Learning & Development Business Partner

Learning & Development Business Partner – Capgemini Invent

At Capgemini Invent we ideate and bring to life what’s next for our clients. By combining strategy, technology, data science and creative design expertise with an inventive mindset, we work with our clients to solve their most complex business and technology challenges. Located in more than 30 offices and 10 creative studios around the world, we have a 6,000+ strong team.

As a globally renowned technology and digital leader, we have the responsibility, the ambition and the means to contribute to solving major societal questions that are shaping our future world. Invent for Society aims to value how social impact is part of the fabric of what we do.

An overview of the role:

You will design, own and manage our development strategy, working with the senior leadership team and key stakeholders to shape it and drive its success. To be successful you will bring fresh thinking to our learning solutions to ensure they deliver a leading-edge experience and maximise learning impact for our people and be trusted advisor to the business and HR community on all L&D related matters.

You will shape and drive a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing and contribute on regional and Global offerings. Being commercially comfortable you will effectively manage the Learning and Development budget and L&D portfolio within commercial constraints and the broader KPIs of the business, maximising the use of virtual and blended offerings provided through our digital learning platform. It will be important to promote and celebrate success and identify opportunities for improvement 

No matter the project or internal customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. It’s really rewarding. And it’s also really varied. You’ll potentially work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others), so you could gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.

Why this role?

Having an industry leading Learning and Development offering is key to ensuring that Invent UK can attract and retain great people with capability to drive our business success.  As the Invent UK Learning and Development Business Partner you will work with the HR Director, HRBP’s and Business Leaders to evolve a learning strategy that supports the business priorities and delivers outstanding results. You will work closely with the wider Global Invent HR team becoming a trusted expert who can co-create effective and agile learning initiatives with the business, to deliver impact and drive best practice in Learning and Development. 

You will be an important part of the wider Capgemini UK Learning and Development Team with other local, regional and global L&D professionals providing an opportunity to share regional and global best practice, and drive and contribute to our collective capability in Learning & Development.  This network gives you additional scope to grow personally and professionally and to identify ways that Invent UK can benefit from innovation, scale and re-use across the Capgemini business

Why you?

You will be passionate about learning and development (ideally CIPD qualified) and a role model for continuous Development  & Collaboration, you will quickly become a recognised expert and trusted advisor articulating how L&D can support our strategic business objectives.  The role requires the ability to plan and deliver initiatives successfully in a fast paced and complex environment with the need to manage constant change. You will need to quickly establish credibility, and employ excellent communication and consulting skills, in return you’ll get to work on cutting edge topics and interesting business challenges with opportunities to engage with every level of the organisation.
A high achievement drive, with a positive, can-do attitude showing enthusiasm for work and commitment to delivering excellence is imperative with a proactive and creative approach to problem solving.

As with all Business Partnering roles, the need for strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to listen, communicate, influence and engage with different levels of people within the organisation will be required.


You will able to deal with ambiguity and show resilience with the ability to win stakeholders trust and confidence. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to incorporate multiple concepts and deliver complex workloads all whilst maintaining attention to detail.


As a trusted advisor and expert, you will need to manage key stakeholder relationships including:

  • Ability to function as part of management and leadership teams and develop sustainable relationships at middle and top management level and use them to proactively help in the management of the business 
  • Proactively gathering insights on the stakeholder needs and helping them to identify how and whether learning can best support these needs.
  • Capable of giving persuasive formal presentations to management and leadership teams 
  • Is a leader in own community/area 
  • Represents self and Capgemini in external professional bodies thereby enhancing our reputation 
  • Develop and maintain an external network in own area


Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients.  We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

Work/Life Harmony

We understand that everyone has varied lives and we want you to have a great work-life balance.  So, where possible, our Work Life Harmony policy will help you to work flexibly and juggle your work and home life.


We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. So, we’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. It’s something we’re really serious
about.  In fact, we were even named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for an 8th year.  When you join Capgemini, you’ll join a team that does the right thing.

Relaunch Programme

This role is open to applications through our Relaunch@Capgemini programme for individuals who have been on a Career Break of between 2 and 10 years.  We understand that you won’t necessarily match every requirement on the job description but please do apply for the vacancy that best meets your area of expertise.  Further details on the programme can be found at https://www.capgemini.com/gb-en/careers/relaunchcapgemini/

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year+ heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17billion.

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Posted on:

December 10, 2020

Experience level:

Experienced Professional

Contract type:

Permanent Full Time



Business units:

SBU Shared Services.


Corporate Function