It may be one of the hottest careers right now, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there is a solid understanding of what it’s like to be on a data analytics team.

Ever wonder what is it actually like to work in data analytics?

Luckily, we’ve gained a valuable insight by speaking to John Farrelly, the head of analytics advisory at EY.

The work is more client-facing than some may anticipate, for one. According to Farrelly, the role involves “defining problems” with clients and “extrapolating from there what data we would need to analyse to provide insight to that problem”.

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Words by Eva Short