20 high quality training places on Assured Skills Academy with Version 1 announced

  • Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has announced 20 training places on a new Assured Skills Academy with IT services provider Version 1.

    Successful applicants to the Department for the Economy’s fully funded Assured Skills Academy will receive eight weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training at Belfast Metropolitan College. Completing the Academy guarantees an interview for a role with Version 1 in Belfast.

    The Minister said: “My Department’s Assured Skills Academies offer participants the skills that they and employers need to flourish and grow within the IT sector. Version 1 offers IT services to a variety of global brands, and to do so the company needs people with specialist skills.”

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    Lorna McAdoo, Director of Operations Version 1 NI, added: “This is our third Assured Skills Academy following on from the hugely successful Academies this year. These Assured Skills Academies will continue to run over the next two years and represent our ongoing commitment to Northern Ireland and our ambition to be one of the most successful IT companies here.  Investment in local tech who can help our customers accelerate their digital transformation is paramount to this ambition.”

    Participants in the Version 1 Assured Skills Academy will study areas including Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, Cyber Security, Software Testing, Design Thinking and programming languages including .net and C#.

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    Experience is not required but applicants must hold at least a 2:2 degree in any discipline, or a level 5 qualification in an ICT or STEM Subject.

    Applications for the third Version 1 Assured Skills Academy are open now and close on Monday 18 July. 

    Training for successful applicants will run from Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 28 October.

    For more information and to apply, click here

    Source: Written from press release.

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