Award Winning Programme

Our degree apprenticeship programme has won regional and national awards in the small/medium business categories only 12 months after the programme was designed. After winning the SME Employer of the Year category at the West Midlands National Apprenticeship Awards 2020, Crimson went onto achieve Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards. Crimson Academy’s success continued at the BirminghamLive Apprenticeship Awards where we won Medium Employer of the Year.


What are the benefits to working at Crimson?

Join the Crimson family and make a difference

At Crimson you are joining a team of great people who want to make a difference and are given the daily opportunity to do exactly that. Our apprentices start working alongside experienced Microsoft Consultants on live client projects by month three. This gives them the opportunity to start applying the theory they have learnt with Digital Native straight away.

Competitive Salary

Our apprentices will receive £18,000-£22,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications. This is highly competitive in comparison to equivalent programmes, and apprentices can expect to earn £35,000 once they have successfully completed the programme.

Microsoft Gold Partner

Working for a Microsoft Gold Partner means that the company has highly skilled and qualified Microsoft Certified Trainers who have passed the relevant assessments. In addition to demonstrating competence around the Microsoft suite of solutions, Gold Partners are also required to provide evidence of client satisfaction. Companies who have reached Gold Partner status need to submit five customer references and earn 120 partner points from Microsoft. Rest assured, your mentors, buddies and colleagues at Crimson are highly trained professionals with loads of industry experience, making them the ideal people to help you begin and support your IT journey.

Recognised IT qualifications

The Software Testing Programme features qualifications from the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) which is the most popular software testing certification exam board. The ISTQB module, and the rest of the Level 4 programme is therefore recognised internationally and is of high value. You will also gain Microsoft Certificates MB-901 and PL-200 in the first year of the apprenticeship, with the chance to gain more certificates in the following years.

Growing company

Crimson have grown by approximately 60% since June 2019. We reached the milestone of 100 employees in September 2020 and are continuing to expand across the whole business. This is a really exciting time to join our business.

Essential benefits

Every employee at Crimson benefits from our pension scheme, private healthcare, death in service, life cover and an Employee Assistance Programme. These are essential benefits that help to look after our staff and their wellbeing.

We cultivate our culture to help our employees grow

At Crimson, we think great workplace culture is paramount to collaboration, innovation, and personal growth. There is a busy events calendar comprised of teambuilding days, virtual quizzes, and an annual awards ball. Crimson has been named as one of the 75 Best Companies to work for in the Midlands, with a Best Companies 1-star rating. Based on eight factors including wellbeing, management and personal growth, our employee satisfaction and workplace engagement are truly award winning.

  • Here to support you: From our Employee Assistance Programme to frequent fundraisers, the Crimson team are always willing to lend a hand or make a donation.
  • There’s always a get-together planned: The Summer Ball, Christmas parties and charity events aren’t the only things on the social calendar. Monthly games, dress-down Friday’s, and virtual chats are planned every month.
  • We are #OneCrimson: Although there’s 100+ employees at Crimson, it still feels like a family. Birthdays, engagements, new babies, and other big events are celebrated by all, and everyone is valued.

Contact us to find out more

Cat Halstead,
Head of Change & People Development

T: 01675 466 477

E: catherine.halstead@crimson.co.uk

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