Own your growth with Pathways

What is Pathways and how will it help your career development?

Continuous learning is encouraged at Version 1, and we believe in helping our people help themselves. Which is why we created Pathways.

Pathways is Version 1’s very own development framework designed to empower and help our people grow their own career.

Pathways helps you identify any skill gaps and then tailors a unique plan to help you fill them through learning and experience. Both through work and through independent training and development, you pave the way to achieving your own career goals.

Development that is continuous, planned and encouraged.

We invest heavily in our peoples’ career development, providing access to industry certifications and prestigious opportunities to upskill with our partners AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, and Red Hat. What does this look like? In 2020 alone, we invested over €1300000 in developing Pathways, 3500 hours in peer-to-peer learning, 3900 hours on classroom training and 31327 hours in online training to name a few professional development initiatives.

We structure this through a bitesize, continuous approach with quarterly development reviews. Our unique professional development platform enables you to examine courses, certifications, and classes to help you build on your pre-existing knowledge and skills. Drive your career progression and own your own growth with Pathways at Version 1.

There are many fantastic progression opportunities at Version 1. Using myself as an example, I've always kept my certifications up-to-date and I enjoy learning new things. Version 1 has always supported me in this - not only in giving me the time to train for exams like the Oracle Certified Masters, but they also paid for the exam too. Later on, I also presented at Oracle conferences which led to me being recognised by Oracle themselves who awarded me with their prestigious Oracle Ace status. It's a great workplace to develop and further your technical skills.
- Zahid Anwar, Principal Consultant at Version 1 & OCM ACE
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Upskill and Advance your Career at Version 1

Amanda Kelly, Employee Experience Partner at Version 1, outlines how our employees train, upskill and advance their careers through our Pathways model.

Pathways - An Award-Winning Framework

In Summer 2021, the IITD (Irish Institute of Training & Development) crowned Version 1 the proud winners of the “Best Talent Development Initiative” at their annual awards for our Pathways framework. The sponsor of the award, the Irish Management Institute, said of the win that Pathways puts “people and talent at the core of the business.” Speaking after the win, Alan Reilly, Head of Talent Development at Version 1, commented: “Research has shown time and time again that one of the most important items on an employees agenda is having the opportunities to use their skills and abilities and to grow these as part of their career development. As such, we are delighted to see Pathways recognised tonight for how it enables our Version 1 people to unleash their true career potential.”

Version 1 was also thrilled to have been named winners of the ‘Excellence in Talent Development’ award at the 2019 Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards for Pathways.

Commenting on the win, Mary O’Connell, Project Manager at Version 1 said: “We’re delighted to be named as winners of the 2019 ‘Excellence in Talent Development Award’ at the Technology Ireland Awards. It’s fantastic to see our Pathways Model receive recognition for the impact it has had on empowering and supporting Version 1 employees across all of our offices. We’re looking forward to continuing developing our Pathways Learning and Development initiative and helping Version 1 employees acquire the skills and knowledge they need to grow their careers.”

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