Shaan Aucharagram

Shaan Aucharagram

Data Science Degree Apprentice

Santander UK

About Me

Iā€™m a Data Science Degree Apprentice at Santander UK where I rotate across various teams within the corporate and retail bank whilst working as a Data Scientist. All whilst studying for a degree withn Data Science.

I’ve worked on a variety of projects ranging from chatbots, mortgage churn and entity resolution using a wide range of technologies but primarily Python and SQL.


  • Quantitative Finance
  • Machine Learning
  • Corporate Finance


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

    Nottingham Trent University

  • Level 4 in Data Analytics, 2019 - 2021


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

    Reigate Sixth Form College


% - Skill Level







Data Visualizations




Machine Learning




Business Acumen


Stakeholder Management


Skills Breakdown

Technical Skills

  • Python
  • R
  • C++
  • Relational Databases: SQL/PostgreSQL
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Viz: Tableau, Plotly, Dash
  • Version Control: Git
  • HDFS: Impala, Hive
  • Web Development
  • Package Building:

Soft Skills/Business Skills

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Public Speaking: Spoken at various events as an ambassador for apprenticeships
  • Networking


  • Investing
  • Foreign Television
  • Football, Skiing & Tennis
  • Vegan Food



Apprenticeship Ambassador

National Apprenticeship Services

Apr 2020 ā€“ Present London
Acting as a role model by sharing my journey as an apprentice, as well as challenging the associated stigma of apprenticeships. This is through public speaking at events.

Data Science Degree Apprentice

Santander UK

Sep 2019 ā€“ Present London

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

Rotations within Core Data Science and Corporate Financial Crime Analytics

Projects involved in include:

  • Chatbot using NLP
  • Mortgage Churn using Python and Plotly Dash
  • Entity Resolution using Python and exposure to a range of software engineering best practises
  • BBB Reporting, using SQL for data mapping and governance, to provide the goverment with an overview of the loan schemes provided

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Suneeta London

Jan 2017 ā€“ Sep 2019 London

Managing the development of the Suneeta London website and the respective CBD website, 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.


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


A global platform dedicated to offering young individuals a voice through articles without the jargon.

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.


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