Graduate Blog Series: The Best Thing about BrightGen’s Graduate Scheme

As the world finds its balance again, BrightGen is excited to restart its popular Graduate Scheme. The Grad Scheme is a priority for BrightGen, providing a head start to the next generation of developers.

Lasting between 3 – 6 months, this scheme is designed for computer science and software developer graduates that want to go into our ongoing customer support team or project delivery team. We provide a hands-on experience for them to get familiar with Salesforce, using Trailhead, and creating challenges to put it all into practice. 

Speaking to one of our graduates, Vykintas Dancevičius, we learn of his new routine at BrightGen and the progress he has made so far.

What’s the best thing about BrightGen’s Graduate Scheme?

BrightGen has an excellent onboarding procedure, with clearly set out goals and a great team. Immediately after joining I was presented with my probation objectives and accreditation journey. My first six months were described in those documents, eliminating any uncertainties or confusion a new joiner might have. I’m a fan of due diligence, so this was very nice to see. 

Various teams also offer numerous onboarding sessions. They helped me to better understand the business structure at BrightGen right from the start. 

My current team – technology enablement – immediately made me feel welcome. There is a friendly, collaborative atmosphere in the team. Mentors are approachable and happy to answer any questions I have. Even though we work remotely, the team does not feel out of reach!

What are you most looking forward to within the Grad Scheme?

Joining in on some sessions with the delivery and service teams to have a closer look at their day-to-day activities. In particular, I look forward to seeing how problems are solved, production codebases, standards, techniques and deployment cycle.

What are you most proud of achieving at BrightGen so far?

Before BrightGen, I had done no front-end development. Learning more about Visualforce, Aura and Lightning components has brought me closer to understanding front-end development. As it was a prerequisite, I took a course on JavaScript, which was new to me.

What does your average day look like?

It’s probably easier to give you an hourly breakdown! But the main bulk of my day is working on Trailhead or hands-on challenges that we have been assigned.  The team also gets together in what we call a stand-up, which is a daily catch-up on what we have all achieved the day before and plan to achieve that day. 

If there are any onboarding sessions from other teams in the company, I do attend, as they are extra pots of knowledge. 

What has been your favourite challenge so far?

Definitely one of the hands-on challenges! We were tasked to build an onboarding journey management system, which involved Apex code for creating records. I’ve learned some professional standards and practices, as our code gets reviewed by the mentors.

We are always looking for bright and inquisitive graduates who feel a career in Salesforce would work for them. If this sounds like you, please send a CV to [email protected] to apply and learn more about BrightGen here. We look forward to hearing from you!