During your first few days we will do everything we can to help you settle in and feel at home. We have a great culture here and the team are always happy to help so if you have any questions, just ask.


What happens on your first day / week


Tuesday 15th March

3.30pm / 4.00pm
Arrive at office - show round with Kate and introduction to the team

4.00pm onwards
Introduction to Blueleaf from Adrian - history, present and future, including introduction to our 9 values

Wednesday 16th March

8:30am - 9.00am
Chat with Sarah about traffic management, to cover JIRA, Tempo, 10,000ft and Slack

9.00am - 10.00am
Run through project management process with Verity
(Team Leader – Client Team) and Vicky (Project Manager)

10.00am – 11.00am
Meet with Development Team

• Introduction to Front End Dev

• Front End - Introduction to platform & techs we use (Venda, SASS, Grunt, Bourbon, Foundation, Browser Stack, Browser Sync, Ghostlab, Demandware, jQuery, Software)

• Introduction to Back End

• Back End - Introduction to platform & techs we use

11.00am – 12.30pm
Session with Pete (Team Leader – Front End)
and Daz (Team Leader – Back End)

• Version control methodology

• Development process


• Code review process

• Testing process

• Confluence

12.30pm - 1.00pm

1.00pm - 3.00pm
Taylored Investments briefing with Vicky (Project Manager)

3.00 - 5.00pm
Review Taylored Investments Specification

Thursday 17th March

8.30am - 9.30am
Chat with Chris Jones (Team Leader and UX Director)

9.30am – 10.30am
Spend time with design team

10.30am – 11.00am
Discuss ‘Operation Magento’, to be worked on in afternoon

• Front End - Foundation 6 & Magento 2 - Viability check on Catalyst template for Blueleaf work

• Front End - Foundation 6 & Magento 2 - Findings

• Back End - Magento 2 - Why is it slow (including profiling)

• Back End - Magento 2 - Performance Findings

11:00am - 11.30am
Chat with Verity (Team Leader – Client Team)

11:30am - 12.30pm
HR Induction with Kate and Kay / discuss chargeability with Kay

12.30pm - 1.00pm

1.00pm - 5.00pm
‘Operation Magento’ investigations

Friday 18th March

9.00am - 9.30am
Chat with Jenny (Team Leader and Strategist)

9:30am -10:00am
Andrew to take your photo for our website and your profile pictures (Slack, JIRA etc)!

10.00am - 12.30pm
‘Operation Magento’ Review with Daz and Pete

12.30pm - 1.30pm
Lunch (a longer lunch as it’s Friday!)

1.30pm – 2.30pm
‘Operation Magento’ Work:

• Front End - Start work on Catalyst templates including/excluding Foundation 6

• Back End - Magento 2 - Performance Work (including profiling)

2:30pm - 3.00pm
Join PM’s Scheduling meeting

3:00pm - 5.00pm
Round up with Pete and Daz


As well as the usual kit,
we will get you set up with...


We use Gmail for our work email: it ties in nicely with Calendar and Drive.

Once you have logged into your account we will send you the details for all the other apps we use.

Your email address is


Slack is the system we use for all our internal communications. Slack uses "channels" rather than direct emails which dramatically cuts down the number of emails we send and receive and keeps everyone in the loop.

There are a number of channels that you will be automatically added to which are listed below. Feel free to look at all the channels and see which you fancy joining!

#ama - for asking any burning questions to Rob and Adrian
#bl-1er-ideas - for suggest improvements we can make
#bl-general - for team-wide communications and announcements
#bl-retail news - to see Blueleaf's tweets, press and other industry news
#bl-slackdos - for paying kudos to members of the team
#bl-tannoy - a broadcast channel for anyone to send out business updates
#lunch orders - for ordering your lunch every day if you'd like to
#random - a place for non-work banter, links and articles or interest or humour

Your login will be emailed to you


JIRA is another system that is fundamental to the day-to-day running of Blueleaf.

All our projects and timesheets are managed through it and we use it to store key information.

Your login will be emailed to you


We use 10,000ft for scheduling everyone's work and this is managed by Sarah, our Traffic Manager.

At the start of each week, Sarah will go though your schedule with you.

To be able to view 10,000ft:
Your login is schedule@blue-leaf.co.uk Your password is blueleaf