Education and Learning at Atlas

Apprenticeships at Atlas

 

We are an award winning Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer, for our continued support and employment of apprentices at Atlas.

Those of you who know us will already be aware that we do lots of work with the apprenticeship scheme. Simon, our founding director sits on the Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network and Atlas Computer Systems Limited has won two awards for its proactive involvement in apprenticeships.

What we’re most proud of is the software developer apprenticeship framework we worked with Microsoft and e-Skills in order to design. We were then one of the first handfuls of companies in the UK to take on an apprentice focused solely on the development of software. For us, this was a huge win. We had identified a missing apprenticeship as an opportunity and rather than just moaning about it to our peers – we had the opportunity to fix it and we did!

We feel there is a lack of computer programmer talent here in the UK, and we’ve taken real steps to fix this. This will, of course, benefit not just us but hundreds of other companies across the UK and therefore the software industry as a whole. Put simply, we’re quite proud of the work we’re doing.

Anyway, we have work to be getting on with but we won’t rest until apprenticeships are regarded as equal in authority to that of “traditional” education paths promoted by most colleges and universities. We’ve lots of work left to do.

 

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Degree Placements at Atlas

 

We also have great links with the University of Essex and regular take Computer Science (CS) Degree Placement Students on a year long placement, where they work for Atlas as a software developer for a year of their degree course, as part of their education and learning. So that the student will leave university with a degree and a whole year’s worth of real-life work experience to offer to companies.

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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