Abieyuwa is a Project Manager at Atos. Here are her experiences of the application process; starting at the company; and what she does on a day-to-day basis.
A typical day
In the first few hours of the day, I will review emails in my inbox from clients, suppliers and colleagues. From this, I plan what needs to be done that day. I will also take calls scheduled with project teams to focus on key issues.
After taking lunch in the trendy Holborn area, where Atos’ London Office is located, I will action points raised from my morning calls. This may involve anything from contacting stakeholders, preparing presentations or adjusting budgets.
In the late afternoon, I will attend meetings with either suppliers or with my assignment manager. With suppliers, I will discuss how to ensure progress is being made at a steady pace. Meanwhile with my manager, I will ask for a second opinion on any issues I may be having.
Towards the end of the day, I will set up calls for upcoming days, send off final emails covering administrative details, and ensure she I am prepared for the following morning.
The recruitment process
What stood out to me about the application process to Atos is that every single person was supportive and encouraging. I felt that they wanted me to do well and to succeed. This gave me a positive attitude toward the company even throughout the early stages. This continues to be a central part of the culture at Atos even now I that I am working there full-time. Everyone is willing to take time out of their day to help me with any questions I have, including senior members of staff.
What is expected
As a Project Manager, I am responsible for overseeing the delivery of team projects, whether my own, or in collaboration with teams that are completing other types of projects. I have to be flexible, as I'm handling projects in anything from software implementation, to data transfers. At Atos, I have been trusted with large amounts of responsibility from the very outset, because they are committed to developing their talent.
There are many opportunities at Atos! I recommend anyone to become involved with as many as possible, because this is the best way to develop professionally. My favourite has been the Atos Million Makers Challenge - in this I was able to interact widely with colleagues in other parts of the business, including at an executive level, to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.
Find out more about opportunities at Atos here.