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Anthony Watters

Career Path: SAP Cloud Innovation Consultant, Capgemini
Location: London, UK

I wanted to combine my love of Cloud Infrastructure with my placement experience with Enterprise Tools. I worked alongside Capgemini Consultants during my placement and they were always a strong company of interest that I knew I would love to work for one day. 

What are you doing now?Anthony Watters

I am a junior Technical Architect that designs and implements cloud hosting solutions for clients new and existing SAP systems.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

The amazing facilities on campus, the course content and how amazing Newcastle was!

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

A great mix of topics across the course modules which gave me a rounded understanding of the world of IT Enterprise. Lots of opportunities for team work and assignments which allowed me to develop my personable skills and build an extensive network.

How connected was your course with industry?

The course is one of the most relevant courses available. The fact that we get hands on experience with systems such as SAP and SAS makes graduates instantly desirable to employers as these skills are so sought after.

If you took on a placement during your course how did you feel this helped you in your career/ with your studies?

My placement year at GE was fantastic for several reasons. I learnt a vast amount about the role of IT within business, the basic principles of an IT implementation project within a global organisation and most of all, a large network that ultimately lead me to my graduate role at Capgemini.

What was the best thing about your course?

For me it was the Enterprise Systems module, which gave students hands on experience with SAP and an overview of the procurement process that SAP is built around. For someone like myself that pursued a career in SAP, this was invaluable experience.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

Of all the SAP graduates at my company, I am the only one that graduated with SAP experience! An accolade that everyone is aware of and managers have highlighted that my previous experience was evident as I hit the ground running when I started my role.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

SAP, Project Management Methodologies, Project Lifecycle, Database Administration, Team Working and many more.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

It’s hard to choose, but I’d have to say living in Newcastle! I was worried as I’d moved so far from home but I absolutely loved my time there and I miss it everyday!

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Don’t be afraid to do your research and reach out to graduates or other students from your desired course. They could answer any questions and relieve any doubts you might have!

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Fun, enlightening and worthwhile!

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