FinTrU and UU to deliver Assured Skills Academy - applications now open

  • NI fintech firm FinTrU is now taking applications for its Assured Skills Academy, in which it will deliver financial service training remotely to comply with social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Twenty successful applicants with a 2:2 or above in any degree background will receive remote training from Ulster University, with a guaranteed job interview for FinTrU upon full completion.

    The Academy will start on 11 May and last for three weeks.

    All recruitment for the Academy will be by telephone and video calls.

    These conditions also apply to any subsequent employment with FinTrU until such time as social distancing restrictions can be lifted.

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    Economy Minister Diane Dodds said: “I am greatly heartened that this Assured Skills Academy is proceeding in the midst of the current crisis, giving 20 people with degrees the opportunity to learn valuable skills and potentially gain employment.

    “The current social distancing rules are central to all of our lives and this is an excellent example of business and higher education working together to provide innovative technological solutions."

    Sinead Carville, chief human resources officer at FinTrU said: “This is undoubtedly a challenging time, but we are encouraged by the preparations put in by the team here at FinTrU, the Department for the Economy and Ulster University to deliver these opportunities.”

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    Michael Pogue, senior lecturer in Financial Services at Ulster University added: “Making use of the latest remote learning technology, we will ensure participants in the Academy gain the knowledge and skills they need to put them in a strong position to enter the field of financial services.”

    Applications are open until 17 April 2020. No experience is required but applicants must hold a 2:2 degree or better in any discipline.

    For more information and to apply visit  

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    Source: Written from press release

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