With any new venture there is always some element of anxiety and nerves and it’s fair to say that we both were, albeit also excited to be on client site. Prior to starting, the DSG (Delivery Support Group) team arranged a meet and greet session with the programme manager, along with an information pack which included a history of the client as well as all its affiliates. We were also able to understand what the project was and gain the relevant background knowledge needed before setting foot on site. The meet and greet certainly set the nerves to rest; we had an opportunity to see what our working environment would be and got a brief introduction to the team we would be working with. This was it, no more planning, no more inductions, the work had started.
After we got ourselves set up, we were able to start the work we were bought in to do. For the first time we were working with a production environment of Murex and we were understandably cautious about tripping anything up at one of our biggest clients! Luckily we had the support of the Excelian team to help us with any queries we had and were able to settle into the work we had to do.
It’s been a great experience for the both of us to be able to work at a client site, using what we have been learning during the training programme. From the soft skills to seeing and using a live production version of Murex, the time that we have spent on client site so far has furthered our knowledge and we have been lucky to be given this opportunity during the training programme. We are both still continuing our work here and look forward to gaining more experience and making the most of this opportunity.
by Visal Sethi and Timothy Ip