolúwa Ogunkola Xander Associate Ore is proud of her background and her heritage. She is from a family of educators with a rich history of language.⁠ Or – like iron Ore ⁠ ⁠ E – like the beginning of Egg   ⁠ ⁠ O – sounds like Oh ⁠ LU – sounds like…

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Being an introvert in a world of extroverts

Joel is a Xander Associate who understands a very real issue that many of us face on a daily basis. That being an introvert, when extroversion is encouraged can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be, in fact, it can be used as a strength. “There’s no way you’re an introvert –…

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“Being gay is who I am but it’s not the full picture.”

People of Xander: Javier Dominguez Muñoz Javier came to Xander to develop as a Data Analyst, where his resilient and driven nature made him an obvious choice for Xander. He has embraced different cultures with open arms and broken-down societal barriers regardless of the difficulties he has faced. We sat down with Javier to hear…

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“The pandemic highlighted to me that life is too short – so do something you enjoy.”

People of Xander: Nida Ahmed Nida is a member of our latest cohort, the first cohort to complete the software engineering technical pathway. Her background in Radiography, as well as her passion for gaming and coding, has given her the essential technical skills to develop and grow into her new role. Whilst it has presented…

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Malala Yousafzai: Our Inspiration

Xander Talent is inspired by the story of Malala Yousafzai, in honour of  International Human Rights Day, we explore what makes this young woman so special and what she sacrificed for the rights of women everywhere.   For many people around the world Malala represents a lot of things. She stands for Integrity, Bravery, Justice…

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Chickenshed: Trailblazing inclusion for over 40 years

Business Change Associate Thomas Law has been working closely with Chickenshed over the past few months as a social enterprise project. His and his groups ambitions were to assist the group in any way possible to help this fantastic organisation achieve their goals. Thomas sat down with Dave Carey to discuss the project and Xander’s…

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Virtual reality & augmented reality: Enhancing the way we analyse data

Xander Associate Anirudh recognises both the future of technology and data hand in hand. Whilst we have countless tools to help us get the most out of the data we produce today. What can we use to get even more tomorrow?   VR and AR: What’s the difference? VR (Virtual Reality) is a term that…