Training & Support
At Atos, we offer a structured learning journey, providing the technical and business skills you need to confidently take on new responsibilities. Whichever scheme you choose, you’ll earn industry-recognised qualifications. You'll find our culture relaxed and supportive, yet focused and hardworking, and you’ll be given the flexibility to bring new ideas to the table, with guidance on hand whenever you need it.
Apprentice Programme Induction
All our apprentices join a one-week residential induction course, and you’ll be invited to attend the induction closest to your start date. Alongside other apprentices from across the business, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know likeminded people from the very beginning.
The induction programme introduces you to the working environment at Atos, and offers training on a range of key business and personal skills, to help you succeed from day one. The programme prepares you to adopt a professional and proactive, problem solving mind-set, and equips you with the behaviours and skills needed to work effectively with your managers, peers and customers. You'll also gain insight into your personal working style, and will be given the opportunity to show off your new skills at a networking event near the end of the week.
Within the first couple of months, you’ll join a week long outdoor residential experience in Cumbria. Our adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programme will equip you with valuable skills to support your education through your apprenticeship, as well as transferrable work skills and essential life skills. Hosted in the natural environment, by highly skilled and qualified trainers, you’ll learn what you’re capable of achieving with the right support, challenge and encouragement.
Apprentice Scheme Training
Apprentices on our technical programmes will move from induction straight into an intensive 8-week technical training programme, to give you all the skills you need to hit the ground running when you join your team. By the time you complete the course, you’ll have the theoretical knowledge to continue on to practical, on-the-job experience – confident in your ability to contribute to the business from day one.
For all our other schemes, you’ll be based in the workplace for at least 30 hours per week, as most training takes place on the job. Over the duration of your apprenticeship, you will attend training courses tailored to your scheme, at a specialist training organisation or an Atos work site. You will complete off-the-job training in blocks, with typically 6-12 weeks of training over the course of your apprenticeship, depending on the scheme.
Continued Support & Development
Support for your continued development does not stop at training programmes, as you’ll have a QA Skills Coach assigned to support you individually throughout your apprenticeship. You’ll have regular contact with them every 6-8 weeks, to support you through your training and assignments, ensuring you are ready for your end point assessment, to successfully complete your apprenticeship. You’ll also have access to a mobile driven education platform, so you’ll be able to access information and learning modules on a diverse range of subjects 24/7 from any location.
You can find more details about the specific training for each apprenticeship in our individual scheme descriptions.
After Your Apprenticeship
There’s no limit to where you can go as an apprentice, depending on your ambitions. We have a structured career framework, which gives you the opportunity to map your long-term career path from the onset and there is potential to continue your learning on the next level of apprenticeship, right up to a degree-apprenticeship at level 6 programme.
We work closely with QA Apprenticeships to deliver world-class apprentice programmes – so you can be confident that you’ll be training with some of the best and most engaging professionals in the industry.
QA Apprenticeships is the first IT Apprenticeships business to be rated Ofsted 'Outstanding’ and has won multiple awards for their IT, Developer, Digital Marketing and Business Services apprenticeships. Your QA Skills Coach will support you throughout your apprenticeship; assessing your progress through your knowledge and skills training modules as well as encouraging you to demonstrate your competence, knowledge and understanding on the job. They’ll ensure you succeed and help you to reach your full potential and pass your end point assessment with flying colours.