Our Armed Forces Community

Who we are how we make a difference

Armed Forces Covenant

We are an Armed Forces Covenant signatory and were proud to be awarded Gold standard under the Employer Recognition Scheme in 2022; a vote of confidence in our ongoing work to make our Armed Forces community engagement best practice.

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Supporting Reservists

We provide ten days of paid leave for Reservists to serve with their unit, in recognition of the important work that this community carries out for our country. If our Reservists are required to mobilise for extended deployments, we protect their employment so that their role is there for them when they return.

Meet our reservists

A Key Official Partner of Walking With The Wounded

In July 2021, Sopra Steria announced its partnership with the military charity, Walking With The Wounded. The charity offers a number of programmes to support veterans with visible and invisible injuries that are struggling to transition to civilian life after leaving the forces. As part of our continued drive to make a positive contribution to the Armed Forces community, Sopra Steria will support the charity through various fundraising activities and by sharing our knowledge and expertise in consulting and technology, as part of our Tech For Good initiative.

Volunteering and Fundraising

We encourage employees’ volunteering and fundraising activities through paid leave and match funding. Thousands of pounds have been raised for Armed Forces community charities and work is in motion to go further, by offering the skills of our employees to military charities broadening opportunities for those in need.

Armed Forces Community Network

We have established an Armed Forces Support Network for employees, to provide fellowship for those who have experienced military life. The network allows employees to share exchanges in a supportive environment and provides help to those who need it.

Mo’s Story

Mo Ahmed, a Senior Management Consultant at Sopra Steria UK, has shared his inspirational career story with Ex-Forces in Business. A retired RAF Wing Commander, Mo writes about his significant achievements in military and civilian work, with highlights including working on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, receiving an MBE, briefing Pakistan’s military hierarchy and helping the Armed Forces improve its approach to diversity and inclusion.


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Sue-Ellen Wright’s Story

Sue-Ellen Wright, Managing Director of Aerospace, Defence and Security at Sopra Steria, shares an insight into her journey from military to civilian life, tips for those making the leap and some advice for employers about how to attract veterans and support them to thrive.