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January 2019 graduate consulting and management scheme

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Location: London

Application Deadline: EXPIRED

Job Type: Graduate scheme

Contract Type: Permanent

The job

Summary of the job role

About Sopra Steria
 
We are one of the leading European players in Digital Transformation, helping our clients to address their most critical and complex business challenges.

Whether it’s working with easyjet to optimise seat allocation across all the routes they operate, providing business process services to Her Majesty’s Passport Office handling up to 5 million applications a year, or delivering the UK’s largest digital market data processing platform for the Financial Conduct Authority, our mission is to help our clients transform how they do business with leading edge digital thinking.
 
How to apply?
 
Please go to our Early Careers page at www.soprasteria.co.uk/earlycareers for information on how to apply and the assessment process.
 
Please be aware that due to the nature of the sectors we work in, applicants will need to meet the criteria for security clearance in order to be considered, including having lived in the UK for the last 5 years.

How you'll expect to spend your day

The Opportunity
 
Our graduate programme in Consulting and Management is a 2 year programme that will develop you both as a business and consulting professional and as a leader. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference from day one and work on client projects across a number of business sectors, including Financial Services, Commercial, Government, Aerospace, Defence & Security. You’ll get involved in all aspects of how we work with our clients to understand and address the challenges that are fundamental to their success. Alongside this varied and challenging work experience, you’ll also develop the business understanding and leadership skills that mean you’ll be perfectly placed to continue building your career with us beyond the graduate programme and achieve your potential in your chosen career path.

The candidate



Required Skills

Communication
Teamwork
Problem Solving
Collaboration
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Analytical skills


Good to have

 
Person Requirements
 
If you’re inspired by our values of curiosity, positivity, team spirit, customer focus, excellence and respect, you might just be the person we’re looking for.
 
You will need to have achieved a 2.1 degree in any discipline and have strong analytical and critical thinking skills. You’ll thrive on working collaboratively to solve problems and build solutions and be an excellent communicator and relationship builder.
 
You’ll need to be mobile as our clients are based across the United Kingdom and Europe so there will be the opportunity to travel.

Continue reading to learn what it's like to work at Sopra Steria


Life at Sopra Steria for graduates

At Sopra Steria, you can fulfil your potential. You will work with leading private and public sector organisations, contributing to cutting edge digital transformation projects. Working with the best talent in our business, you will be constantly challenged to deliver exceptional service and innovative solutions for our customers. Join us and we will succeed together.

Case studies

Sile

SAS Business Analysis Graduate

Degree:
University College Cork
Business Information Systems

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me is usually spent carrying out work for the client. For me, this has involved undertaking project work from initial requirements gathering all the way through build, test and implementation of a new system…so my days can be pretty varied depending on what stage a project is at! A typical day could also be spent at base office working on internal projects, or attending one of the many training courses Sopra Steria provide!

What’s been your greatest achievement in your time with Sopra Steria so far?

My greatest achievement so far has definitely been my promotion. I felt I put in a lot of hard work during my first year at Sopra Steria and it felt really rewarding for that to be acknowledged.

Helen

Business Analysis Graduate

Degree:
University of Hull
Physical Geography

Tell me about the training you have received when you joined?

Most of my training was soft skills, however I also took a number of external courses to help me develop Business Analysis skills. I worked closely with a senior BA to see what he does on his project and was given some mock scenarios to work on to see what it would be like once out on a client site.

What is it like working at Sopra Steria?

Working at Sopra Steria is extremely social. Everyone is very friendly and approachable. We have fun in the office, but somehow the work manages to get done on time to very high standards. Everyone helps each other and there is lots of learning and development along the way.

Luke

Finance Graduate

Degree:
University of Sheffield
Economics

What is it like working at Sopra Steria?

Working at Sopra Steria is thoroughly enjoyable and a welcoming place to be. From day one you feel relaxed and at home due to the great culture of the company and the friendliness of the workforce. Everybody including existing grads are willing and eager to help out which means you can get up to speed in no time!

How does Sopra Steria help you progress and develop?

When I first started, I attended an induction with all the other graduates. After this, a lot of my training was on the job, learning the financial systems and processes with the support of my line manager and other experienced finance employees. As part of my programme I am also working towards my CIMA qualification.

Craig

User Experience Graduate

Degree:
Dundee University
Digital Interaction Design

What is it like working at Sopra Steria?

Sopra Steria is a great place to work – honestly! Currently I work between offices in London and Edinburgh, and all the people I have met have been friendly, approachable and encouraging. There is always the opportunity to meet new people, and to learn new skills, both in the office, and at one of the numerous social gatherings.

Being part of the graduate programme means that I have made friends with several others in my intake, across many varied streams, and we meet up regularly even now that we have been sent out on projects. Our Christmas party was a particularly good night!

The UX team in Sopra Steria is still fairly small, but we are a close team, and there is always something hilarious going on. We take time each week to reflect on the various projects we all work on, to share and critique each other’s work, and also to discuss some of the latest design trends. It’s a really great environment to work in.

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