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Next Gen Tech Talent: From LDN Apprenticeships to thriving in the Salesforce Ecosystem

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Next Gen Tech Talent: From LDN Apprenticeships to thriving in the Salesforce Ecosystem

Based in the UK, Janet Okuyemi trained with LDN Apprenticeships before landing a job as a Functional Consultant at EPAM Systems, Inc. She has spoken about her journey so far on the stage at World Tour London in June 2023 and is appearing on the panel at the upcoming Next Gen Trailblazer Celebration.

Hi Janet. Please, tell us a little bit about yourself.

I'm Janet Okuyemi, a Salesforce Business Analyst at EPAM based in London for the past two years. I focus on transforming the Salesforce platform, analysing business processes and driving positive change within the company. It's a rewarding role that allows me to make a tangible impact on operations, and with EPAM's support, I've honed my expertise in Salesforce implementation. It's been an incredible journey, and I'm excited to continue to grow within the Salesforce ecosystem.

How did you first hear about Salesforce?

My first encounter with Salesforce was when I attended a machine learning course in the summer of 2019. During this course, another student mentioned Salesforce's usage of AI in its products, such as Einstein and Next Best Action. This piqued my interest, and I became intrigued by how Salesforce leverages AI technology in its offerings.

What was your experience like during the LDN apprenticeship/EPAM program?

The LDN apprenticeship/EPAM programme presented me with a challenging but rewarding experience. Choosing this program was driven by my desire to pursue business analysis, even though my consultant role demanded significant time and effort. Juggling work, Salesforce learning, business analysis studies and pursuing additional certifications proved demanding. Despite the challenges, the program offered valuable support and resources to navigate this journey. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance became a priority as I strived to excel in both my professional commitments and apprenticeship requirements. Ultimately, the experience enhanced my skills, knowledge and dedication, proving to be a valuable investment in my career.

Read the full interview here.

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