Day in the life: Sayidali: Came from Somalia to the UK as a refugee – now a Salesforce Consultant working remotely!
Course: Salesforce Admin Course
Sector: Charitable Organisations
Job Title: Salesforce Consultant
Works: Ashley Community & Housing Ltd
Sayidali, from Somalia, has been living in the UK for 17 years. He fled Somalia in 2006 and found refuge in the UK, where he embarked on a career working as an IT technician and later as a computer science teacher. He decided to upskill and launch his new career when the company he was working for adopted Salesforce, and he recognised the opportunity to gain further growth in a tech career than his previous roles had ever offered.
He is a dad of 8 children and completed the Supermums Salesforce Admin and Salesforce Consultancy course alongside hectic family life and a full-time job. He now works completely remotely as an IT Manager and Salesforce Consultant which allows him to balance his busy family life and work life.
Sayidali decided to upskill and launch his Salesforce career because…
‘The company I work for brought in an economic change consultant who implemented Salesforce. The company needed a Salesforce admin, and I saw it as a great opportunity to upskill and grow my IT career. I found Supermums, and have since trained in both Salesforce Admin, and Salesforce Consultancy, which has lead to my new job role as Salesforce Consultant. The training with Supermums has made me so much more confident in the work environment. I’ve learnt so much about how to come face to face with stockholders, particularly when engaging with people around change, and how to manage a big change within an organisation such as implementing a Salesforce ecosystem.’
Sayidali was able to launch his new Salesforce career successfully because…
‘Of the amazing training I was given by Supermums. They have so many resources to fit around my busy life – online resources, peer discussions, one-on-one mentoring; I have a very busy life with 8 children, and alongside working full time I needed my training to be flexible and suitable for my lifestyle. I have both Vicky and Heather to thank in particular; the way Heather has designed the programme is fantastic in preparing you for the workplace, especially coming from a background where English isn’t my first language. That preparation really gave me the confidence to go out into the workplace after the course and thrive in my new career.
Sayidali has now successfully achieved a Salesforce career that offers him…
‘Confidence in my career. The Supermums course has equipped me with the confidence I needed, especially coming from a non-English speaking background, to build a flexible career that works around my children and family life. ‘
Since writing this case study, Sayidali is now working as CRM Product Manager at Into Film, the UK’s leading charity for film in education.
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