Some of the most frequently asked questions about our Academies

You can only make one first impression - make sure it counts!

The Application Process

Who Do We Look For?

You! We want your passion, your knowledge, your intelligence, your experience, basically, we want your skills! We welcome your integrity, your need to excel and provide the best service to customers. We want your innovative ideas, your will to make a difference, and your soft spot for technology. We want you because you are you, and we want you to bring your difference to Version 1. Our Digital Academies FAQs should give you some help and guidance to make the most out of your application.

Applying

First and foremost, we want you to be honest. You need to tailor your CV for the position you are going for, and we want to hear all about you; your history, your degree, your passion for IT, everything that helps you to stand out from the crowd.

A big one – we’re all about Excellence, so make sure you proofread your CV!

Preparing for the Interviews

Know your stuff, and ours too!

Don’t hesitate to talk to us about your CV and how you can match with us. We also need you to be confident you know everything about us so you can check out our social media sites (especially LinkedIn) as well as our website. We want you to know all about us, so you will have an informed decision on how you can benefit from Version 1, and how we can help you make the most of your career.

Making a good first impression

A couple of common areas that help make a difference:

  • Be on time and punctual
  • Dress appropriately
  • Be honest – ask all the questions you want
  • Be yourself – your personality counts the most!

From Stars to Cloud: Starting a career in IT in your 40's

"Like all career changes, it may not be easy but it certainly is possible."

Take a read of a blog from one of our recent joiners via our Academies. Thomas discusses his daunting change of career, where he swapped out life on a tour bus to that of a DevOps engineer.

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