Having held Senior positions in banking, most recently as VP for an International Investment Banking Group, Jen was keen to return to work after having a family, but struggled to find flexible roles at the level of seniority and pay that she’d previously been used to. She had significant experience in managing in-house CRM systems, but found that her experience didn’t translate directly to the flexible job market. This limited her options for flexible, financially rewarding roles which worked well with her family commitments.
Then last year, Jen came across the Supermums Programme. Firstly, she researched Economic Change to check its credentials, and then the Mason Frank website to search for Salesforce roles and salaries, to ensure that the reality of becoming a Salesforce Administrator matched the promise that the programme was making. She then contacted the Programme, and after a chat with the programme manager she signed up for the 6 month course.
Jen says: “I knew it would be a challenge to get through the course, but I knew I could do it – my background and experience lent itself perfectly to the Salesforce universe. And having such a universally recognised qualification was exactly the springboard I needed.”
As well as professional training, insight from Salesforce.com experts and mentoring, a key part of the course involved working on live Salesforce projects building Salesforce CRM systems for Charities and Non-Profits. This gave Jen practical, hands-on experience, and meant that when taking the Salesforce Administrator exam, she could apply her practical working knowledge of the implementations she’d been a part of.
Following the course, Debra our dedicated resourcing manager is tasked with placing mums into job roles. Debra worked with Jen to find a suitable role and placed her into a flexible role at the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) – a perfect fit with her experience and interests, where she now works as a Data and Insight Manager managing their Salesforce system.
Employers – Interested in hiring one of trainees, then please contact Debra@economicchange.co.uk
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