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Who we are and how we make a difference
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Armed Forces Covenant

We are an Armed Forces Covenant signatory and were proud to be awarded Silver status under the Employer Recognition Scheme in 2020; 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


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Ex-Forces in Business

Sopra Steria sponsors the Ex-Forces in Business Awards, the world’s largest celebration of Veterans in second careers. Taking place in both London and Glasgow, the awards showcase the achievements of Veterans in civilian work and promote the strong synergies between military values and business excellence.

 

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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.

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Armed Forces Community Network

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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Adam’s Story

Former Royal Marines commando and Sopra Steria Consultant Adam Ashe may have won the coveted ‘Ultimate Warrior’ at the Wounded Warrior Games, but his transition to civilian life hasn’t been without its challenges.

 

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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.

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We all stand to benefit from work cultures that help military-leavers to thrive
Upcoming Events

The world’s largest celebration of military veterans in second careers

London: 23 June 2021, InterContinental London – The O2
Glasgow: 12 August 2021, Hilton Glasgow, Cambridge St