Shaan Aucharagram

Shaan Aucharagram

Data Science Degree Apprentice

Santander UK

About Me

I’m a Data Science Degree Apprentice at Santander UK, where I rotate across various teams within the bank whilst obtaining an undergraduate degree in Data Science.

I’ve worked on a variety of projects ranging from chatbots, churn models and credit risk projects using a wide range of technologies but primarily Python, SQL and SAS.

Interests

  • Quantitative Finance
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • BSc (Hons) in Data Science, 2021 - 2024

    Nottingham Trent University

  • Computing (D*), Media (A), Maths (C)

    Reigate Sixth Form College

Skills

Python

Git

R

Data Viz

SQL

Machine Learning

Statistics

Domain Knowledge

Stakeholder Management

Skills Breakdown

Technical Skills

Soft Skills/Business Skills

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Public Speaking

Interests/Hobbies

  • Investing
  • Football, Skiing & Tennis
  • Vegan Food

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Data Science Degree Apprentice

Santander UK

Sep 2019 – Present London

Rotational degree apprenticeship program with a specialism in Data Science across the corporate and retail bank.

Rotations within Core Data Science, Corporate Financial Crime Analytics and Quantitative Risk

Projects involved in include:

  • Chatbot Optimisation using Natural Language Processing in Python to improve customer satisfaction and identify where agents/chatbots can improve responses.
  • Mortgage Churn Model using Python and Plotly Dash to help improve customer retention by predicting customers who are likely to default on their mortgage.
  • Entity Resolution using Python to replace outdated companies data within the bank data lake using API calls and Data Engineering, presenting the project to a director within the bank.
  • BBB Reporting using SQL to create ETL scripts to automate the invoicing reports to the British Business Bank for COVID business loans. This replaced the slow manual reporting tools by processing 150,000 contract accruals daily, generating £28M revenue in 2020.
  • Credit Risk using SAS to develop capital (economic + regulatory) models for the corporate bank.
 
 
 
 
 

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Suneeta London

Jan 2017 – Sep 2019 London

Managing the development of the Suneeta London website www.suneetalondon.co.uk and the respective CBD website www.suneetacbd.co.uk, whilst ensuring that we complied with legislation for the CBD website.

Attending a variety of events and acting on the companies behalf, most notable collaboration was being invited to the HQ of ASOS.

Certifications & Awards

Data Scientist With Python

See certificate

Machine Learning

See certificate

Prestigious Principal’s Award In Computing For Outstanding Achievement

Recognition for the AI and software programmed in Computing. Involved in creating a unique ‘Flappy Bird’ style game and for demonstrating a strong interest in AI/Machine Learning.

Best Television Script

Recognition for my Media Studies coursework, and for extensive use of postmodernism within the television script. Awarded out of all Film and Media students within Reigate College.

Posts

Classifying Random Cat Facts using NLP and Sentiment Analysis

Natural Language Processing using SpaCy and Classifying Random Cat Facts Retrieved Via a Web API Into Positive, Negative or Neutral Using Sentiment Analysis.

Why I Chose A Degree Apprenticeship Over University

My thoughts on the traditional university route vs the modern degree apprenticeship path.

What Is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning explained in an easy-to-understand format without the jargon.

Some Of My Work

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Algorithmic Trading

Algorithmic Trading using Moving Weighted Average trading strategy in Python.

My Personal Website

My website, the site you are on right now, made in R using the blogdown package.

Recreating Flappy Bird With a Twist

My sixth form coursework, made in C# with Unity based on Flappy Bird but with additional functionality.

Contact

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