From Graduate to Consultant- my first 12 months at Boxfusion

Hear from one of our graduates, Louis, about his experiences in his first year at Boxfusion and what working for us is really like.

Like many graduates, I spent hour after hour deliberating my intended career path, attending dozens of careers fairs and reading page after page of corporate content. Unsure about the industry I wanted to work in, I was just focusing on the aspects of working life that appealed to me – a stimulating working environment, responsibility and to be technically challenged on a daily basis. Basically, I didn’t want to be spoonfed in a generic graduate role.

Landing at Boxfusion

Shortly after graduating from Warwick University with a Masters degree in Chemistry, I joined Boxfusion and before I knew it, I was jetting off to Madrid for a two week intensive bootcamp!

My IT background when I joined the company was limited, but after 8 weeks of intensive training and with the support of my colleagues I grasped new concepts quickly and I was able to make a real contribution to the newly formed cloud team within the first few months of my career.

For example, I played a lead development role in the much publicised Maternity Assist Service Cloud project. Exposure to the full project lifecycle so early in my career really accelerated my progress as a consultant and after just 6 months in the role, I felt very confident in my technical and consulting abilities.

Continuing Development

Soon after, I was busy achieving Implementation Specialist certified status for Oracle Service Cloud, a massive achievement considering my experience level, portraying DSC_0632 1what you can achieve at Boxfusion with the wealth of knowledge and training resources available.

Additionally, I have had exposure to the sales process, and mocked up multiple client demos, gaining a valuable insight into multiple industries and learning new development skills along the way. I am constantly learning as every set of business requirements is unique!

My Perspective

I have throughly enjoyed my first year at Boxfusion and found that life as a consultant is a throughly rewarding profession, with high levels of satisfaction for hard workers and ambitious minds.

Even though I’ve always had a passion for technology, I wouldn’t consider myself an ‘IT geek’, and my first year in the role has taught me that to be successful as an IT Consultant depends on a range of business, technical and interpersonal skills (and you don’t necessarily need to be able to use the command line like a ninja!)

If you are a graduate looking for a highly rewarding career, based on my experience I’d strongly recommend applying to Boxfusion! Check out the current vacancies here.