Hapag Lloyd: A Smooth Automation Upgrade to SS&C Blue Prism v7.2
"Over 4 days this summer, Blue Prism has given us the incredible opportunity to participate in a trial work experience initiative in their London office. We are a group of students aged 15-17, all in full-time education who were looking for opportunities to expand our skill sets and gain some first-hand experience of the working world to compliment and enrich our view of the workplace as well as to stimulate an interest in the Technology industry. For all of us, this work experience placement has been one of our first glimpses into the corporate world, let alone into an extremely innovative and cutting-edge technology company such as Blue Prism.
During the week, we were lucky enough to meet industry professionals from many different sectors within Blue Prism, ranging from learning about the legal aspects of maintaining the health of a rapidly expanding business, to understanding more about the actual technology that powers Blue Prism’s amazing RPA capability that saves its customers hundreds of hours of mundane labor.
All our meetings had larger thematic conversations regarding the Technology industry as well as the nature of the job market today. We all found this aspect of the week particularly enlightening, inspiring and reassuring. For us, the workplace can often seem an intangible and daunting place, singularly inhabited by ‘professionals’ in business suits who, in the tech industry in particular: people who sit at a computer and code all day. In reality, as we discovered over the week, any company, including a cutting edge technology company, is composed of hundreds of interconnected jobs and roles, some involving coding, analytics and software development, but also many crucial roles that require other skills sets such as the ability to develop meaningful and trusting relationships with partners and customers, as well as the ability to market and advertise a product accurately and efficiently within the market.
Many people discussed their previous careers and jobs and emphasized how diverse and changing the job market now is. This comforted us all so much as it takes the pressure of deciding a career at our age and then being trapped in it for the rest of our lives. We found that especially within such a dynamic and changing industry like the Technology industry, many of the jobs that we would be interested in, haven't been invented yet. This made us realize we should focus more on developing our transferable skills than specializing in one small area of expertise.
We would all like to thank everyone involved in the Blue Prism work experience. It has been an incredibly eye-opening experience for us and has showed us the incredible ingenuity and creativity that can be fostered when a company is run correctly and efficiently. We can all confidently say that we would all love to come back to Blue Prism for any work or work experience. It has been an excellent week for us all."
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