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We want to help remove the barriers that disabled people face in finding work

London, 22 February 2018 – Sopra Steria Recruitment, one of the leading UK staffing companies and managed recruitment providers, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the Training and Development category of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards.

Now in their fourth year, the RIDI Awards recognise progress in recruiting disabled people and celebrate best practice within the sector.

The submission for the category outlined how effective training has improved levels of disability confidence in recruiters and how that has contributed to the candidate experience. Sopra Steria Recruitment worked closely with the Business Disability Forum to run a series of training and education sessions, which were attended by every single employee across the organisation. In addition, the company has developed an online hub - Learning Heroes - which is a platform to help all of its employees broaden their knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion through on-going training.

As a result, its recruiters are now fully equipped to assess all candidates fairly on their ability to do the job and possess the skills to recognise – and remove- any barriers which they feel some candidates could face due to a disability.

Pete Holliday, Managing Director, Sopra Steria Recruitment, comments:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Training and Development category of the RIDIs. We want to help remove the barriers that disabled people face in finding work and are committed to inclusive recruitment practices.

“Our company embeds this value in our entire organisational approach, which is why training our recruiters to deliver an outstanding candidate experience for our disabled applicants is so important to us. The workshops, which were run by experts, equipped our employees with the skills they need to support our ambitions to be a champion of barrier-free recruitment.”


About Sopra Steria Recruitment

Sopra Steria Recruitment delivers recruitment services which help organisations in the public and private sectors attract people, knowledge and skills to enable business performance and accelerate change. We provide a breadth of solutions, tailored to your specific needs, in permanent, contract, interim and managed recruitment, capable of providing people across all technical and business disciplines.

Sopra Steria Recruitment is committed to minimising its impact on the environment and is certified to the ISO 14001 standard. We deliver through world-class recruitment workflow and compliance processes, certified to the ISO 9001 standard and aligned to all relevant employment and recruitment legislation. We are long-term members and award winners of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies, providing you with an assurance of the highest quality delivery. Formed in 1979, Sopra Steria Recruitment is a wholly owned company within the Sopra Steria Group; European leader of digital transformation.

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About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public-sector organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining high quality and performance services, added value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of digital technology. With 40,000 employees in more than 20 countries, Sopra Steria had revenue of €3.7 billion in 2016.

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