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Product Analyst Academy

Overview

The Product Analyst Academy programme is an eight-week course designed to take people from all backgrounds and with little to no experience and help them to start a career at Next Generation Engineering as an Associate Consultant Product Analyst.

The programme is run by the Academy team and is delivered in-house. Academites are employees from the day they start the Academy. Our recruitment and assessment process allows us to spot great people with the ability and enthusiasm to do well and bring value to the company. As such, they should be a full-time team member and earn a salary from their first day, not at the end of their training.

The Academy allows us to continue growing as a company, helps us support people from all backgrounds starting a tech career, and effectively instils the Next Generation Engineering values. If you would like to know more, please speak to any of the Academy Team.

Programme goals

As an over-arching goal, the programme aims to help Academites take on the role of an entry-level Product Analyst, as described in our Product Analyst role guide.

On completing the eight-week Product Analyst Academy programme, Product Analysts will be able to:

  • Add value to a Next Generation Engineering team as an effective team member in various roles (e.g. elicit requirements and prioritise as a BA, help facilitate as a Scrum Master, or participate in user research as a User Researcher). They will be even more impactful when pairing/working closely with a more senior Next Generation Engineering colleague.
  • Represent Next Generation Engineering effectively as a Consultant, engaging and working professionally with the client.

Programme structure

The eight-week course is split into two halves:

  • Foundations & mini-project (weeks 1-2): Introducing the cohort to concepts such as Agile working and consultancy. In parallel, the learners apply these new skills and knowledge to a mini-project; a discovery piece which progresses incrementally over the first two weeks as they learn new skills. This helps them both solidify and apply learnings, and build confidence in what they can achieve.
  • Advanced concepts & final project (weeks 3-8): Building on the core skills learnt in the first half, the lessons now move on to focus more specifically on around Design, Delivery and Analysis techniques and tools. The final project is dedicated to working together in teams with the Neil Jennings Academy on a final team project. This is where they gain practical experience in working in a technical team delivering working software.

Post-programme support

After completing the programme, Academites join client teams as Associate Consultants. Ongoing support comes in many forms, but especially from their People Lead and for NGE staff an Associate Career Mentor.

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