Applications open for FinTrU North West Assured Skills Academy

  • Applications are now open for FinTrU's new North West Assured Skills Academy in business services, offering 20 training places for people with degrees.

    The Academy will offer a four-week intensive online training course and participants who complete training are guaranteed an interview for a role at FinTrU’s NW Centre of Excellence.

    Greg McCann, Executive Director and Head of FinTrU North West said: “The FinTrU North West Financial Services Academy is a fantastic opportunity for those who have recently graduated or wish to change career to an exciting industry.

    "We are looking for those who are ambitious and want to work on the global investment banking stage with FinTrU. No experience is required to apply for this programme.

    “Last year saw over 300 people join FinTrU, with many coming through our Financial Services Academies. FinTrU has recently been named by the Financial Times as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe and our Financial Services Academy offers applicants the opportunity to join our journey right here in the north west.”

    The online training course will be delivered by North West Regional College and Ulster University and will cover areas including compliance, risk, legal, operations, Know Your Customer (KYC) and consultancy.

    Participants will also receive £155 per week training allowance.

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    Michael Pogue, Senior Lecturer in Financial Services at Ulster University Business School, added that there "is an extremely high level of talent" in the north west area, and that "participants will be newly equipped with industry-relevant skills and the knowledge to help them secure employment amid the current economic climate.”

    Applications for the Academy are open until 31 March 2021. No experience is required but applicants must hold a 2:2 degree or better in any discipline.

    Telephone interviews will be held 7-8 April 2021. Those who progress to the second stage will have a video interview conducted 13-15 April. Training will start on 26 April 2021.

    Economy Minister Diane Dodds encouraged people to apply: “FinTrU is a successful business services provider and a major employer in the north west. 

    “Skills development has a key role to play in the economic recovery. I am keen to bring forward as many initiatives in this sector as possible, to offer training opportunities to people to help boost their career chances.

    “Assured Skills Academies have a track record of success in securing employment for those who complete them and my officials are continuing to work hard to bring through more Academies in the near future.”

    For more information and to apply visit

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