2021-04-20

2021-04-20

Academic Work and AW Academy create new job opportunities with re-skilling tech program

A new educational program created by Swedish companies Academic Work and AW Academy will train Salesforce tech experts in five European countries. The first international group will graduate in October 2021.

The program is part of our commitment to international expansion, where we intend to share the expertise we have gained over the last decade when it comes to both the education and recruitment of the most promising IT consultants in a very competitive market.

A new educational program created by Swedish companies Academic Work and AW Academy will train Salesforce tech experts in five European countries. The first international group will graduate in October 2021.

With millions of users worldwide, Salesforce is the global leader in enterprise Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, bringing companies and their customers together in the digital age.

Salesforce is one of the world’s fastest-growing platforms in data-driven customer relations, and there is an ever-growing need for consultants and experts who can help clients to implement it. Academic Work’s sister company AW Academy has created a tailored educational program to address this need, which is all the more pressing due to the increased digitalisation that has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The need for Salesforce competence is increasing on a European level. I'm excited to see our markets work intensely in a joint effort to re-skill people and create new job opportunities in the market. This is something that will benefit our customers immediately,” says Johan Skarborg, CEO of the AW Group, of which Academic Work and AW Academy are included.

“The demand for Salesforce administrators, developers, architects and consultants is high and growing at a rapid pace. At the AW Group we have built our business on helping our customers to find, recruit and develop the talent they need to grow, and this program is an extension of that,” Skarborg adds.

“In the last six years, we have delivered over 100 educational programs and now that we are offering it in five countries, we expect our Salesforce program will be the biggest yet. We are looking forward to providing our clients with competent Salesforce consultants who will make an immediate difference.”

Måns Johnsson, Salesforce Northern Europe, is positive to the collaboration.

"Between 2019-2024, IDC predicts Salesforce and its ecosystem to enable the creation of 4.2 million jobs worldwide. We’re committed to help our customers and partners grow with the accelerated digitalisation demands on all platforms. AW Group’s concept of a successful fast track program is a brilliant way to re-skill people for the future of work and new career paths”, says Måns Johnsson, Regional Vice President, Industries & Partners, Salesforce Northern Europe.

Based on accelerated learning, where students learn quickly via practical exercises, teamwork and feedback, the 12-week online program will be held in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Germany, with the graduates expected to be available as consultants in those markets in October.

Since it was founded in 1999, Salesforce has enabled companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies — cloud, mobile, social, artificial intelligence, voice and blockchain — to connect to their customers in a whole new way.

The AW Academy program will provide participants with the training required to gain the certification of Salesforce Administrator, Sales Cloud Consultant and Service Cloud Consultant.

“The program is part of our commitment to international expansion, where we intend to share the expertise we have gained over the last decade when it comes to both the education and recruitment of the most promising IT consultants in a very competitive market,” says Johan Skarborg.  

For further information about the Salesforce AW Academy program and how to recruit the new consultants, please contact Sam Alvandpour.

You can also read more about the program here.

Contact person

Sam Alvandpour
Group Business Manager Area IT, AW Group
sam.alvandpour@academicwork.com
+46 8 120 522 26

About Academic Work

Academic Work was founded in 1998 in Sweden. Today, we are an international organization with operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Germany. We are experts in recruiting academics still in their studies or in the beginning of their careers – young professionals.

Since we started, we’ve helped more than 150,000 young professionals find a job and start their careers, while also fulfilling our clients' recruitment needs and helping them to grow. For companies, we offer a single point of contact – experts with deep knowledge of industry trends, talent sourcing, staffing and recruiting.

We always strive to develop client relationships into business partnerships, meaning that we are personal, transparent and client-centric in everything we do.

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About AW Academy

AW Academy is a next-generation school that offers intensive, 12-weeks accelerated learning programs in business sectors experiencing acute shortages, such as IT, tech and finance.

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Academic Work and AW Academy are part of AW Group

The AW Group is a family of brands working together to unlock the growth potential of people and companies. Based in Stockholm, we currently have operations in six countries, 1,200 employees, sales of more than SEK 4 billion – and the journey has only just begun. AW Group consists of Academic Work, AW Academy, Instajobs, Digitalent and AW Executive Search.

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