Last week’s annual Consulting University in Paris was a huge success, with over 1500 Consultants from across Europe in attendance to hear from Executives about our vision for the future. Amongst the UK Consulting community were 20 Junior Consultants from our Graduate Programme. We recognise that our graduates are vital to the future success and the culture of Sopra Steria and we invest in providing them with experiences and networking opportunities that contribute to professional development.
Views from our graduates
Megan Archer - Junior Consultant
It was really exciting to attend the Sopra Steria Group Consulting University in Paris and to share that experience with over 1500 Sopra Steria consultants from across Europe. In the opening speech, Jean-Claude Lamoureux, the Group Consulting Director said that “in Europe, consulting is on NOW”. He’s absolutely right. In the UK we have already recognised this and are accelerating our big leap forwards into the world of consulting.
Since my fellow graduates and I joined the company as part of the new Junior Consulting programme, we have been asked to bring our energy, youth and fresh ideas to the table to make a real difference to the consulting culture in the UK. Seeing all of the French consultants, hearing their success stories and witnessing examples of their innovations has given us all the confidence to push this to new levels.
Merci beaucoup Paris, for a fabulous time and for making me super excited about the future of Sopra Steria Consulting!
Demi Quinn - Junior Consultant
I can’t imagine there are many graduates who can say that they were invited to Paris in the first five months of starting their first job…. but I was! It was a pleasure and a privilege to attend the 2018 Consulting University and to meet so many new faces who were so genuinely excited about the future of Consulting at Sopra Steria.
Most of the UK consultants commented on how much they enjoyed the opportunity to network in Paris, not only with our European colleagues, but also with the wider Sopra Steria UK Consulting community. It felt great to be part of such an exciting and diverse UK team – and we will definitely be getting a date in the diary to get together again in the UK!
One of the biggest highlights for me was one of the shorter sessions that we attended. This was a mixture of motivated speakers across the company discussing some innovative projects and exciting capabilities that we are already working on. I hadn’t realised just how pioneering a company Sopra Steria really is.
I also have to mention the Digital Escape Challenge that we completed, which wasn’t what I expected at all. Teaming AR and an ipad, with the classic scavenger hunt and end-of-world scenario was an awesome way to get 1500 consultants excited before dinner (even if my team lost!!).
We had an unforgettable experience that has us ready and eager to smash the end of 2018!
Thank you for having us Paris #UC2018!
Our Graduate Programme
Are you a graduate with a passion and a desire for early responsibility? a curiosity for how technology can transform how our clients do business? a flair for analytical thinking, problem solving and first-class communication skills?