3 min readA Redspire Graduate journey 2017 – by Nine Twenty Recruitment

Redspire have worked with Nine Twenty recruitment over the last few years as our headcount has grown and the business expanded. With solid growth plans, we are once again looking for excellent, talented IT Graduates who are looking to start their career within a dynamic and innovative Technology company and Microsoft Gold Partner.

To highlight the unique benefits of working with Redspire, Nine Twenty interviewed our star Graduate Jamie Logue to talk about his career path, how he ended up with Redspire and the projects that he’s been immersed in since joining our Microsoft Gold Partner consultancy.

Introducing Jamie to the Redspire Graduate opportunity

Nine Twenty approached Jamie last year after he had graduated from University of West of Scotland, achieving a BSc in Business Technology. Following screening with Nine Twenty, it was obvious that Jamie was the type of candidate that would flourish in the learning environment that Redspire were providing.

The Redspire Graduate Q&A

Jamie, what did you want to do when you graduated?

“I wanted to be a Business Analyst! Database development really interested me at university and it seemed highly relevant to the opening at Redspire. Even though I didn’t know too much about CRM systems, the role seemed like a great opportunity to learn more.”

Tell us about your role as a Graduate Analyst at Redspire.

“As Graduate Analyst, you get a great grounding in multiple business areas, which is just what you want as you get your teeth into the sector. It’s learning from the ground up. My initial role combined responsibilities from areas like business analysis, solutions architect, design and pre- sales, as well as elements of coding.”

“The management team are really supportive at Redspire and work closely with all staff to help to focus on people’s strengths and how they develop their long term careers. There are so many options for specialising once you have an understanding of the various departments.”

 What does the career path look like on the Redspire Graduate programme?

“I started out as an Analyst, and straight away its training heavy to gain your Microsoft certifications. Once you’re certified, the day to day is so much more hands on and involved client facing Consultancy and project design. After that you can be promoted based on performance into Senior/ Lead Consultants and from there you have options to move around within the company, for example focusing on the Business side or the Tech side of the company or maybe looking more at Project Management.”

What is the working environment like at Redspire?

“They’re a friendly chatty bunch at Redspire HQ. There’s a good team vibe between departments and we have pretty regular social events to make sure it stays that way.”

Who wouldn’t suit a Redspire Graduate role?

“Someone without a clear vision of where they want to go”

Any Advice for Graduates interested in a role with Redspire?

“Do the research on the role, the business and the benefits of the Microsoft tools and relationship. In this role, you will be thrown in at the deep end…but you definitely have a safety net in terms of the support around you!”