Enigma’s Young Professional Programme trains academically qualified young people to become financial services consultants. Under the motto “We can do more together”, the Young Professionals learn from one another, as well as from trainers, clients, and our own experienced consultants.
These Young Professionals spend 32 hours a week working as Junior Consultants for clients, and 8 hours a week following a customised market-oriented training programme. Working (on projects) is thus combined with learning. During and at the end of the training course, the Young Professionals obtain various certificates that are recognised by the market.
Enigma’s aspiration is to bind talent to the financial sector through the Young Professional Programme. Regeneration is necessary for every organisation for continuity, innovation and to take on the challenges of the coming years.
The Young Professional Programme has three objectives, namely to develop the Young Professionals on a professional, functional and personal level:
- The professional aspect of training is geared towards expansion of knowledge. This element is theoretical, but has a direct link to practice. This way, we ensure the knowledge gained adds value to client projects immediately. Examples of substantive training courses include NIBE-An Introduction to Banking and NIBE-Payment Traffic. These training courses are presented by Enigma colleagues who work for clients and they are based on current case studies.
- In terms of functional skills, the Young Professionals learn skills – such as consultancy skills – which can be applied in practice immediately. Case studies are examined during these training courses. Examples of courses pertaining to functional skills include Requirements, Presentation Techniques and Agile/Scrum.
- In terms of personal development, attention is given to personal effectiveness and leadership, professional communication and consultancy skills. By focusing on ‘soft’ consultancy skills too, the Young Professionals gain experience that is of added value for the rest of their careers. Examples of these personal development courses are Personal Leadership and Intervision.
Improving professional expertise, skills and personal development and translating and applying everything learned in practice are therefore central.
Partial certificates recognised by the market
During their traineeship, the Young Professionals obtain partial certificates that are recognised by the market, including NIBE, Prince2, Scrum, Requirements Management and GARP. The Young Professionals are awarded the official Enigma Academy certificate on completion of the whole programme.