Amy Duffin, Physics with Astrophysics (2008)

Degree:  Physics with Astrophysics BSc (2:1)
Year Graduated: 2008
Current Employment:  Data analyst, Harrods, London

What are your main responsibilities in your current job?

Reporting on trends found in customer spending activity, analysis of the success of marketing campaigns run by my department, and investigating possible new campaigns based on information about our customers.

Which skills are important for your job?

SQL querying language is the main basis of my job, along with advanced excel skills for reporting and presentation skills. A logical approach is essential, so physics is an excellent background! Communication skills and team-working skills are also integral to the role. I learned to use SQL in my previous job working in the IT department at the University of Hertfordshire.

What are the highlights of your job?

It's very interesting, and satisfying when your forecasting and projections come true! There are also several benefits in store e.g., staff discount, and with other partners like Vodafone and Sainsburys. The Customer Relationship Management team is also a very close and friendly team to work in.

How did you find your current job?

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Does your employer have a graduate recruitment scheme?

Yes, they have several different kinds or recruitment scheme – see