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Apprenticeships at Atlas


We’re an award winning Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer, for our continued support and employment of apprentices at Atlas. Our two founders were both apprentices in the early stages of their respective careers, and our first hire within Atlas was taken on as an IT apprentice.

We choose apprenticeships as our preferred education and employment channel for the perfect balance they strike between theory and real-world experience.

In 2011 we worked with Microsoft and eSkills in order to design, create and launch the UK’s first software developer apprenticeship framework. We then took on a software developer apprentice, which was one of the first positions of its kind in the UK.

Since then we continue to take on apprentices across a range of disciplines in the business, including software development, customer support, software testing and more.


Hear from our Apprentices


Some of our apprentices gave their own insight in to the apprenticeship programme and what is has meant to them.


Degree Placements at Atlas


Through our close ties with the University of Essex (the original incubation centre for Atlas) we have worked to create a year-long Computer Science (CS) Degree Placement Students. Students on a CS degree have the opportunity to come and work with us on a paid position to obtain real-world experience. Upon finishing their degree, they not only have their qualification but a year in the software industry…a useful means to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

You can read all about our first Degree Placement Student – Sebastian Szaniszlo – in the following articles:

Read more about the University of Essex Computer Science (CS) Degree Placements scheme.

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