PwC kicks off 2020 with new Data Analytics Assured Skills Academy, closing date January 22nd

  • PwC NI has launched its first Assured Skill Academy of the year, offering 20 paid training spaces for graduates who want to move into the Data Analytics field.

    Back in November, tech consultancy firm PwC announced plans to create over 600 training places in partnership with the Department for the Economy's Assured Skills programme. The scheme is designed for those who are unemployed or under-employed and want to retrain into a new role, and offers a weekly training allowance of £150, travel expenses, and sometimes childcare allowances.

    The DfE works with NI tech companies and local universities to create Academy-style training programmes for skills that are in high demand in industry, and those who complete an Assured Skills Academy course automatically get a job interview with the host company.

    PwC's first Academy of the year is a course in Data Analytics developed in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College. The nine week course will train users in various data analytics techniques, including data architecture modelling, MS Excel, Microsoft Power BI, SQL, and introductory programming in Python.

    PwC’s Operate division Head of Capability and Development Claire McNally commented on the academy: "No experience in data analytics is required in order to apply – the Assured Skills Academy provides extensive and high quality training through Belfast Met and puts participants on a very strong footing to compete for a job with PwC."

    Those who complete the course will get a job interview for a Data Analytics position with PwC's Belfast team. Applications for the course are open now and will close on January 22nd. Entrants must have earned at least a 2:2 in any university degree, but it may be in any field and not necessarily in one related to Data Analytics. To apply, head over to

    Source: Written based on press release

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