Foundation: our Young Graduate Program

The Foundation is our young graduate program within Atos Digital Transformation Consulting (DTC). The focus of the program is to learn on the job: through trainings, and by working on a full-time project at the client. The training curriculum focuses both on consulting, technical and personal skills. You can for example consider obtaining your Scrum and ITIL certificates or doing personal skills trainings.

In less than 1.5 year in the Foundation you can learn which parts of DTC interest you the most, by doing projects within the different Atos areas.. You can, for example, find out if you are more interested in data analytics, employee experience or industry 4.0. You can create your own path at the Foundation and find projects that lie within your interests and skills. Our goal is to always place a junior consultant on a project together with a senior consultant, so you can also learn through coaching. Next to that we have internal teams within the Foundation where, together with your colleagues, you make sure that the Foundation is running smoothly. Hereby you also have the chance to discuss the challenges you face at your client to come to a solution together. Besides this, the Foundation is a group of like-minded people who like to see each other outside of the office, and have drinks on Friday.

Enzo van Westendorp about his experience at the Foundation: 

For me, the Foundation has been the perfect start of my career within IT consultancy. Since my first day last February, I worked on interesting projects where I directly got challenging responsibilities. This way of learning by doing contributed to my steep learning curve. 

Currently, I am working on a project as business analyst where I translate the requirements of the customer into clear instructions for developers. What I find interesting here is to be the link between business and IT. This also gives me a good view on the different roles within IT. There are many opportunities to find out where your interest lies within digital transformation consulting. Many trainings give me a good view on different technologies and how to apply these. 

Besides the standard curriculum in the Foundation, I followed a course in robotic process automation, which is one of the areas I am interested in. Furthermore, the conversations with colleagues from different departments helped me in finding out which areas appeal to me most. Everyone was very keen to help me with this, what I find typical for Atos. I would describe the culture as informal and open, where colleagues also meet outside the office. I could not wish for a better start!