Application Process

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Hints & tips

We’re keen for you to succeed with your Apprenticeship Programme applications, wherever you apply, so we hope this helps!

General Hints & Tips

  • Do ask questions!
  • If there are any adjustments you need at any stage of our application and assessment process due to a disability or health condition, please let us know and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you.
  • The recruitment team are here to support you through the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us on atosapprentices@alexmann.com or call 01344 471370

Application forms

First, you’ll be asked to fill out an application form.

It’s been carefully formulated to highlight your most important skills and qualities, so as long as you answer truthfully in detail, you can be sure you’ll be considered equally against other applicants (Plus, you won’t need to worry about writing a CV!).

Hints & Tips

  • Research Atos and the role applied for before completing the application form, to check the role is right for you
  • If you’re still at school or college, remember to include your predicted grades for any forthcoming exams
  • In the work experience section you can include any experience – from a week’s unpaid work experience, weekend jobs, voluntary activities as well as any full time roles you may have had
  • Include information on other experiences you’ve had, such as sports teams, coaching or clubs
  • Check the form carefully for spelling and grammar and if possible ask someone else to proofread your application before you submit

You need to take the time to consider why you want a particular role

Pre-test call

After your application has been submitted, you’ll receive a call from a member of our recruitment team.

At this stage, it’s an informal call, where you’ll be able to ask questions and get a better understanding of what an apprenticeship with us is all about. They’ll also take the time to talk you through our online verbal and deductive reasoning tests, and share advice on how best to present yourself.

We’ll talk you through the next steps

Online test

Our online test will determine your abilities in numerical, verbal and logical reasoning, as well as a personality profile, aligned to the Atos values. The test takes about an hour and you can take the test at a time that suits you.

If you’re having difficulty accessing or submitting your test, don’t panic! Just get in touch and we’ll be able to find a solution for you. There are plenty of online practice tests you can take to get familiar with the process and the Atos test offers some practice questions at the start, so you can get used to the format.

Hints & Tips

  • Practice these types of tests. You can find examples online
  • Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed, and ensure you have a good internet connection
  • Read the instructions and each question carefully
  • Contact the recruitment team if you have any technical issues

Read each question thoroughly, and be as accurate as possible

Video interview

If you pass the online tests, you’ll be invited to an online video interview.

The video interview will last around 30 minutes and you should prepare for it in exactly the same way as a face-to-face interview. Don’t worry if you have never done this before – it is an easy to use platform. Allow yourself 45 minutes and use a computer with good internet connection and some peace and quiet. You can take the interview at any time and place you want, but please ensure that it is at a location where you will not be disturbed during the interview.

If you do not have the appropriate technical facilities or would simply prefer a telephone interview, just let the recruitment team know and they’ll arrange a telephone interview at a time that suits you.

We’ll focus on your strengths, so it’s a good idea to take a look through our apprenticeship pages, and think about how you suit what we’re looking for.

Hints & Tips

  • Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed, and ensure you have a good internet connection
  • Prepare as you would do for a face to face interview – research Atos online, and think about why you are applying for the apprenticeship
  • Think about your key strengths and have examples to back up any statements you make. If you say you like working in a team, be prepared to explain why and when you have demonstrated working in a team
  • Prepare some examples of key achievements. You can give examples from school / college, but also from any extra-curricular activities or work experience you may have.
  • Contact the recruitment team if you have any technical issues

Try and construct your answers well and speak slowly enough that you can be heard

Assessment centre

Our assessment centre is your chance to really shine in front of our recruitment experts.

You’ll have a couple of one to one interviews with our managers, where you’ll be able to learn more about us while we learn about you. The day includes a fun team exercise, but don’t worry, you don’t need to prepare anything for it, we’ll give you full guidance on the day. You won’t be expected to take any written tests on the day, and more than anything, the day aims to be engaging, challenging and fun. So relax and focus on being yourself and you’re sure to do well!

Hints & Tips

  • Make sure you know where you’re going and allow plenty of time to get there
  • Remember to bring the ID and qualifications documents you are asked to provide
  • For the interviews, prepare as outlined above
  • In the group exercise it isn’t essential to lead the group in order to make a positive impression, but do make sure you contribute to discussion
  • If you feel that one exercise didn’t go as well as you had hoped, don’t let it affect your overall performance, just focus on doing well in the next exercise
  • The day is about understanding how you go about doing things. Approach each exercise in the way you would normally face that type of situation, don’t try and second-guess what we’re looking for!
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions: if you are unsure what is required, just ask; and remember this is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have about Atos and your future role
  • Be yourself and let us see the real you

Be prepared to go into detail about your education and motivations

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Further reading

Brochure

Apprenticeship programmes 2018

Our Level 3 and 4 Apprenticeship Brochure

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How to succeed with your application

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Contact Atos Apprentices recruitment: Telephone 01344 471370