20-place software training with guaranteed job interview open for all NI grads

  • US insurance company Aflac is offering 20 training places for graduates in any discipline with a new Assured Skills Academy, in partnership with the Department of Economy and Belfast Met.

    The nine-week course will equip participants with the skills they need to kick-start a career in software development. They will gain a recognised training qualification and a guaranteed job interview with Aflac, which has recently established its Technology & CyberSecurity Innovation Centre in Belfast.

    Graeme Wilkinson, Director of Skills at the Department for the Economy said that they hope to up skill 100 individuals over five years through the pre-employment Assured Skills Academies.

    Mark McCormack, Head of Technology at Aflac Northern Ireland is strongly encouraging graduates who are interested in beginning a career in technology to apply. He said: “No experience in the sector is required – we are looking for creative, adaptable people who want to be part of an exciting new company in Northern Ireland.”

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    “Belfast Met is a leading provider of pre-employment training that is industry-relevant and equips participants with hard and soft skills that will help them operate in the business world,” commented Damian Duffy, Director of Development at Belfast Met.

    Applications for the Aflac Assured Skills Academy are open until 15 November. Applicants must hold a degree in any discipline or a Level 5 qualification in an IT-related subject.

    For more information and details of how to apply, visit http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/assured-skills

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