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Version 1 Early Careers

The perfect introduction to the world of technology for graduates and those wishing to start off in their career in IT. If you are interested in applying, simply click on the relevant button below.

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Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of cutting-edge technology?

At Version 1, we believe in unlocking the potential of our Early Careers Associates. Our Digital Academies have been carefully designed to provide cutting-edge training in the latest technologies, empowering our associates to deliver high-quality services to our customers. We have partnered with top-tier training providers to create bespoke academies that help our associates develop their academy-specific skill sets and earn industry-recognised certifications.

Over a 21-month programme, you’ll be supported by our Early Careers Team to complete a 12-week hybrid technical and consultancy skills training programme. Once you have successfully completed your initial training, you will be assigned to your relevant Version 1 team, paired with a buddy to help you settle in, and introduced to your people manager.

We welcome applications from recent graduates, college and university leavers, and people considering a change in career.

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of cutting-edge technology!

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Technical Excellence

A commitment to excellence is also a commitment to consistency. You will learn the foundations for excellent technical skills for software development, describing and trialing the common patterns in use across many Version 1 projects today. Building this understanding will be fundamental to your development across technical capabilities.


Agile Methodology

You will be introduced to Agile software development and the practical application of the Scrum framework and Behaviour-Driven Development methodology. The module concludes with a deep dive into Version 1’s application of Agile Methodology into large programmes of work, what each person’s role is within a team, and how to deliver for our customers in an agile manner.


Effective Soft Skills

Technology consulting is more than just technical skills. You will learn how to effectively work as a team, manage your time, manage customer expectations and develop effective communication skills. Learning and continually developing these skills will allow you to drive your career forward alongside your technical development.


Creative Thinking

You will develop your tools to think for yourself, encourage entrepreneurial behaviours and consider the best approach to problem-solving. The ability to think creatively is essential in understanding and learning new technologies. We consider the best solution for our customers and always aspire to utilise leading technologies to meet our customers’ needs in the most efficient way possible.

Early Careers Programme

Entry Level academy (12 weeks learning)

Your initial learning phase involving virtual & classroom-based training, discussion sessions, workshops and experiential learning, supported by Version 1 experts & Senior Management. 

Entry Level Programme (Up to 18 months)

Once you’re assigned to your project or team, you’ll have the opportunity to put your learning into practice and engage in meaningful tasks that contribute to your professional and technical growth. Additionally, you’ll participate in courses aimed at enhancing your professional and technical skills to further support your development. 

Continuous Support

However, your learning journey doesn’t end here. Throughout your tenure at Version 1, you will receive ongoing support, including one-on-one career coaching and regular meetings with peers from your cohort. You will also have access to our dynamic development program designed to assist you in reaching your career goals. Each associate will be assigned a buddy and a mentor to ensure you are fully supported in your journey within Version 1. 

What makes our Early Careers Programme so special?

We invest in our people and the Early Careers Programme is just one of the ways in which we do this. Version 1 provides a strong culture of wellness through programs, resources, and benefits that help our employees create their own journey towards their optimal careers. 

Get Rewarded For Your Work 

During the initial 12-week training period – you will be paid a monthly training salary.

Upon successful completion of your training, you will have at least 3 salary reviews, with the expectation that you will see an increase in salary of 20% from your first day.  

Additionally, every year we share up to 1/5th of our profits with our people through our profit share scheme, in which we’ve paid out an impressive 40+ quarters in a row! 

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Discover the Uniqueness of Version 1 Digital Academies

Investing in Your Success: At Version 1, our people are our greatest asset, and the Digital Academies exemplify our commitment to their growth and well-being. We foster a strong culture of wellness, providing programs, resources, and benefits that empower our employees to chart their own journey towards fulfilling and optimal careers. 

Discover the Version 1 difference today. 

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Gain Real-World Accreditation

Each of our academies will vary according to the specialism you will study. As a result, participants will earn various different accreditations from Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, RedHat, Outsystems & Snowflake. We work with our technology partners to ensure you will get the best accreditations for your skills and continually learn and improve according to your career path.

Register Your 2024 Interest

Applications for our 2024 Dublin and Belfast academy are now closed. Register your interest in our remaining 2024 opportunities.