Lourens Vlaanderen

Lourens joined Technology Management in January 2014 as a part of our Graduate Training Scheme programme.

This is what Lourens had to say when he first joined.

Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you found Technology Management?

I completed my degree in Computer Networking at the University of Wolverhampton in 2013.

I was contacted by a recruitment agency and they put me forward to Technology Management.

"Out of all the places I’ve worked previously, this is the best place that I have worked for..."Lourens, NAV Developer

When I was first contacted by Technology Management, I had no idea that Microsoft Dynamics or Dynamics NAV existed.

It was all very new to me. That said, Tecman organised a training programme for me. The first time I went away for 2 weeks residential training. After that I went for a week every month for the next four months at the training facility in Yarnfield Park.

Q: How have you found Technology Management since you joined?

I'm still in my first year and I’m really enjoying it. I took the job because it was a challenge and something completely different, so that is actually what interested me. I enjoy it here and the people I work with, the place and the work itself is interesting. From initially knowing nothing, I now have involvement in a little bit of everything in Dynamics NAV - but mainly development work purely for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Q: Would you recommend the Graduate Training Scheme to fresh graduates thinking of applying? If so, what sort of advice would you give them?

It’s a great place to work, the people are great to work with and it’s really enjoyable – I am really enjoying working here.

Out of all the places I’ve worked previously, this is the best place that I have worked for. The flexibility and the atmosphere is great here.

Where is he now - 2 years on?

Q: How have you found it at Technology Management since you joined?

I first started with Technology Management in January 2014 and since then I have been training up on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. As a trainee Dynamics NAV Developer, my role is different to that of the consultants. Firstly I embarked on the residential training programme to get me up to speed – then progressed through in house training and finally taking the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developers Exam.

I have more recently been involved in working on developing upgrades for our customers through the Microsoft Dynamics NAV TAP (Technology Adoption Program) and client focussed development.

Q: Would you still recommend the Graduate Training Scheme to graduates thinking of applying?

Yes, definitely. If you enjoy being challenged and want to progress, then I would always recommend this training scheme as a great way to enter the field of Dynamics NAV. I’ve never had any issues at Technology Management, I have been supported every step of the way and it has been a well-structured journey.

Interested?

If Lourens has helped convince you of the benefits of working with Technology Management and you think you have what it takes, get in touch with us to get yourself heading towards a colourful and bright future.

 

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