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Graduate Experiences

Browse through our collection of graduate testimonials to find out more about their individual experiences on our graduate scheme. If you want to spend a bit longer reading one of their stories, hover your mouse over the carousel to pause it. 

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The Amadeus graduate scheme has given me the opportunity to kickstart a career in the IT sector, moving away from the area of my degree without having to re-enter higher education. Amadeus can boast a high-class training programme that covers a wide range of areas, yet it doesn’t seem to lose depth in the areas that matter.

Completing a placement after this intensive training period has allowed me to apply my new skills daily, with support always available if needs be. During the placement, it became apparent how well structured the training was as my knowledge allowed me to feel valuable to my placement company from day one.

The graduate programme has been a challenging and exciting experience that has given me the foundations to start a new career and would recommended the experience to anyone.

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Overall my experience on the Amadeus Graduate Programme has been very positive. The training was extensive and of very high quality. The Technical Team were always willing to offer advice and help with any SAS queries. The other staff at Amadeus would always try to help where they could; all staff at Amadeus are friendly, helpful and welcoming. I felt that I was trusted to work independently and that any support was there if I needed it. The balance between independent and in-office learning was good. Now that I am on placement, I know that if I needed support Amadeus would try to help where they could. I still believe that what is on offer through the Amadeus Graduate Placement Programme is hard to beat in terms of skills acquired and preparation for the workplace when compared to many other graduate schemes.

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If you want to learn programming, while being paid for it and then gain some experience while being paid for it even more, than you should definitely apply for this Graduate Programme.

The course is quite intense, and you will learn more than you expect but the life-work balance is surprisingly healthy with approximately half of the days when you will be working from home (although if you prefer to come to the office you will be always welcome there).

The teachers were always professional and well prepared (and most importantly very friendly). The schedule was tight but the classes small enough that it would be difficult for anyone to fall behind without the teacher noticing and helping them out. At the end of the course you will be expected to complete one case study, which allows you to test your newly acquired skills. I quite enjoyed completing mine. It was challenging but not too challenging and made me feel more confident in my SAS skills.

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In three months the Amadeus Graduate Scheme managed to do what four years of a Physics degree failed to – get me interested in, and teach me, coding. It was something I had tried, and failed, to do multiple times on my own.

The intensive course structure left me with no other option than to focus solely on SAS programming, and the level of teaching made sure what I was focusing on was logical and understandable. The small class sizes mean that, if you’re struggling with something, somebody is there to help you personally.

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Initially when I accepted my place on the Amadeus graduate scheme I was unsure if it would be the right job for me. During university, I’d struggled with programming in r and Matlab and was concerned the same would be the case when using SAS.

However, upon starting my three months training with Amadeus I was very surprised by how easily I managed to learn SAS. The teaching at Amadeus is excellent, beginning right at the basics, which was great for me as I’d never looked at SAS before. The classes were always quite small, meaning help was always available when needed. I enjoyed the mix of interactive training (where the trainer would demonstrate in SAS, rather than just read off slides, making the training much more engaging), and exercises, where you could practice the code just demonstrated to you. As well as the training courses, there were also internal exams. These exams made sure you put into practice what you learned so that you retained this information. 

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