Sopra Steria Academy: A digital, on-demand approach to upskilling supercharges internal training

The Challenge

Enhancing an internal academy for faster skills transformation at scale

In an ever-evolving world, Sopra Steria helps large companies stay competitive by combining innovative technologies and in-depth knowledge across industries. As a leader in digital transformation and ecological sustainability, investing in tech skill development has always been a part of Sopra Steria’s core values. But even with training programs already in place, tech was evolving faster than they could keep up with.

“During the pandemic, we had to digitalise all the training we had,” said Digital Learning Project Manager, Marion Triffault. With the limitations—and costs—of in-person training, along with growing attrition rates across industries, Sopra Steria needed a better, faster way to upskill their workforce, regardless of employee location or skill level, and retain top talent. 

This required an approach that would further empower teams to deliver on customer projects, grow within their roles, and live out their sustainability values: saving the time, money, and emissions it requires to send 3,000+ employees to in-person training.


Who they are

Sopra Steria is an international consulting, digital services, and software development company headquartered in Paris, France. Operating in nearly 30 countries, they provide end-to-end solutions to make organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach.

Sopra Steria by the numbers

founded in 1968


Headquartered in Paris, France


3,400 consultants across Europe


48,000 employees

Value of continuous learning

“Customer expectations are so big that, in today’s world, not being able to continuously learn leads to failure.” 

Mohammed Sijelmassi, Group CTO

The Solution

With the help of Pluralsight, Sopra Steria Academy strengthened their skill development training offer for employees to drive digital transformation initiatives forward.

“Thanks to Skill IQ, Pluralsight provides us with a 360 degree view at the individual, team, departmental, and organizational levels of our benchmarks in technical expertise,” says Rajiv Singh, CTO of Sopra Steria India. 

With these data-driven insights, leaders and trainers are able to identify where their teams’ skills are at to better align their learning with the skills they need—accelerating the progress to skill mastery. 

Harnessing the power of Pluralsight's upskilling solution, Sopra Steria created blended learning paths to skill up both learners and trainers alike. These learning paths combined the tech skills platform's on-demand, hands-on learning with in-person coaching from internal experts—sustainably transforming their workforce into specialists at scale.

The key benefits of Pluralsight for Sopra Steria


Cost savings

 Less in-person resources needed for skill development with on-demand learning customized to each person’s skill level.


Employee-first learning

4.43 out of 5 total satisfaction score from users.


Increased impact

Dove deeper into 10+ key technology areas with immediate insights into skills gaps and strengths.


Upskilling at scale

Digital learning for 3,000+ employees enables faster speed-to-market innovation

Unlocking potential through accessibility

"[Pluralsight Skills] is a new kind of freedom. You can stop it, pause it, or restart it. You can't do that with in-person training."

Yann Gloriau, Technical Director France

The next steps

In their ongoing efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology, deliver better projects for clients, and find new ways to be more ecologically sustainable, Sopra Steria continues to invest in their people.

With the help of Pluralsight, Sopra Steria Academy now provides unlimited access to on-demand training materials for over 3,000 learners—resulting in a positive culture of learning that prepares its workforce for the technology of tomorrow with sustainability in mind.

Continuous improvement

"Pluralsight allows our employees to deepen their skill development journey in an environment where they can make errors, practice, and become the best."

Marion Triffault, Digital Learning Project Manager

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