Finding purpose in passion – or what it means to “ace” your career at Capgemini
As a recruiting professional, it is my job to know just how important people are to any organisation, to guide them toward the most suitable career path, to help them develop their passions. After all, that’s what I always wanted for myself. On the other hand, I know that technology is the way of the future and I really wanted to be part of an organisation that was always on the cutting edge of new developments. Almost ten years ago, I found both at Capgemini – a place that applies the human touch to both business and technology.
The Capgemini brand has been built on the idea that people are our “Ace of Spades” – our greatest asset and the highest-value card in our hand. My managers always made me feel like an ace. They gave me amazing freedom and support to build my career path based on my passions and helped me to consolidate my experience. I started with Capgemini in 2009 as a recruiter in the executive search team, but quickly became interested in the vast potential of social media. So, by 2012 I started building social a media marketing stream for recruiting with channels like LinkedIn to attract the best talent and in 2014, I started working with Group HR to build the global framework and projects on using digital to attract, engage, and source best talent for Capgemini. Today, I work with a wonderful team of two members who share the same interests.
But don’t just take my word for it. For example, It is the quality and passion of our people that drive us forward, which is also what drove one of our colleagues, . Capgemini is deeply committed to creating an environment and opportunities that will help you to nurture your passions and to love what you do. And if you demonstrate a love or passion for what you do, we’ll help you to build the skills and obtain the experience that will empower you to ace your career.
You have the freedom to chart your own career path. But whether you are seeking your very first job or your next career opportunity, every step that you take in your career should add to your growth and development. Just look at the trajectory my career has taken! Equally important, however, is the fact that your job empowers you to discover and cultivate your passions. At Capgemini, we firmly believe that when you are passionate about what you do, you are more likely to excel at it. You are more likely to make a real difference to your career, to your team, and to the organisations that you work with.
We work with some of the largest and most-recognised brands in the world. Time and again, our clients tell us that it is our people that set us apart from the competition. We naturally strive to hire the very best talent, but it is the opportunities that we afford people that enable them to flourish in their roles and become difference makers for some of the world’s biggest companies. Capgemini offers an environment in which people can work in global teams at the very forefront of business and technology. Imagine working with thought leaders and experts from all around the world, implementing business technology projects that challenge the boundaries of what we consider to be possible, and doing all of this for some of the world’s leading brands. Can you imagine a better environment in which to gain experience?
As CEO Paul Hermelin said in our 2017 interactive annual report, “We are proud of doing difficult things for demanding clients, and there is always something to learn when you do difficult things. So they [new joiners] will come and they will join a company that has a strong tradition of delivery and innovation.”
When you join Capgemini, you have the opportunity to contribute your business and academic expertise and thoughts to real projects. You’ll experience challenges from a variety of different sectors, industries, geographies, and clients. The diversity of this on-the-job experience, combined with mentorship from industry experts and the opportunity to upgrade your skills through our Learning and Development platforms, will empower you to take control of your career and take advantage of the numerous personal development opportunities that will present themselves to you at Capgemini. If you are passionate about your career, then this access to experience and support will enable you to develop the confidence you need to master a business or technology domain, and really influence the outcomes of projects for your team and clients.
As a company that employs more than 200,000 people in more than 40 countries around the world, we are committed to the application of fair and ethical working practices across our global team. The diversity of our workforce is a source of strength and inspiration for our colleagues around the world. Ideas benefit from diversity of perspective and our celebration of diversity – be it gender, age, culture, orientation, or thought – sets us apart from other employers and provides our colleagues with a constant source of support and inspiration. Whatever your role, we will encourage you to collaborate globally, to learn from your international colleagues, and to think and act globally in everything you do.
We believe in a company culture that fosters respect for the communities we interact with; both in the clients we serve and the communities our offices are located within. Finding purpose in our careers is not only about our CSR initiatives, such as Project Theater, Poland, a staff initiative to raise money for local NGOs, or hosting events in our London Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) to apply emerging technologies to help our clients in the water industry become more efficient, sustainable, and resilient against changing climate. Purpose is also found in the daily things we do, like making a difference in how people work, making life more convenient for others, saving time, and digitally transforming enterprise.
A career with us is an opportunity to find purpose in your passion. It is a chance to grow and develop into an ace at what you do. I have been truly fortunate enough to work with some of the best teams, learn from global teams and collaborate to share ideas/goals true to Capgemini spirit. I love my career. I ace my career. How about you?
We invite you to explore your career path with us with an exciting journey of building passion and mastery. Click here to learn more about the current career opportunities with us.