Atos

Our company culture is created every day by all the self-motivated, committed professionals who work here. Our core values are important to us and expressed in the way we work with each other and with our clients.

With 110,000 professionals at work in 73 countries, we’ve created one of the most multicultural, multi-disciplined, diverse and responsive work environments in the world. Open, informal, flexible communication sets the tone in our company. We work together to deliver the top-quality, tailored solutions our clients expect, all around the world. Solutions that can only come from teams bringing fresh ideas, different perspectives and individual flair.

In an industry as fast-moving and dynamic as the IT services sector, Atos makes it a priority to employ people of all backgrounds and cultures to enrich our workplace, strengthen our client relationships, and add value to our solutions.  We make it a priority to ensure that our employees have the skills they need to be true drivers of digital transformation. With our We are Atos employee experience program, we focus on creating an engaging work environment and a global culture.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our UK&I ambition is to be an inclusive, diverse and ethical employer of choice and for our employee experience to be truly best in class. We strive to create an environment in which difference and individuality is valued and celebrated in order to realise our employees’ full potential. How we support every individual at Atos – in the spirit of togetherness – is what truly makes Atos a great and exciting place to work.

We are hugely proud of the work undertaken throughout our organisation and the contributions of our seven employee networks in making Atos a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Since their inception in 2015, the number and membership of our employee networks has grown and grown. Our consistent commitment to Diversity & Inclusion has led us to be recognised in several high-profile awards including;

  1. Company of the Year – TechWomen100 awards 2020
  2. Gold accredited for Armed Forces Covenant.
  3. Times Top 50 Employer for Women 2019 & 2020.
  4. Ranked #40 in the Stonewall UK Top 100 Employers list for 2020.

You can read our full UK&I Diversity Strategy here, or catch up on our annual Diversity Expo recordings available here

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Having a gender balanced workforce is a crucial ambition for Atos. People diversity and inclusion is essential and will contribute to our company’s  long-term success.

The Inspire Network is a group of Atos employees – of all genders – who are striving to get “gender on the agenda” on a global scale.

The Inspire Network exists to support Atos’ global ambition to become the employer of choice for technologists. We do this by focusing on attracting, recruiting and developing a high performing workforce, where those of all genders can fulfil their career aspirations. This will enable Atos to exceed in gender parity and achieve the diversity expectations of our customers, partners and their end users.

We have an active Champions group and our membership has steadily grown to over 1,000 members worldwide. The network is open to everyone and with initiatives such as sponsorship programs, webinars and monthly updates, there is something for everyone to get involved in and make an impact.

Charity and volunteering

Our aim is to make Atos a great place to work and to be recognised as a business that contributes positively towards society and the environment.

We are aiming to achieve this by:

  • Leveraging our core capabilities and strengths, as well as those of our clients, to address societal challenges.
  • By providing learning and volunteering opportunities to our employees, enhancing their experience and offering an additional sense of purpose.
  • Supporting charities to raise awareness and offer match funding where we can.

At Atos, we are proud to support The Prince’s Trust ensuring they can continue to inspire these young people, as everyone deserves a chance. The Prince’s Trust gives young people the chance to get into education, training or open their eyes to the world of work, from work experience through to securing a job or setting up their own business. Atos supports the Million Makers competition through which we have raised over £1,000,000 since 2012. The competition gives seed money which a team then has to invest in money raising-events to make a profit. Not only is a fantastic way to raise money, it also helps to develop our people and is a focal point to bring the whole organisation together. It has inspired us to do more, taking part in further events and enabling us to employ some young people introduced to us through The Prince’s Trust

Sustainability video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlKejw6dMWI&feature=youtu.be

Developing talents and skills

Atos aims to support its employees to develop challenging, stimulating and rewarding professional lives. Its internal first program prioritizes existing staff when filling new positions with dedicated career paths across the organization. In the UK you will have access to dedicated career support with our ‘Future Fit’ programme, enabling you to continually develop your skills and map our an exciting and dynamic career.

Flexible Working and benefits

We appreciate the importance that flexible working has for people with caring responsibilities and it’s a commitment that we have at Atos to support this wherever possible. We embrace flexible working in many ways including flexibility in working hours, patterns and locations.

We have an enhanced maternity leave policy, including a return to work bonus payable for the first six months when you return. In addition, we have a supportive employee led ‘Return to Work’ network and buddy scheme to help you make the transition.

We also offer a range of advantageous benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, with the option to buy up to ten more, private medical insurance with the option to increase cover to include your family, matched pension contributions, income protection and life assurance. You’ll also have access to a range of flexible benefits, including discounts on retail products and gym memberships, tax free charity donations, critical illness cover and discounts on insurance.

