Version 1 is an Irish company specialising in International Management Consulting, Software Asset Management, Software Development, Cloud Computing, and Outsourcing.
It has progressed through organic growth and strategic acquisition to become a trusted technology partner to major domestic and international customers across all industry sectors. It has over 1,300 staff based in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Manchester, Edinburgh, Kent and Birmingham.
Version 1 opened its first office in Belfast in 2012 with four staff and has grown rapidly. Since then, it has built up a team of over 150 staff and is aiming to grow to 200 by the end of 2021.
The Northern Ireland Team delivers a wide range of technology and services for customers both locally and across the UK and Ireland. The technology skillsets span all of their key strategic growth areas – Enterprise Resource Planning, Digital Services and Enterprise Cloud. The Belfast team also work closely with Technology Partners including Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
In 2020, Version 1 announced the establishment of a Digital Development Hub in Belfast and the creation of 70 specialist IT jobs. The team also works closely with local schools, universities and other agencies in establishing routes for under-represented groups and non-IT people to start a career in IT throughout Northern Ireland.
Version 1 is planning to expand rapidly using the Assured Skills Programme in Northern Ireland with the aim to hire 120 people. Assured Skills is a pre-employment training programme that will offer Version 1 a pipeline of skilled resources over the coming years.