13/09/2016

70 school-leavers experience their first day on the job at Delaware Consulting

Kortrijk, 13 September 2016 – On Monday 5 September, 70 new employees began their careers at service provider Delaware Consulting. Just as in past years, Delaware Consulting is focusing its efforts on the training and integration of school-leavers.
Overall, Delaware Consulting aims to incorporate 200 new recruits this year. This will push the number of employees at the Belgian division of Delaware above the 830-mark. The group will then number more than 1,400 employees worldwide. For a large proportion of these newcomers, Delaware Consulting is their first employer. 

Every year, the number of employees who get their first taste of working life at Delaware Consulting increases. This year we have seventy of them, compared to about sixty in the past two years. In the first two weeks, the whole group is given an introduction to the organization, to Delaware Consulting’s mission and core values, followed by a few weeks of more technology-focused trainings. Depending on the solutions they’ll be working on, those courses last between two and six weeks.
“The technology sector is a difficult and competitive market,” says Christel Waerie, HR Manager at Delaware Consulting in Belgium. “That doesn’t make the intake of senior profiles any easier. Consequently our focus on school-leavers aims to steer and coach young talent – ranging from systems analyst to freelance IT consultant – who can work under their own steam.”
Delaware Consulting offers young recruits many opportunities for professional development. They end up in an internationally-oriented  framework, are supervised by experienced IT consultants and can participate in challenging projects at customers’ offices, operating in technically interesting fields. “We invest heavily in the coaching and supervision of young people,” said Waerie. “That begins on their first day already, with a warm welcome and a deep insight into the world in which they find themselves. Throughout their career with us, they are given many opportunities to widen their knowledge, both by going on courses and by collaborating with more experienced colleagues.” 

“We can be proud that Delaware Consulting – which began life as a West-Flemish SME – has since grown into a leading player in the international consulting world, says Managing Partner Patrick Andersen. “And the hundreds of young consultants that we’ve taken on over the years, have played a big part in that. Their entrepreneurship, team spirit and individual development have helped make us what we are. We eagerly look forward to how our latest crop of young recruits will help shape the continued expansion of Delaware Consulting.”