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Celebrate Certification Day 2020: Sysdoc Graduate, Aimée Le Déaut-Griffin

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As a fresh out of university graduate with a Business Studies and Information Management degree (team Loughborough!), I wasn’t quite sure the direction my career would take me. My time at university gave me an overview of everything from Finance to Marketing, including bits of IT and the more I attended Graduate Assessment Centres I realised just how vast the working world was. Sysdoc was just one of the organisations that I interviewed with but after meeting with CEO Clare Hill to chat about the role I jumped whole heartedly into the start of my career with Sysdoc. I recall feeling instantly part of the family, even during my interview, and found the core values of the company motivating. Equally, as a young woman, I found the idea of not one, but two female senior leaders to be inspiring.

Within my first week, I eagerly (but also a little nervously) joined my first project on a client site, Jaguar Land Rover (just one of Sysdoc’s exciting clients). Within my first year I had completed a rotation in the Training function followed by the Business Change Management function where I found a love for engaging with stakeholders, building networks of people to support change, mapping processes and so on. Equally, I was able to work closely with other areas such as Communications, Project Management Office and Systems Architecture to name a few. This gave me a great rounded exposure to all elements of a project and I not only got to work with fellow Sysdoc Consultants but also experienced contractors and client partners who were all so willing to share their knowledge and experience.

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Alongside working with clients, Sysdoc supported me through various training programmes ranging from project methodologies and tools/techniques to soft skills such as communication and creative thinking. I found the Sysdoc Graduate Programme a brilliant opportunity to challenge what I had learnt at university, take on responsibility in the real world but also to discover what I enjoyed. Not only this, as a global company they offer opportunities to travel to their international offices, experiencing not only a vast range of projects and clients but also cultures.

 My time at Sysdoc has gone on to shape the rest of my career. Having continued in the Change & Project Management world, I’m now fortunate to be leading Change, CI and Digital Innovation for a UK Police Force and continue to use the skills and values that Sysdoc taught me a decade ago.

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