Deloitte announces 25 Assured Skills Academy training places

  • Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced 25 new Assured Skills Academy places with Deloitte, each with a training bursary and guaranteed job interview.

    Assured Skills Academy training has become an important part of the local tech landscape, offering graduates the opportunity to re-skill into the industry and interview for a permanent job role with a major tech employer. The programmes offer structured training for a number of weeks followed by a guaranteed job interview.

    Deloitte has now announced 25 new Assured Skills Academy places focusing on Transformation, Finance and Technology. Applicants must have at least a 2:2 in any degree but don't require any previous experience in industry, and selected participants will be given four weeks of industry training with Belfast Met.

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    The training will take place online in a virtual classroom environment due to Covid, and will include core business skills such as creating presentations, process mapping, and stakeholder management. The course will also cover data modelling, business consultancy, Prince2 project management and data visualisation techniques.

    Economy Minister Diane Dodds announced the new training places: "I am pleased to announce 25 training places on this Assured Skills Academy with Deloitte and Belfast Met. This Academy is an excellent opportunity for people with degrees in any discipline to reskill for a career in business consultancy and potentially gain employment with leading multinational Deloitte. No experience is necessary – I urge anyone who is interested and eligible to apply."

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    Deloitte Senior Partner Jackie Henry said: "Deloitte’s previous 18 assured skills academies have enabled us to bring 266 talented individuals into the firm from diverse career backgrounds, so we are excited to launch our first academy of 2021. We are looking for innovative individuals, problem solvers who enjoy working collaboratively and have potential to add real value for our clients."

    Applications for the scheme close on March 21st 2021. Head over to for more information or to apply.

    Source: Written based on press release

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