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My Vertex Industrial Placement Experience: Shivam

By Vertex
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Hi, I’m Shivam, an Industrial Placement Student within HRIS (Human Resource Information System). As a part of the HRIS team, I solve cases raised by stakeholders, which includes providing various reports and updating information on Workday. I also support the HRIS team during year-end processes and compensation cycle testing.

What is it like to work at Vertex? 

Vertex provides a safe environment of learning which, in my opinion, is very important for members in their early career. Vertex provides diverse opportunities for development which includes training focused on both technical and soft skills. Plus, it’s a great place to learn from senior employees. Our company organises Q&A sessions and other informative lunch and learn events, where we can grow our knowledge about the current and future market of Vertex. I found these events very transparent and enabled me to network with employees from various departments. Overall, Vertex provides a great work-life balance opportunities.


What are your top tips for candidates looking to apply for an Industrial Placement?

Don't hesitate to apply for a placement even if you don't have any experience. You will be provided with all the training and support you need to be successful in your role. Also, be clear why you want to join Vertex and the role you are applying for. 


Why should members consider an Industrial Placement role at Vertex?

Becoming an Industrial Placement Student will give you the opportunity to gain practical experience of the industry. The skills developed from the placement will help you in your third year at university. Also, the one-year experience will enable you to make lifelong career decisions more easily. Vertex provides great opportunities for networking and collaboration. Students get the chance to meet senior employees where they can ask questions about career guidance and company culture. Plus, we can get access to all the same benefits as a regular employee. 


What’s next for your career?

After finishing my Placement Year with Vertex, I will go back to university to finish my third year in Human Resource Management. After graduation, I will look for a role in the people experience team at Vertex. As a second option, I will apply for graduate jobs within technical HR areas. 

Want to follow in Shivam's footsteps? Take a look at all that Vertex has to offer here.