Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about our career program, or about Revolent in general? Check out the FAQs below or get in touch through our Contact Us page.

At Revolent, we are dedicated to creating incredible talent. Through our two-year career programs, we recruit, cross-train and place skilled professionals in upcoming technologies, such as Salesforce and AWS.

As part of the programs our trained consultants, known as Revols, complete an 8-12 week training course, before earning industry-recognized certifications. This is followed by one or more placements on-site with our incredible clients, over two years, to refine their skills, undertake additional certifications, and gain valuable industry experience in real businesses.

We ask you to commit to two years on client site in order to get the full value out of the Revolent business model. For clients, this ensures a continuity of service with our Revols and, for our Revols, it ensures they have at least two years’ of commercial experience in order to help them progress in their career.

If you choose to leave during the two years, you will be asked to pay back the value of the training you have received, in order to allow Revolent to recoup some of the investment we have made in you. Your Talent Acquisition representative will discuss the details of the repayment clause with you and it will be outlined clearly in your employment agreement.

Your training will start with a two-week trial period so you can become acclimatized to working in your chosen field. This will also give you time to figure out if you feel the program is right for you.

 

You can leave at any point in the two-week period without incurring any costs. However, after the two-week period, you will be asked to pay back the value of the training you have received, as mentioned above.

You’ll be paid from the moment you start with Revolent (yes, this includes your training!) and throughout your entire career journey with us.

You’ll receive an hourly rate throughout your training and will then receive a salary, once you are placed on client site. 

All training takes place virtually. When you join Revolent, you will be part of a cohort of Revols in the same learning pathway, allowing you to expand your network and work collaboratively on projects.

All training pathways are between 8-12 weeks in length and differ depending on the training curriculum and certifications offered. Your dedicated Talent Acquisition representative will provide you with more information about the pathway you have selected during your initial phone interview.

Our Revols are the most important part of our business, so we invest  heavily in them. From day one, we’ll invest in your professional development and provide you with your own personal career development coach, as well as a bespoke Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Initially, you’ll work closely with your career development plan and, between the two of you, you will create a customized PDP, specifically designed to help you upskill and gain the certifications you’ll need.

You’ll also have access to our various support networks including our L&D and Consultant Success teams, Technical Trainers, Revol Ambassadors network of experience consultants already on client site, and our employee networks to help you succeed.

You can learn more about support and development at Revolent here.

All Revols are required to complete the entire training curriculum within their pathway. This helps us to guarantee that all Revols have the skillsets required to be successful in their on-site roles with our clients.

The criteria for each pathway will be laid out on the appropriate careers page. For Developer roles, we generally ask that all candidates have previous object-oriented programming and commercial experience, and have been through at least one software development lifecycle.

After the two-year placement period, you’ll have a number of options available to continue your career.

This can include staying with a Revolent as a senior consultant, joining your client’s team as their full-time employee, or becoming a member of our internal team helping to support Revolent as we grow the business. Or you can choose your own adventure in the cloud with the skills you’ve gained from working with us.

We work with a range of industry-leading clients across a number of sectors with new placement opportunities opening up all the time. Your Talent Acquisition representative will provide you with more information about the role you are applying for during your initial phone interview.  

We ask you to be geographically flexible to allow you to take advantage of the range of client placements available and to provide our clients with the best possible service, ensuring we have incredible talent ready to meet their needs. Depending on the available client placements, we may be able to make exception so please speak to your Talent Acquisition representative about your particular situation.

We ask you to be geographically flexible to allow you to take advantage of the range of client placements available and to provide our clients with the best possible service, ensuring we have incredible talent ready to meet their needs. Depending on the available client placements, we may be able to make exception so please speak to your Talent Acquisition representative about your particular situation.

Depending on client requirements, your day to day responsibilities will vary. On our Careers page, you will find general information about our roles. During your initial phone interview, your Talent Acquisition representative will give you with more details on the specific role you are applying for.  

If you need to leave Revolent for circumstances outside of your control, Our Consultant Success team will work with you directly to find a suitable solution. This may include taking a leave and returning at a later date.

Since Covid-19 forced many organizations to move to either partially or fully-remote working, the tech skills gap has grown considerably. Put simply, there aren’t enough people who can wield technologies like Salesforce, AWS, and Microsoft Dynamics to meet demand. Yet companies still need these professionals to help them improve their digital processes and kick-start their digital transformation.

Naturally, the tech sector has responded to this talent shortage by making the creation of trained professionals a top priority.

As a result, cloud technology roles are some of the best paid jobs in tech. People who work with technologies like AWS are in a candidate-driven market, which means (with the right skills and experience) they can take their pick from a wide range of companies, job roles, and salaries. Plus, they get to work with some of the most innovative technologies in the world…what’s not to love?

With such a high demand for certified Salesforce professionals, comes fantastic salaries. That’s only natural, when competition for talent is so fierce. There are three core roles in Salesforce; Developer, Administrator, and Consultant, which can command the following salaries:*

  • A mid-level Salesforce Developer can expect to earn between $121,800 – $166,200 in the US.
  • A mid-level Salesforce Consultant can expect to earn between $134,400 – $154,900 in the US.
  • A mid-level Salesforce Administrator can expect to earn between $107,200 – $137,500 in the US.

*Please note, there can be 10-15% difference in salaries due to factors such as job location, cost of living in that area, years’ experience, skills required, and role complexity.

To learn more about Salesforce salary expectations, including the salaries for the UK, US, and other regions, read this blog.

As with Salesforce, there’s a growing demand for certified AWS professionals. Three of the most popular roles in AWS are Cloud Applications Developer, Cloud Engineer, and DevOps Engineer.

All three of these roles pay very well and, with the right training and experience, you can expect to earn somewhere between the following:

  • As an AWS Cloud Applications Developer, you can earn up to $102,500 per year in a junior role, and up to $149,900 in a senior position in the US.
  • As a junior AWS DevOps Engineer, you can make up to $114,900, which rises to $139,500 for people with 4 or more years of experience. In a senior role (9+ years) you can earn up to $189,800 in the US.
  • AWS Cloud Engineers are one of the most sough-after cloud practitioners. They can expect to earn up to $119,000 per year in a junior role, which rises to up to $173,400 in a senior role in the US.

*Please note, there can be 10-15% difference in salaries due to factors such as job location, cost of living in that area, years’ experience, skills required, and role complexity.

To learn more about AWS salary expectations, including the salaries for the UK, US, and other regions, check out the Jefferson Frank Careers and Hiring Guide

The salary expectations in Microsoft can vary, depending on which technology you specialize in. In the US, for example, a Microsoft Dynamics Functional Consultant can expect to earn anywhere from $93,900 in their first few years, up to $141,110 with roughly 9 years’ experience.

You can learn more about the salary expectations for nearly all Microsoft cloud roles in the 2021 Nigel Frank Careers and Hiring Guide.

Breaking into any technology industry as a professional can be difficult. Certifications will definitely increase your chances, but you also need to gain some practical experience working in businesses that use the technology you’d like to work with. We recommend that you start up-skilling online and learn about the platform you’d like to work on, if you’re interested in Salesforce, for example, check out Trailhead. Then, look to earn some certifications.

And for the final piece of the puzzle, work experience, career programs like ours include paid work placements with some incredible companies, including Fortune 500 organizations and tech giants. Which will help you stand out in any job market!