Time Served vs Ability Served
Years ago, as a graduate joining a firm, you were expected to follow quite a traditional route. You worked in various departments, served your time doing things you liked and disliked and then at some point your experience would be sufficient to get you promoted.
These days, it is not uncommon to see a graduate propelled into more senior roles because they are hardworking, committed and can do a good job. Opportunity is the new career path mantra.
Is seniority without the experience and wisdom however, the smart thing to do? Many a good company has been taken down at the hands of a young adventurer without the wisdom to understand the impact. There is a balance to be had between "Opportunity & Ability", we just need to be aware of it before over-promoting.