The SAP job market in the United Kingdom and Europe is growing along with the general economy. The reason for this parallel growth is that SAP business solutions are intimately connected with the rise of smaller businesses into industry leaders. Companies looking to compete in their market sector have begun to invest in SAP software and professionals who are well versed in its capabilities. In essence, SAP software and the people who utilize it are crucial investments in corporate success.
The necessity for business solutions in the form of SAP programs means that there is a strong SAP jobs market for the right professionals. Professionals interested in growing with a company should look at smaller accounting and financial firms that use SAP software. SAP jobs with companies just getting off of the ground may not be as lucrative in the short term, the right professional with the specific SAP knowledge needed to improve a company can be responsible for the growth of a company.
As such, investing time and energy into these types of positions can lead to great rewards down the road for SAP professionals. However, the consolation prize for SAP professionals who work with smaller companies that don't make it is an invaluable experience usable in the next job hunt. Graduates and young professionals well versed in SAP and with a little industrial experience can make for good SAP trainers. SAP professionals can teach university students and professionals already in the workforce how to use SAP and updated information on SAP software. Training positions are great for professionals who like to speak with diverse groups, like a little variety, and want to use their SAP knowledge to help others. Training jobs are available with recruiting agencies, software companies, and larger corporations.
SAP professionals can often find their way through larger corporations as trainees. National and international accounting firms, banks, and financial planners often utilize training programs to help graduates adjust to the corporate world. Training sessions help integrate knowledge about SAP software and other IT issues into real world settings, which is invaluable to professional success. These opportunities are obviously limited, as companies often only need a few SAP professionals at any one time. As well, like any other IT positions, hundreds of applications from the UK and around the world flood human resources departments for these corporations.
SAP professionals often do well to find temporary positions or freelance consulting before applying for training programs.
Steve Bishop is the Managing Partner of Damia Group. The company specialise in information technology jobs and UK recruitment solutions as well as IT jobs in Europe.