Absoft invests in an increased number of graduates

Scottish specialist SAP consultancy Absoft has confirmed it has strengthened its team with the appointment of eight high performing graduates as trainee consultants.

The Aberdeen-headquartered company has taken on an increased number of newly qualified students from universities across the country, boosting its staff to 120, weeks after the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (Hecsu) found that 7.8% of all UK graduates started their careers in Scotland this year.

Stewart Buchanan, Kyriakos Kyriakou, Nilos Nirmalan, Nye Gordon, Patrick Jarzylo Whistler, Radek Chudziak, Stephen Rossiter and Dominika Bednarz impressed senior management after responding to the firm’s annual call for graduates, and will work with Absoft’s clients across the energy, manufacturing, higher education and public sectors.

Absoft, which supplies SAP software consultancy and support services, continually seeks quality additions to its team and has taken on graduates annually offering first class training and career development. 

Ian Mechie, managing director of Absoft, says: “We are embarking on a major growth strategy and with an expanding client base, it is essential that we continue to invest in quality staff to ensure we have the resources in place to meet demand.

“Despite the economic challenges facing many sectors it is important that graduates are given the opportunity to get their feet onto a career ladder. It is great to see the enthusiasm of these newly-qualified students who, with expert guidance and training, will form an integral part of our team.”

Absoft provides its trainees with a two-year graduate programme which offers a learning and development framework for building their careers, giving them an opportunity to develop a wide knowledge of SAP as well as consulting skills.

Audrey Bowker, HR director at Absoft says: “During the application process our newest recruits demonstrated that they had researched our company and SAP, and had a real understanding of the nature of a consulting career.  They were clearly committed to developing successful careers with us.

“Our training programme has recently been enhanced to accommodate Absoft’s largest ever graduate intake, providing our trainees with an excellent opportunity to build on their knowledge and skill set through a range of formalised training methods as they progress in their roles.”