22 November - Atos picks up top industry apprentice scheme award
Atos has won a top industry award for its modern apprenticeship scheme at the 2012 Modern Apprenticeship Awards, organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).
The awards showcase businesses that have demonstrated initiative, enterprise and outstanding commitment to the improvement of skills development within the Scottish economy, through their involvement in modern apprenticeships.
Through the initiative, Atos has provided employees with the chance to build a career in IT using formal training and development programmes and a number of industry recognised qualifications, offering an alternative option to the more traditional University route.
Atos is committed to continuing to bring talented people onboard through the modern apprenticeship scheme and plans to continue the scheme in 2013.
Gavin Thomson, Atos Senior Vice President in Scotland, said: “We are delighted to pick up this prominent award for being part of a scheme that has allowed us to attract talented and driven individuals to our company.
“Our apprentices are a testament to our investment in future talent and we look forward to working with an increasing number of gifted individuals through the modern apprenticeship scheme in the future.”
The initiative offers people over the age of 16 paid employment combined with workplace training and off-the-job learning helping them build and develop their skills and gain qualifications relevant to their career.