Digital Engineering Academy in Belfast now open for applications

  • PA Consulting, the global innovation and transformation consultancy, is offering 22 training places in its Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy at Belfast Met.

    Funded by the Department for the Economy, successful applicants will become digital engineers during a nine-week training course. Participants who complete the course are guaranteed a job interview with PA.

    Applicants require a 2:2 degree in any discipline or a Level 5 qualification in an IT-related subject.

    Participants can expect to become proficient in multiple software systems such as Java, SQL and HTML/CSS/Java Script, Building Rest APIs and building Java Web applications using Spring Boot.

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    Director of skills at the Department for the Economy, Graeme Wilkinson urged people to apply now and said: “As well as the learning opportunity, participants in the Academy will receive a £150 weekly training allowance, travel expenses and could be eligible for childcare allowance."

    Nuala Harden, digital expert at PA added: “We are hoping to create 400 jobs over the next five years in Belfast. At PA, we are committed to investing in the growth and development of our team and helping our clients to use digital technologies to adapt and transform their operations in an era of disruptive change. This Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy offers talented individuals the opportunity to develop a lasting career and the chance to work on a variety of exciting and innovative projects.”

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    Siobhan Lyons, Head of Economic Development at Belfast Met commented: “We have been delivering Assured Skills Academies, in different disciplines, in partnership with the Department for a number of years and have seen first-hand their success, with a high number of participants going on to secure employment in their chosen field.”

    The Academy is open now for applications, closing Friday 14 February.

    For more information and to apply, visit

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