Josh Rickson

BI Reporting Analyst



  • What made you want to apply for a role at Macmillan?

    When I saw the job it really stood out to me because I was someone who has experience of loved ones with Cancer in the family; my dad previously had cancer. It stood out as an opportunity to really make a difference and help people.

  • Is there a quote that motivates you?

    'If you’re worrying about things you can't control – you’re just burning energy for no reason'

  • Why is Macmillan a great career choice?

    Macmillan’s been a great place to come to get my foot in the door in the charity sector. 

    Immediately I was quite overwhelmed by how nice and helpful everyone is. I was able to settle in very quickly. 

    By expanding some of our tech at the moment, it means there’s opportunities to personally develop over the next couple years whilst we invest in software and ability.

  • What does a typical day look like for you in your role?

    It involves a lot of sourcing data, problem solving, logical thinking and ultimately finding answers to questions for other people when they can’t find the answers themselves. 

    There’s real power in data driven decisions; the better quality data we have, the better decisions we can make for people living with cancer.

  • What is your favourite part about working for Macmillan?

    I get to work on some projects, a lot of data where we’re working towards a collective goal, helping people living with Cancer.

  • What makes you get out of bed every morning?

    Personally, I just enjoy what I do and I’m motivated by what more I can learn for my own self development. Being part of the bigger picture; it’s not about the money, it’s about the people.