Applications open for PwC's new Future Business Skills Academy

  • Professional services firm, PwC is offering 20 training places to Northern Ireland-based graduates for its new Assured Skills Academy, focusing on Future Business Skills.

    The Academy will see participants receive industry-relevant pre-employment training at Belfast Met, and those who complete the training are guaranteed a job interview for a role at PwC in Belfast.

    The programme will focus on a range of areas including Financial Crime, Compliance Testing, Customer Management, PMO Services and Business Operations.

    It will last 10 weeks, including a two-week break for Christmas, and be delivered primarily virtually, although applicants should be prepared to attend some classes in a Belfast Met campus.

    Applications are open until 12 October 2020. No experience is required. Applicants must hold a 2:2 degree or better in any discipline.

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    Economy Minister Diane Dodds said: “PwC is a hugely successful company seeking to grow its team in Belfast. I encourage eligible people seeking to start, or change, their career and who are interested in the cutting-edge professional services sector to apply for this Assured Skills Academy.

    “Continuing to grow our local skills base will be key to the economic recovery. Assured Skills Academies have a track record of success in upskilling and reskilling people to put them in a strong position to secure employment, and we are working to bring forward more Academies in the near future.”

    Louise Warde-Hunter, Principal and Chief Executive at Belfast Met added: “It comes on the back of a series of successful academies that have been delivered remotely over the past number of months resulting in many job opportunities for the programme participants.

    “Even in these most challenging of times the commitment of PwC to offer such highly skilled roles is to be commended and we look forward to delivering this programme in partnership with them.”

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    For more information and to apply visit: www.nidirect.gov.uk/assured-skills

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