Neueda offers IT-based roles to retrained graduates

  • Global tech giant Neueda has offered full time positions to eight graduates who completed the Tech Academy programme offered in collaboration with the Department for the economy and Belfast Met.

    The Tech Academy programme was designed to offer an alternative way for graduates to break into the tech world by offering an accelerated course to equip non-computer science graduates with the skills to fill vital tech roles. The shortage of computer science graduates in Northern Ireland has caused a virtual war for graduates among top NI tech firms, and this course enables more individuals to enter those roles.

    Last year, 13 out of 110 applicants received a place on the intensive 12 week training course. The students that made the final 13 had a range of educational backgrounds, the common factor between them all was the fact they had a desire upskill and pursue a technology-centred career. Neuda has now picked up eight of those reskilled graduates for tech-based roles.

    Lisa Sweeney, Head of People and Culture at Neueda, commented on the success of the scheme: "We were hugely impressed by the quality of the participants in the second year of our Tech Academy, supported by the Department for the Economy. Identifying potential and encouraging a passion for tech are valuable ways that we as an employer can protect and nurture the future of our business and the IT sector overall"

    The eight graduates that have been employed are now working on live client projects with the mentorship and guidance of some of the most experienced engineers in the company. The Tech Academy trains participants in the technical and non-technical skills required to work in the IT sector, and the internationally experienced teams within Neueda have been instrumental in sharing their expertise and fundamentally helping to mentor the new additions to the team.

    Source: Neueda Press Release 

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