by Alicia de la Torre
- HR Development Director
Today, Sopra Steria can pride itself on being a European leader in consulting, digital services, and software development. In the next two years, our Benelux branch, driven by steady growth and a fast post-covid recovery, aims to recruit no less than 400 new employees, mostly tech profiles. With several high-level projects for large institutions on the horizon, and by focusing on internal training, well-being at work, and sustainability, we hope to attract many young candidates. Who knows, you just might be one of them!
Sopra Steria Benelux, one of seven branches of our group, has weathered the coronavirus crisis well. So much so, in fact, that we now need several new professionals to support and sustain our local growth ambitions. To quote our Benelux CEO, Michel Lorgeré: "In 2021, we recorded growth of almost 20 percent. Our goal is to recruit 400 new people over the next 18 months."
It probably won’t come as a great surprise that technical profiles and consultants remain firmly at the head of our recruitment priority list. Candidates with proven skills and knowledge in software development, data analysis, cloud architecture, cybersecurity, payment technology, and infrastructure management are especially in demand today. But on top of those ‘usual suspects, we are also looking for project managers, program directors, and service delivery managers to guide our customer projects.
Experience not essential
Management jobs generally attract more senior profiles, but we are happy to stress that young graduates and junior candidates shouldn't hesitate to apply. We hope to fill at least half our vacancies with younger candidates. And that's not an empty promise either: in neighbouring France, where our headquarters are situated, we’re aiming at 75 percent young recruits.
With our extensive expertise, we help clients in various sectors realise their digital transformation. More in particular, we supervise some large, complex projects and multi-year ICT programs at various government departments and financial institutions, all the way up to the European level. So naturally we will always need some senior profiles. But we do make it possible for younger employees to climb the ladder quickly - for instance, by investing in custom-designed training through our in-house academy.
Other vital motives for choosing Sopra Steria? You'll get to work with the latest technologies in prestigious projects and for well-known clients in government and finance, the manufacturing industry, the energy and utility sectors, and transport and aviation.
Our company also commits to sustainability and well-being at work. For example, company vehicles are replaced with hybrid and electric models, and the use of (electric) bicycles and public transport for commuting is strongly encouraged with incentives. To quote our CEO once again: “We're committed to reducing CO2 emissions to zero by 2028. After that, we want to be completely climate neutral. In the fight against climate change, we take pride in being one of the most ambitious companies in our sector."
We also believe in an optimal work-life balance for our employees, as illustrated by our new HR policy, called 'Smart Way of Working'. Hybrid work is at the core of this. Our employees can work partly from home and partly at the office. In addition, expats are allowed even more flexibility. If they're within the Schengen zone, they're allowed to work from their home country for two weeks a year.
Great place to work
The efforts made by us in recent years in work culture, leadership, and well-being are now clearly reflected in our workforce. Therefore, it is no surprise that our Benelux branch was awarded the 'Great Place to Work' certification this year, based on the evaluations provided by our own Benelux-based employees in an anonymous survey conducted at the end of 2021.
So don’t hesitate to contact us, if you think you have what it takes to work at Sopra Steria. Before long you might be joining our extended global family of 47,000 happy Sopra Steria employees.
Interested in a career at Sopra Steria? Have a look at the Careers section on our website. Or better yet: check our current vacancies and apply immediately for the job that suits you!