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.
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 want you to know everything about us, so check out our social media sites (especially LinkedIn) as well as our website. We want you to make an informed decision about us and 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 – Smart Casual
- Be honest – ask all the questions you want.
- Be yourself – your personality counts the most!
Some FAQ's regarding our Academies
Yes! Version 1 recognises that talent comes in all different forms. Whether you have a background in the arts, hospitality, law, or construction we know that everyone has the potential to use their background and transferable skills to build a great career in tech. As long as you meet our entry requirements of a 2:2 Degree in any discipline or level 5 NVQ in STEM or ICT subjects and a passion to learn new skills we would love you to apply.
Initially, you will be enrolled in an intensive 8-12 week programme that will be focused on developing your technical skills within a technical specialism. This will include foundation elements, the opportunity to put your learning into practice in project simulations, and certified accreditations from our Technology Partners.
You will also learn essential soft skills such as effective teamwork and time management. The most important learning will be when you eventually join your team, as you have the chance to learn practical skills, on the job!
You will be an Associate Consultant within the specialism you have completed during the Academy.
Digital Academies Timeline
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.
A Real Look
Since joining the AWS practice at Version 1, they have come across endless opportunities to learn from each other and the AWS community has been a vital part of this experience.Read Blog
An AWS GameDay experience
Members of Version 1’s AWS DevOps team took part in the AWS GameDay. As one of the participating team members, I will be sharing our experiences.Read Blog