Happy Coding at the first Atos autumn camp for children


November 18, 2019 - Atos

 Atos, a global leader in digital transformation recently organized the first Atos autumn camp for children. The aim of the campaign was to offer young employees meaningful care and employment during the autumn holidays, to relieve working parents and to give youngsters playful access to forward-looking technologies. About 80 children and young people took part. 
Atos attaches great importance to ensuring an optimal work-life balance. With various services and offers, the IT company effectively supports its employees, for example in childcare, thereby relieving the burden on working parents. This year's autumn holidays provided the occasion for a completely new campaign, which not only ensured meaningful employment on the school holidays, but also gave the young Atos generation the opportunity to gain an initial insight into future career paths. 

During the two-day autumn camp, around 80 participating children and young people were able to work on extensive projects with a focus on AI, robotics and app design. The event thus created the ideal opportunity to arouse the interest of the youngest for new technologies and innovations - an essential topic, because digital skills are becoming increasingly important both in professional and private life. 

"The topics of family friendliness and the promotion of young IT talents are very close to our hearts at Atos Austria. We are in a pioneering role with our extensive offerings and measures, such as our Career Trial Days, our Coding Days, our Daughter Day and our programs for apprentices and working students," explained Johann Martin Schachner, CEO, Atos Austria. "This is also confirmed by our forthcoming official award as a TOP apprentice company of the WKO". 

Not only the good mood among the children, parents and carers was strikingly positive at the event, but also the high proportion of girls - after all, half of the autumn camp kids were female participants - in a technology sector that is currently still dominated by men, this was a promising sign for more diversity in the coming years. 

Marica Schlagitweit, mother and employee at Atos Austria, said: "I am happy about the meaningful and free care opportunity for my child. This not only relieved me, but also allowed my daughter to loosely learn useful things for her future. She was there with enthusiasm and fun".

To read more, visit: https://atos.net/de-at/2019/pressemeldungen-de-at_2019_11_18/happy-coding-beim-ersten-atos-herbstcamp-fur-kinder-der-mitarbeiterinnen