25 January 2023
Background to the requirement
We were approached by a major UK Retail Bank with a requirement to train an intake of Graduates and Postgraduates in Python and Data Analysis, as well as in C++.
The recently hired graduates were placed in the business in the role of Quantitative Analysts, the intake consisted of graduates from fields such as statistics, computer science, and economics, all hired for strong analytical skills and a deep understanding of statistical and mathematical concepts.
The challenge was to train already existing skills. The graduates would need to be able to use their education but with a focus on the specific challenges and opportunities that exist within the banking industry.
Following a consultation period in which a Training Needs Analysis was performed, it was concluded that a 1-week course in Python/Data Analysis and a 1-week course in C++ would satisfy the training need.
It was also decided that the courses should be run Face-to-Face, to improve engagement and allow the delegates to “socialise” in the office following an extended period where home working has become the norm.
Python for data analysis is used by banks for tasks such as data visualisation, statistical modelling, and machine learning, with Python libraries such as NumPy, Pandas, and Scikit-learn providing powerful tools for working with large datasets and performing complex analysis.
The Bank wanted to use Python's ability to manage large datasets and perform complex analysis, along with its integration with other data analysis tools, and needed to train their graduates to use Python Data Analysis effectively for the environment they were being hired into.
Some of the course highlights include:
The bank needed a training provider who could deliver a course that would meet their demands. With over 25 years of experience in working alongside banks, JBI Training was able to supply a course that was tailored to the bank’s needs, teaching skills for the roles the graduates were moving into.
Our experience in designing customised courses allowed us to quickly assess what the client needed and supply a complete package and direct experience.
The course held on site was run by expert instructors and covered advanced topics, and industry-specific challenges teaching the graduates how to use their knowledge and skills.
We were able to supply a more effective solution than off-the-shelf training by addressing the specific needs of the trainees and adapting to the needs of the client.
In designing the course, we delivered a specialised training environment that supplied the banks need.
Feedback received from course delegates.
“Instructor was knowledgeable, and the content was well explained.” - Caio - 10/10
“I liked the logical outline of the course covering the main areas that are used in Python. I also like the open-ended workshops which allowed discovery and experimentation of the teachings.” -Mustapha - 10/10
“This course is comprehensive, and the design is easy to follow.” - Kai - 10/10
“The course materials are very well organised! The lecturer is very well prepared!” - Fandi - 10/10
“I liked the notebooks, and the presenter was always willing to answer any question that I had.” – Simon – 9/10
“The materials are great, and Marco is a very good instructor. He's very friendly and open to questions and discussions. I also really like the use of the Titanic and Olympics data.” – Connor - 9/10
“The material for the course were excellent. They were self-explanatory and had a lot of exercises.” – Alex - 8/10
"Usage of CoCalc was really good. The instructor gave examples related to financial markets, which were helpful. Overall teaching methodology was excellent." CJ, Graduate Quant analyst
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