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ALY

ALY

Cybersecurity Consultant

Australia

Students and graduates

Cybersecurity

ALY

Cybersecurity Consultant

Australia

Students and graduates

Cybersecurity

ALY

Capgemini is a global company and just in a single city there is such a wild variety of different work being done, you can get experience and significant skills in work you may never have touched in university or your prior experience.

– Tell us about your role. What does a day in your life at Capgemini look like?

In my day-to-day at Capgemini, I’m responsible for helping clients make good cybersecurity decisions. That doesn’t necessarily have to be pure consulting work, like advising on a project or planned system change. I might be doing infrastructure support on something like ‘user access’, which is absolutely vital for application usage.

From a security-specific standpoint, it’s often about balancing usability with that security. We need to ensure people using an application won’t be slowed down, whilst also meeting government security expectations security for the application itself.

At the moment, I’m working mostly from home. We have a daily ‘stand-up’ meeting and that definitely helps a lot with making sure that everyone’s communicating with each other. At Capgemini, I’ve found there’s a huge amount of support to be found from people across every part of the company.

– What’s the best thing about working at Capgemini?

It’s that, the support. The amount of support that is provided by the company and countless employee groups is astounding. Even if it’s not on the same project, because of the size of the company, there’ll be someone you can go to and say, ‘Hey. Have you seen this before? Can you help me?’ And almost always, they’ll be able to say, ‘Yes. This is what you need to do.’ No matter what your issue is, there is someone who can and will, provide some support to help you solve it.

Working in a company where the individuals actually take actions in the causes they believe in, with upper management also picking up the torch through to the end, goes to show how powerful a workplace Capgemini really is.

And it means you really can be your true self at work. Personally I am someone who struggles to be themselves and yet the support I have been given while working at Capgemini has allowed me to really be the person I want to be.

– What makes you proud to work at Capgemini?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERG) such as Women@Capgemini and OUTfront, which is our ERG for LGBT inclusivity, make me proud. Capgemini Australia won an award for LGBT inclusivity, and Capgemini has been named the best in Australia. We have an allies workshop, which is trying to make the whole idea of ally-ship much more approachable to the company. This includes a register of people who have signed the ally pledge, which is essentially a pledge to support LGBT people, making Capgemini a more inclusive space.

It definitely sends a message that this company genuinely cares about inclusion and supporting its employees, and that’s a huge part of why I feel so comfortable working at Capgemini, personally.

– How are you working towards the future you want?

Capgemini has several internal groups working on sustainability and is genuinely trying to make everything we do more economically sustainable and environmentally friendly. To me, that’s essential and it’s a step up over just putting money into third-party programs and carbon offsets.

Capgemini also supports professional aspirations. When I started, I didn’t really know where I was going to go. But then seeing the broad range of topics and projects, it was like I could do almost anything. And there’s also room in the company for you to grow your own professional initiatives. With so many training resources, you can be in one technology stream and then be training and potentially working in a completely different one.

– What advice would you give to someone joining Capgemini?

Take every opportunity that comes your way and don’t be afraid to try things outside your comfort zone. Capgemini is a global company and just in a single city there is such a wild variety of different work being done. You can get experience and significant skills in work you may never have touched on in university or your prior experience.

Just having a better understanding of the larger picture of the systems you are working inside, even if you are primarily only working in a single part, gives you an insight that consultants especially can take advantage of. These kinds of insights may end up being vital knowledge when it comes to impressing a client, or assisting a co-worker.

– How do you think Capgemini’s support has been since the pandemic began?

Amazing. I work with a lot of people from India for example, and Capgemini has started multiple programs there, including one around getting people access to oxygen and ventilators. And the support isn’t just coming from leadership, but from everyone. I was seeing email chains of people trying to support each other, like discussing where hospital beds are available. It’s at all levels. The employees are all working very hard to look after each other, but the management is very aware of the risks and what’s happening to their employees too. I consider myself very lucky to be with Capgemini during this pandemic.

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