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Case Study:

Helen Messer

I’ve worked full time at Atos for 12 years and Atos has been with me through all of my life- changing events. When I joined the company I was single, unmarried and did not have children. I subsequently met my husband and ten years ago we welcomed our first child. I’d never considered maternity leave before, never had to ask myself what that would mean for me both emotionally or financially so I was reassured when I realised that Atos provides competitive maternity pay for its employees and has a flexible and compassionate return to work policy fully recognising the emotional torment that many mums feel when their maternity leave is over and it’s time to come back to work again.

When I had my second child three years ago I was reminded of the maternity support Atos provides to its staff and really pleased to see that support network had improved even further since my first child was born, demonstrating a willingness by Atos to continually reflect and improve on its policies. Never have I had to justify the importance of wanting to spend time with my family and to enjoy a good work-life balance. Neither have I had to sacrifice my career progress because I chose to have a family.

Two years ago, owing to health issues I had to have a hysterectomy and a rapid menopause as a result. Atos was, as you’d expect, extremely supportive of me taking the time off I needed to recover. What delighted and surprised me most however was Atos’ approach to supporting me when I returned to work. One in four women who work for Atos in the UK are at typical menopausal age. Atos provide a wealth of support to staff who are experiencing disruptive menopause symptoms and does not treat the menopause as a taboo subject. Atos is pioneering the right behaviours in how companies should be supporting staff going through the menopause and I’m proud that as part of this, I’m an Atos menopause ambassador, taking time out of my day to day to offer help to colleagues who need reasonable support in the workplace owing to menopause symptoms.

In my 12 years here, I’ve enjoyed a variety of roles learning new skills as I go. I’ve been offered opportunities not based on what I’ve done before but what my employer believes I’m capable of.

Lucy New

I have been with Atos for almost 20 years. I joined when I was young, single and child free and I am now none of those things! During my tenure I have progressed from a relatively junior role in a new department to now having held the role of Senior Commercial Director for a large division of the Group for the past three years.

I am passionate about how excellent it is to work as a woman in the technology sector, and more specifically, for Atos. Over the last 20 years I have felt wholly supported and developed as my wider needs have changed and evolved. Atos has supported my career aspirations during the first part of my time with the company through on the job training, external professional qualifications and relevant stretch assignments, through to opportunities for promotions and moves and invitations to participate in excellent talent programmes at local and Group level, in which Atos invests heavily. The combination of all of these saw me on an upwards trajectory within the company during my first five years.

After this came marriage, my two periods of maternity leave and a different but equally challenging time during which I both wanted to have my career, but also needed more flexibility to manage a young family. In this I felt truly supported with flexible working hours, a real understanding of how difficult this period can be for women (and men!) and a real and tangible set of benefits that really helped me in terms of health and childcare support. Most recently I am back to working full-time and am seeking to ‘pick up where I left off’ as my children have become teenagers who don’t want me around as much! I am taking this opportunity to learn and grow at work, taking on new and challenging projects and learning new skills to keep me up-to-date with all that is happening in this super fast-moving sector. I am also taking the opportunity to invest in the Atos volunteering programmes which I find fulfilling.

My advice to anyone considering a career in the technology sector would be, just go for it! There are so many opportunities here, don’t let the word ‘technology’ scare you either, there are so many roles that are not focused purely on tech but rather require energy, passion, relationship and team building, creativity, negotiation, organisation, programme management, financial skills and much, much more!

Daniel Eardley

I’m Dan Eardley, I work as a Solution Architect, and have been with Atos for six years now. My daughter Eleanor Grace Eardley was born on 15th August 2020 at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, weighing 5lb 14oz.

At our 20-week scan, we were told that our baby had Spina Bifida. It was completely unexpected, and resulted in a lot of ‘Googling’, countless hospital appointments & scans, and culminated in a trip to Belgium (during the Coronavirus pandemic) for my wife and baby to undergo fetal surgery to repair baby’s spine. The fetal surgery is quite incredible, but it carries a lot of risk, and it is too dangerous to then carry the baby to full term – so we had a c-section planned at 37 weeks. They don’t allow the pregnancy to go beyond 37 weeks, but it is still very likely that baby will arrive before this point – which she did. Eleanor arrived at 35 weeks and spent a week on the NICU at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, then another week on the neonatal surgical ward at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Atos’ prematurity baby leave policy had a massively beneficial impact for these first few weeks. I was able to take additional paid time off work to support my wife and daughter, while Ellie was in hospital. Due to the ongoing pandemic, visiting was restricted throughout our hospital stay, and so the support family and friends could provide was limited – the policy meant I was able to be available the entire time, and fully focus on the wellbeing of my family. Crucially, it meant I was also able to spend time at home with Ellie, when she was discharged from hospital. This was so important for me, in getting to spend time with my daughter outside of an incubator, but also for supporting my wife, who had gone through an incredibly tough pregnancy. It is a fantastic offering from Atos that really can make a big difference in the first few weeks.

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