I study BA Business at Nottingham Trent University. I joined SAP’s Placement Programme as a Presales Associate. The role was very varied and involved producing creative content, customer demonstrations, customer engagement experiences and much more.
Everything in life is increasingly becoming technology focused. I wanted to have more of an understanding of the software industry and how the solutions are used to run day- to-day processes.
Innovation and creativity are key! No idea is too small, they all have potential. Never be hesitant to share your ideas with your team, and put yourself forward to bring an idea to life.
There is no industry that isn’t touched by technology. This meant I could have exposure to all different aspects of business processes and understand what each industry needs to perform at its best.
Authenticity - Presales is a customer-facing role and therefore it is so important to be genuine. This will enable you to have open and honest conversations, allowing you to better understand the needs and wants of the customer.
One of the best things about a placement with SAP is that you are treated like a full- time employee. You have a significant role within the team with real tasks and responsibilities, and leave having learnt a great deal.
Being in the Presales role I had the opportunity to deliver presentations to customers, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This developed my presentation and communication skills, which I can apply in my career going forward.
Go for it, you’ll never look back! Technology is not just about coding and computer software. There is a role for everyone!