26 Apr 2018
At Capgemini, we know that a brilliant workforce is made up of diverse experiences and perspectives. We foster an inclusive and supportive environment where difference is celebrated; and we recognise that with innovations in connectivity, “work” is no longer a “place” – it is an activity measured by outputs.
Our managers are encouraged to work with their teams to support flexibility in formal and informal ways, so that our people get a great balance. We’d love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for one of our roles, and would like to work in a different way.
Careers at Capgemini: https://www.capgemini.com/gb-en/careers/
“It is eminently do-able to have a family and succeed at work.”
Adele Every, Account Director, Joined Capgemini in 2005
This year, I celebrated my twelfth anniversary at Capgemini.
During my time here, I’ve progressed from Relationship Manager to Account Director, become one of Capgemini’s top Automation experts on Expert Connect – and had two children.
I’m often asked how I juggle it all.
The answer? Flexibility. Capgemini allows me to fit my working hours around my childcare requirements and work from home when I need to. The trust and flexibility afforded to me by the company has enabled me to balance my work and home life – and in return, I feel an immense loyalty to the organisation. Bringing up children and progressing your career are not mutually exclusive: you can do both. Be open, honest and authentic about any challenges you face, seek flexibility in your working arrangements, work hard – and see the rewards.
“During the interview process, I was transparent about the flexibility that I needed”
Simone Thomas, HR Manager, Capgemini
I have worked flexibly over the last 10 years previously as a sibling carer and now as a mother. After having my daughter in 2011, I decided to work in contract roles thinking that this was the only way I could achieve the flexibility that I needed.
In 2015, I realised that performing a series of contract roles meant that I really missed building long lasting relationships with team members and the businesses that I supported. I decided to look for a permanent role within a company that was results driven and therefore less likely to be opposed to agile ways of working.
I found a vacancy for a HR Manager position at Capgemini and this instantly grabbed my attention, as I was already aware of Capgemini’s reputation for treating its employees’ well. I applied for the role and I was contacted by a member of the Capgemini recruitment team who was incredibly professional and asked me questions specifically related to the role requirements. Capgemini has fully invested in my development which helped me to achieve my promotion to HR Business Partner within a year of joining.
During the interview process, I was transparent about the flexibility that I needed. In summary, I proposed that I could work my contractual hours in a different way and still do a great job.
Capgemini offered me the HR Manager position, I accepted and I have not looked back since. When I am at work I am able to focus and be at my best, knowing that my most precious is happy and that I am there for her when she needs me.
I feel incredibly loyal to Capgemini and feel really fortunate to work for a company that truly believes that working for them should be a ‘shared adventure’ for all.
If you want to be the best you can be in a profession that you are committed to, with a truly supportive team, I would really recommend Capgemini.