Amy Smallwood on her first 30 days at Attain

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Tell us a little bit about yourself

My name is Amy Smallwood, and I joined Attain a month ago. My background is in data analytics working across various roles and industries, ranging from a Data Analyst at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board to a Data Insight Analyst at West Midlands Police to a Reporting Analyst at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  A key focus of my work has been reporting data trends in visual dashboards, forecasting demand and capacity and streamlining processes to improve efficiency.

How have your first 30 days been at Attain?

My first month at Attain has been everything I had hoped to find in my dream job. After I started, I was overwhelmed with how welcoming and friendly all the organisation is. It is really refreshing to work with people with the same mindset, as the people that work for Attain really live and breathe its values. As an analyst, the variety of projects that I have already been lucky enough to be a part of has been amazing; allowing me to gain insight from knowledgeable colleagues, work with clients from various areas across the UK and use a range of analytical tools and techniques. I have found the fast-paced nature of the company inspiring, delivering impactful results to clients consistently.

What attracted you to Attain?

I was attracted to work for Attain as the values iterate everything that I believe in. Moreover, the projects and work that has been carried out by Attain is really impacting healthcare and making a difference, so I wanted to be a part of that.

What’s the best thing about being employed with Attain?

The best thing about working for Attain for me is definitely the people-centred approach and the sense of achievement gained from working on meaningful projects. The vast amount of support offered for personal development coupled with the diversity of projects really makes working for Attain my ideal job.

What do you hope the future brings for you with Attain?

For the future, I hope to continue improving on existing analytical skills, whilst also building relationships with clients to take my skillset to the next step in order to offer support and recommendations to deliver change. I hope to make a valuable contribution to Attain’s projects and help to deliver change for the industry.