20 high quality training places on Assured Skills Academy with KPMG announced

  • Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has announced 20 high quality training places on an Applied Intelligence (AI) Assured Skills Academy with KPMG and Belfast Met.

    Funded by the Department for the Economy, the Assured Skills Academy will see successful applicants receive training for roles as a Data Scientist or Data Engineer in KPMG’s Centre of Excellence following nine weeks of training delivered by Belfast Met.

    Highlighting the opportunity, the Minister said: ““This is the fifth Assured Skills Academy with KPMG, following the announcement in February 2020 that the company is creating 200 new jobs, with the potential to fill 160 of those through Assured Skills Academies.”

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    Mr. Lyons also added: “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.”  

    Open to applications from people with at least a 2:2 degree in any discipline, or a level 5 qualification in an ICT subject the Assured Skills Academy will see participants receive industry-relevant pre-employment training with Belfast Met from 4 April until 3 June 2022.

    Participants who successfully complete the Academy will be guaranteed an interview for a Consulting Analyst position at KPMG’s Belfast Centre of Excellence.

    Johnny Hanna, Partner in Charge of KPMG in Northern Ireland, said: “Our Digital Centre of Excellence in Belfast is growing at a rapid pace and we need top talent to deliver digital solutions for our clients. We are delighted to offer graduates from any discipline the opportunity to develop a professional career in applied intelligence. If you are driven by data, are keen to build new skills and enjoy problem solving for clients, this could be the opportunity for you.”

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    The Applied Intelligence (AI) Assured Skills Academy will be delivered at Belfast Met. During the Academy participants can expect to become proficient in areas such as Intermediate Excel for AI and Data, PL-900, DP-900, AI-900, Python in the context of AI, Advanced Python, Capstone Project-Application of Learning and DP-100.

    Applications for the KPMG Applied Intelligence Assured Skills Academy are open now and close at noon on Friday 25 February.

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

    Source: Written from press release.

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