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Lloyds Banking Group
Graduate Data Scientist was asked...10 November 2020

How would you respond to being asked to lead a group project you don't have time for?

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I would offer to take a smaller role within the project to gain experience but not to impact my current work Less

I would kindly decline and my work load is currently filled but I would help find someone with similar interest in the role and ask if they are willing to take on such task Less


Assignment discussion, question o SQL and communication test

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Questions were of high level for a graduate position, but I did what I did


Questions were from: SQL, AWS and Python. These things were mention in my Resume

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Did you got any mail like asking you to send your documents and all..?

Standard Bank Group

Who is your role model?

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Pick someone in a well known leadership position and be able to explain why they are your role model. Less

Admiral Group

1.7 million rows of data about demographic data in different post codes, how do you extract value.

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Cross-reference with internal customer data to identify areas with highest claim frequency and average claim. Reduce amount of data by grouping postcodes, eliminate protected traits like race etc, one you've identified claim frequency can look purely at customers who have made claims Eventually they gave away that they were looking for you to state you'd create a machine learning model to look at data, had assumed this was a given but looking back it hadn't been mentioned before Less

Admiral Group

You didn't complete our maths test sent to you in the previous email.

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I had not received one.

First Derivatives

What do you know about the systems used by FD?

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Understand the KDB platform and the other 2!!!


Tell me about a time when you dealt with an unforeseen problem?

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In a University group project, one member dropped out of the course, so we had to divide their work equally between the remaining member and try to be adaptive to still get it done Less


Why you picked this grad program instead of a junior data analytics role

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Will be graduating this year and wanted to know more about this position and try it out Less


What challenges you'd expect to face when deploying ML models? how would you manage conflict in a team? What do you like about AI? Why AI?

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To the technical question, I talked about data quality and performance monitoring. I can't remember the answers I gave to the generic questions Less

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