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If you can’t find the answers to your questions, contact our apprentice recruitment team at atosapprentices@alexmann.com or call 01344 471370.

What are we looking for?

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs / Scottish National 5’s or equivalent at 4-9 / A-C grade  (including Maths and English) for all schemes, plus  two A levels for our level 4 schemes. A strong interest in IT is essential – but we’ll train you in everything you need to know, so you won’t necessarily need to have any technical expertise if you’re looking at one of our more business-oriented roles.

Some of our schemes may have particular additional entry requirements (eg. varying number of GSCE’s / particular subjects of study). Please refer to the individual scheme pages for any additional entry requirements.

We’re most interested in passionate people who are great team players, committed to solving problems and making things better – even without being asked. If you’re not afraid to make mistakes and ready to rise to the challenge of an amazing career, then what we’re looking for is you.

What is the closing date for applications?

For our application closing dates, please visit our apply page. We recommend applying – our popular schemes fill up fast! Our assessment centres occur throughout the year and we may start to fill roles before the closing date.

I haven’t taken my exams yet – can I still apply?

We can accept your application even if you’re waiting for exam results, based on your predicted grades; so apply now as spaces fill up quickly. It’s also worth keeping an eye on our website for new opportunities that may arise later in the year.

What does the recruitment process involve?

First, you’ll need to submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll call to prepare you for our online test. You’ll then be asked to undertake an online test, which includes numerical, verbal and logical reasoning, as well as a personality profile, aligned to the Atos values. If you pass this stage, you’ll be invited to an online video  interview. If we think you’ve got what we’re looking for, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre day, after which we’ll select our candidates for each role.

For more information on the process, and what you can do to succeed, visit our application process page.

Will there be any costs associated with becoming an apprentice?

One of the advantages of our Apprentice Schemes is that the cost of your training will be completely covered – you won’t be charged a penny – not even for books and materials! We’ll give you time away from the day job to attend your training and also reimburse you for any travel to a QA training centre.

When will I start?

Our scheduled intake for 2018 is September, although it may be possible to start earlier, depending on which part of the business you join. Apply now  as we fill vacancies on a rolling basis and spaces fill up quickly.

What’s your equality and diversity policy?

We’re a global company with a good mix of male and female staff from a broad range of countries, religions, ethnicities and lifestyles. We work hard to ensure our people are as diverse as the activities we perform.

If you have certain special requirements, or are having difficulty applying due to a disability, please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll make sure we accommodate you. Rest assured, it will not affect your application. Atos has a policy of equality both in our recruitment process, and once you’ve joined us.

Our diverse range of support groups include:

Atos Adapt: Our ability network is all about thinking differently about disability, supporting our people with physical or mental disabilities as well as carers. We are a Tier 1 Disability Confident Employer and a member of both the Business Disability Forum and PurpleSpace.

Aeon: Our multi-generational network, Aeon brings together our employees of all ages, promoting personal and professional growth. We all have varying priorities at different stages in our lives and Aeon support employees during every step of their journey with Atos.

Armed Forces Network: We support our growing numbers of ex-Armed Forces and Armed Forces Reservist employees – extra-ordinary people giving up their time or have given up their time to train and serve in military service; aligning Atos values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Atos Aspire:  Atos Aspire brings together committed women and men to get ‘gender on the agenda’ on a global scale, creating an environment where both women and men are able to fulfil their career aspirations.

Atos Pride: The Atos Pride network brings together and supports all LGBT+ employees and is open to everyone whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and work with any employees needing support or advice.

Together Network: As part of our multi-cultural workforce, the Together Network ensures that every employee, regardless of cultural background or beliefs, can thrive and succeed at Atos, applying best practice from reports such as Race in the Workplace.

Are all applications online?

Yes, please apply online. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we have to manage all applications in one place and can’t accept paper applications or CVs. Let us know if you’re having problems applying due to a disability, and we’ll ensure you’re able to complete your application.

What is the salary and benefits package?

Apprentice salaries start at £14,000 (£16,000 in London) for Level 3 schemes or £16,000 (£18,000 in London) for Level 4 schemes. The package includes 25 days’ holiday, private medical insurance, a pension plan, and a range of flexible benefits. Please see our benefits page for full details of our reward package.

What training do you provide?

Read more about our training and development here.

Do you accept speculative applications?

We don’t accept speculative applications for our apprentice programmes. But you can register your interest in future apprenticeship opportunities, or apply direct.

Do you accept applications from non-UK apprentices?

We welcome applications from any candidate, regardless of background or country of study, in accordance with our equal opportunities policy.

In line with UK apprenticeship entry requirements, you’ll need to have been living in the UK for 3 years, and you need to have finished full-time education by your starting date – so you can still apply, even if you haven’t finished your exams yet.

We do not offer visa sponsorships so you need to have the right to work in the UK, and some of our roles may require you to have been a resident in the UK for at least 5 years, due to security clearance requirements.

Can I still apply if I have a degree?

If you have started at university, but decided it isn’t for you, an Apprenticeship could be the right alternative. If you have completed your degree, you won’t be eligible for an Atos Apprenticeship, but we think you’d be more suited to our Graduate Programme. Check here for more information.

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Apprenticeship programmes 2018

Our Level 3 and 4 Apprenticeship Brochure

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The application process

How to succeed with your application

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Contact Atos Apprentices recruitment: Telephone 01344 471370