Ross Barrett

Presales Placement Student

  • Economics and Management
  • Leeds, University of
  • Placement Year (10 Months+)
  • SAP

What was the interview process like?

Of all the companies that I appliedto, I was most impressed with SAP’s recruitment process. From the initial CV application, through to the telephone interview, assessment centre and final interview, I felt that I was treated as a real individual and not just a name on a piece of paper.

“The thing that I enjoy most about my role is presenting, both internally and to customers. I present SAP’s strategy and product portfolio to new starters (15-30 people) each month ”

How much responsibility were you given?

At SAP there is definitely an accreditation process to gaining responsibility. Once I had proven my skills, I was given a lot of responsibility – including presenting to customers, training new starters and even helping to interview candidates for full time roles.

What advice would you give to someone applying for your role?

Succeeding in presales comes downto two things: excellent communication and in-depth knowledge. Applying for a presales placement, therefore, you should do your best to convey that you are a confident presenter and can absorb a lot of information!

What did you most enjoy about your role?

The thing that I enjoy most about my role is presenting, both internally and to customers. I present SAP’s strategy and product portfolio to new starters (15-30 people) each month, which is great as it gives me a chance to sharpen my skills and also increases my visibility inside SAP!

What were the activities outside of work?

Outside of work, I play football withother SAP employees, Mondays and Wednesdays. The intern community is strong (over 30 of us) so organise a lot of nights out, various activities and even holidays. SAP also runs a fully-funded 3-day ‘SAP World Cup’ tournament out in Germany!

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