Gen25 has, over the years, become known as a place where aspiring young professionals can develop themselves to become great Salesforce consultants. In 2021, Gen25 has taken training and development to the next level with the launch of Academy25. In this article, we review the Academy25 program together with Jan Dost, COO of Gen25, who was ultimately responsible for the development of the program.

The Academy25 is a graduate program for students that have just completed an IT-related study or have a proven interest in our field of business. The program features 3 months of intensive training, whereafter they will start working on projects. Jan Dost says” the Academy25 is a pressure cooker for aspiring consultants where they will familiarise themselves with all facets of the consultancy profession with attention for Salesforce knowledge, hard skills, project management and much more”. Academy25 consultants receive a full-time contract and have the same responsibilities, compensation, and benefits as any other consultant.

Structured graduate program

“We started the Academy25 because we wanted to attract the best young talent in a highly competitive market and to optimise the onboarding process for the best possible result. In the past, we’ve had many new starters who started at different times under different conditions. Now, we can offer the new consultants a program that is developed especially for them, with extensive Salesforce modules given by senior consultants, training from external teachers, and sessions from other Gen25 teams. Our organization believes offering a structured graduates program with excellent conditions and benefits helps to find talent that will fuel its mission for growth.

Gen25 hires new personnel based on experience, skills, and foremost if they fit within the company’s distinctive culture. “We’ve searched for a homogenous group of people for Academy25, belonging to the same phase of life, that work well together, and would also be capable of giving Gen25 an extra spark.” Gen25 always searches for people that want to challenge themselves every day and are motivated to go the extra mile.

Excellent reviews 

The realisation of the Academy25 was a long-cherished wish. A successful graduates program could really lay the foundation for its mission for growth. “We developed the program in such a way that it combines theoretical Salesforce modules with practical assignments and trailheads, supported with other training such as project management, scrum training, stakeholder management and case-work. The Academy25 is concluded with a real-life scenario-case where we tested the new consultants to the best of their abilities.” 

“I am also thrilled with the many teams such as HR, delivery teams, our senior consultants, and many more have contributed to the development of the program. I have heard nothing but excellent reviews about the program so far.”

Now that the consultants have completed the program, they will start working with the other consultants on various project teams. “ We add the new consultants to the other groups based on their skills, personality, and interest in industry and cloud solutions. In the future, the new consultants can specialise themselves towards their liking, but at first, it’s more important to gain experience under the supervision of their colleagues.

Apply for Academy25 2022

The Academy25 program in 2021 has been a great success, and it’s almost sure that we will have another cohort in September 2022. Are you interested in joining Gen25’s graduate program next year, or do you know someone who is qualified? Send a message to jobs@gen25.com with your resume and contact details. We’ll be in touch soon.