Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, has announced that it has become the first specialist in Consultancy Systems Integration to hire a recruit from CodeClan, Scotland’s dedicated software skills academy.
CodeClan is a digital skills academy for web and software development supported by the Scottish Government and ScotlandIS, Scotland’s digital technologies trade body. It is also the first UK digital skills academy to be approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Sopra Steria has a long-term presence in the region and is constantly looking to diversify both its workforce and the ways in which people are sourced, particularly given the digital skills shortage in the UK.
As a result, Sopra Steria, a market leader in Consultancy Systems Integration, turned to CodeClan’s high quality pool of graduates, selecting CodeClan alumnus Adam Reid, pictured, to join its Application Support Team as part of the Government Sector. Adam will provide day-to-day support for major client processing systems.
By supporting and recruiting from CodeClan, Sopra Steria builds upon its commitment to sustainable and diverse growth in Scotland. Sopra Steria sponsors the Scottish Digital Leaders Programme, and, last year, signed the Scottish Business Pledge and announced the opening of its new Glasgow office. It also continues to expand its Scottish graduate and apprenticeship programmes, hiring over 40 graduates in Scotland for 2016 with the expectation of investing in even more for 2017 and 2018.
Alison McLaughlin, Regional Director, Sopra Steria, said: “We are delighted to be working with CodeClan. Given the increasing Digital skills gap, the tech sector needs to consider alternative recruitment approaches. I think CodeClan’s role in fast-tracking capable individuals into our industry is vital and the calibre of the staff they produce is very high. By working with CodeClan we hope to continue to grow our business in the region and in doing so, support skills development and the economy in Scotland.”