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Client: Steria

Service provided: French and English Language Training and Translation Services

Timeframe: 1999 onwards

Audience: In previous years any employee wishing to develop his French language skills. Today key personnel who work directly with the French head office in Paris.

Requirement: Steria is one of the top 10 IT services companies in Europe. A French company, their UK head office is in Hemel Hempstead and they have regional offices in many parts of the UK. Although the language of the company is English, managers realised that introducing French training to employees would:

Solution:English training We developed a two-pronged approach:


Result: We have provided French language training to Steria (previously Integris) continuously since 1999. The outcomes are:

Siva Niranjanopening quote  I was an absolute beginner when I started, but thanks to the professional coaching of Language Matters, not only am I now in a position to read and understand documents written in French, but I was also able to kick off a Paris Conference for 400 people in French with a bit of humour – and that went down very well. Delighted with my progress. I was concerned about my ability to fit the French training into my working life, but Language Matters are so flexible that I manage to fit one session in a week around my other commitments.  closing quote

Siva Niranjan – Group Programme Director, Environmental Sustainability
Group Steria