Graduates offered exciting opportunity to launch career in Robotics

Date published: 10 January 2018

Deloitte has launched a new Robotics Automation Academy offering over twenty graduates the opportunity to join their Belfast office.

Deloitte Robotics Academy
Jackie Henry, Senior Partner at Deloitte pictured with Trevor Connolly, Director of Business Engagement at the Department

Supported by the Department for the Economy, the Academy will help graduates gain the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue a career in the innovative and cutting-edge areas of robotic process automation and data visualisation with Deloitte.  

As two growing and in demand areas, Deloitte is enhancing its capabilities in Belfast to support their  clients both locally and across the UK with these services. Robotics and cognitive technologies are being increasingly used to improve and automate business processes, while visualisation is helping organisations to derive meaning and inform decision making from large bodies of data.  

Trevor Connolly, Director of Business Engagement at the Department for the Economy said: “Through the Assured Skills programme graduates have been able to gain employment in a variety of high quality jobs in Northern Ireland, which has had a significant positive impact upon the local economy.

“Over 85% of  graduates who have previously participated in  our academies have secured high quality jobs, many in cutting edge technologies,  demonstrating how our Assured Skills programme is not only delivering for growing businesses but also for our young people.”

The 12 week intensive training programme will be delivered by Belfast Met. Successful participants will gain an industry recognised qualification and a potential offer of employment from Deloitte.

Highlighting the significance of the Academy, Jackie Henry, Senior Partner at Deloitte, commented: “Automation in the workplace is the first step towards what we see as the future of work and has the potential to transform how our clients deliver their products and services to customers. In the future we are going to see humans increasingly working alongside their digital workforce counterparts.

Robotics and process automation, alongside data visualisation are key priorities for Deloitte so I’m delighted to launch our new academy in conjunction with the Department for the Economy, which will enhance our capability and create key skills here in Belfast.”

Previous experience is not required but applicants must possess a 2:2 degree in any discipline. For the duration of the training programme participants will be paid £150 training allowance per week plus travel expenses.

Further information can be found at nidirect assured skills web page. Deadline for applications is 26th January 2018. 

Notes to editors: 

  1. The Assured Skills programme is a joint programme between the Department for the Economy and Invest Northern Ireland, it helps local companies as well as businesses wanting to locate their business in Northern Ireland to secure the skills they require.
  2. Video – Jackie Henry, Senior Partner at Deloitte talks about the talent within Northern Ireland and how the Assured Skills programme has helped Deloitte recruit the talent they need. Watch the video on YouTube
  3. Video – Jamie Mudge, Robotics Academy lead at Deloitte talks about the skills and qualifications graduates will gain by participating on the Academy. Watch the video on YouTube
  4. For media enquiries contact DFE Press Office on 028 9052 9604. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07623 974383 and your call will be returned.
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