Applications open for Cyber Security Assured Skills Academy with KPMG

  • Professional services firm KPMG is offering 20 graduates training places on its new two-month Cyber Security Assured Skills Academy.

    Open to applications from people with a degree in any discipline, or a level 5 qualification in any ICT or STEM-related subject, the Assured Skills Academy will see participants receive industry-relevant pre-employment training with Belfast Met from 1 June to 9 August.

    Completing the training guarantees participants an interview for a role at KPMG’s Belfast Centre of Excellence. Participants will also receive £155 per week training allowance.

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    This is the second Assured Skills Academy with KPMG, following the announcement in February that the company is creating 200 new jobs, with the potential to fill 160 of those through Assured Skills Academies.

    Economy Minister Diane Dodds commented on the new Academy's launch: “With no experience needed, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a multinational company with an expanding presence in Northern Ireland and I urge anyone who is interested and eligible to apply.”   

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    Johnny Hanna, Partner in Charge of KPMG in Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted to offer graduates from any discipline the opportunity to develop a professional career in cyber security in a friendly, challenging and supportive environment.

    "This is an ideal opportunity for those who have a natural curiosity to understand and solve complex business challenges, and a desire to become the digital business leaders of tomorrow.”

    The Academy will provide training in areas including Cisco Networking Essentials, MTA Security Fundamentals, EC Council Ethical Hacking, AZ 900, AZ 500 and EC Council Cyber Forensics Associate.

    Applications for the KPMG Cyber Security Assured Skills Academy are open now and close at noon on Friday 16 April.

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

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