The international consulting, technology and outsourcing company Capgemini is planning to take on 200 new staff this year in Finland. Half of the vacancies are for experienced IT professionals and the other half for promising new talent.
“Our business is growing strongly in all sectors so we are looking for knowledgeable IT-professionals. The challenge is to find the right type of know-how in a changing environment,” says Petteri Uljas, managing director of Capgemini Finland. According to Uljas, Capgemini is particularly looking for multi-skilled IT professionals who have the capacity to lead projects, work in international teams and understand the customers’ business, all of which requires an understanding of different cultures, the right kind of attitude and language skills.
Capgemini is also looking for junior consultants. The company has been running its Young Professionals Academy since 2007 which includes a mentor and specialist training for junior consultants at the start of their career. Uljas is very happy with the people that have joined the company through the academy. Applicants to the academy do not require previous work experience.
According to Uljas, Capgemini Finland already exceeded last year’s turnover in August this year. More than 1000 Capgemini staff are currently working for Finnish customers. Capgemini’s global turnober in 2010 was EUR 8.7 billion.
Sources: Tietoviikko, Capgemini