My Placement Year at SAP was very varied in terms of the experiences and opportunities that I had access to. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of life at SAP as a placement student.
Working in a global team, my colleagues spanned every region across the globe. For some projects, I would be working with developers in India and others, consultants in Dubai and Dublin. I felt highly valued across all the teams I worked in and received great feedback. As a placement student, I was made to feel like a part of the team through owning responsibilities and building relationships.
Support was readily available when needed for anything from work-related to personal support.
In my role, my workload fluctuated. Some weeks would be quite intense whilst others were comparably more relaxed. This usually coincided with month-end reporting. There are however a huge amount of opportunities to get involved with other wider-business projects that are communicated by the Placement team if you find yourself with some free time.
I was given as much responsibility as I sought out. Naturally, this turned out to be quite a lot as I constantly seek out challenges. I was given the opportunity to lead two projects.
Highly transferrable technical and soft skills which will undoubtedly benefit me in the future.
Upbeat and positive. There's a culture of open desk policy whereby you can approach pretty much anyone to ask them something. No closed offices exist.
The SAP Placement programme is extremely well organised by the steering committee. The onboarding month is constantly being adjusted based on feedback taken from surveying previous years and the committee keep in constant contact throughout the year with events and opportunities to ensure everyone makes the most out of their Placement.
SAP gives interns access to a huge amount of learning resources such as LinkedIn Learning, SuccessFactors Learning and Book Boon.
Working from home
Whilst there are no specific routes to graduate roles in SAP, if you are considered top talent and there is headcount available in your team, there is the possibility of being retained once you graduate.
Intern socials took place every week and were a really good way to relax with a great group of people.
Being in London rent can be quite expensive, however, everyone seemed to find accommodation to suit their expenses.
Feltham is a pretty uneventful area, however, less than 30 minutes on the train and you can be in Clapham or waterloo so it's very easy to get around.
Various charity days across the year.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Business Analytics, Business Intelligence
15th September 2020