Applications open for Alchemy Tech Assured Skills Academy, with guaranteed job roles

  • Applications are open to graduates with a BSc or equivalent qualification for a place in Alchemy Technology Services' new Assured Skills Academy in insurance software. 

    Successful applicants will receive five weeks of pre-employment training from North West Regional College from 14 June to 20 July 2021.

    Those who effectively complete the course will be offered a role in Alchemy as either a Technical Analyst or Business Analyst.

    The firm, which is located in the north west, is offering 20 high quality training places to those with a BSc from a third level institution (e.g. BSc in Computer Science or equivalent) or a Level 5 qualification in an IT-related discipline.

    The minimum level of education required for the Business Analyst is a degree in Business/Finance with technology included. European language skills are desirable for both roles.

    The training is set to be classroom based, however, this may be changed depending on the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions at the time.

    It will include topics such as Java/.net, insurance fundamentals, effective project management and an introduction to insurance software.

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    Economy Minister Diane Dodds said the course "is an exciting opportunity" with "a successful and expanding locally-owned company".

    This is also Alchemy's seventh Assured Skills Academy. John Harkin, its CEO said: “Our previous Academies have been very successful and we have seen our people thrive in their roles. The team have cemented Alchemy’s place as a key player in the insurance software industry.

    “We have developed a leading rewards package for our people, offering competitive international salaries while providing locally-based career development and opportunities for travel. At Alchemy we are committed to the continued growth of our people through ongoing investment to ensure they are trained and certified to the highest levels in our field of expertise.”

    Sinead Hawkins, Business Skills Manager at North West Regional College added: “We are delighted to be delivering this Academy in partnership with Alchemy and fully funded by the Department for the Economy.

    "Alchemy continues to show their commitment to the north west region in providing high quality jobs. They have also shown great resilience and support to the online delivery of this programme. This a fantastic opportunity with a forward-thinking company which will kick-start individual careers."

    Applications to the Academy are open now and will close at noon on 10 May 2021. Training will run from 14 June to 20 July.

    For more information and to apply visit

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