Graduate recruitment selection process

How to secure your first position as you begin your career

We have a really simple four stage application process

...And have a look at our tips below to help you progress through each stage



Some tips to help you through the application process

Stage 1 - your application

Remember that we want to know all about you, so don’t rush things to begin with. Take your time to create a compelling CV that – as well as your academic qualifications and expectations - describes your interests, your experience and what you want to get out of your career.

Once you have decided which of our graduate streams is for you, click on the ‘Apply now’ box which takes you to the role on our online system where you can complete your application and upload your CV.

Stage 2 – take part in a short video or telephone interview

If your application is successful, we'll contact you to arrange and then conduct an interview over a video link or telephone. We’ll want to find out more about you, confirm that this is the right graduate stream for you and understand more about the expectations you have for embarking on your first career.

Before this interview, write down any questions you may have so that you remember to ask them, and look again at your CV so you are prepared to answer any questions we may have. Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about that will help your application?

Stage 3 – online aptitude tests

If your interview is successful, we’ll ask you to complete an on-line aptitude test. Take your time, find a quiet place with no distractions and complete it carefully. 

Stage 4 – meet us face to face

Following the telephone interview and online tests, we’ll let you know if you’ve been short-listed to attend either a one-day assessment centre or interview. Assessment days take place at our offices in Edinburgh, Hemel Hempstead and London. There will be a team of assessors, one of whom is assigned to you throughout the day.

On the day, dress smartly, arrive feeling confident - and be prepared to join in! You’ll hear more about Sopra Steria from people across the business, get involved in group activities and give a short presentation on a topic given to you on the day – culminating in an interview with a manager from your specific graduate stream and HR.

We will contact you again about two weeks after the assessment centre. If we are not offering you a position, we’ll tell you why and give you advice for your future applications.

If you are successful in being offered a position, we’ll talk more about the terms and conditions of the offer and when we would expect you to start.

If you have any questions at any stage of this process, please get in touch.