Lyons announces Deloitte Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy

Date published: 05 September 2022

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today launched an Assured Skills Academy in Digital Engineering in partnership with Deloitte, offering 23 high quality training places.

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons
Economy Minister Gordon Lyons

The Assured Skills Academy will see participants receive seven weeks of industry-relevant training with South Eastern Regional College (SERC). Completing the Academy guarantees participants an interview for a Belfast-based role at Deloitte in one of its Engineering teams.

Highlighting the opportunity, the Minister said:

“I am pleased to announce 23 training places on this Assured Skills Academy in Digital Engineering with Deloitte and SERC.

“This Academy is an excellent opportunity for people with a degree in any discipline, or 18 months’ relevant experience, to reskill for a career in the cutting edge space of digital engineering and potentially gain employment with leading technology firm Deloitte.

“I urge anyone who is interested and eligible to apply.”

Jackie Henry, Office Senior Partner at Deloitte in Northern Ireland and Managing Partner for People and Purpose at Deloitte UK, said:

“At Deloitte, we are excited to launch our Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy in partnership with the Department for the Economy. Technology and digital transformation services is a thriving sector in the Northern Ireland economy and we are proud to be at the heart of it.

“Our Digital Engineering Academy offers fantastic challenges for students to develop in-demand technology skills and to take the next big step in their careers. We are looking for the innovative thinkers, the problem solvers, the collaborators and the technology enthusiasts to join us on our mission to make an impact. An exciting career delivering digital transformation for our clients awaits.”

The Academy training will take place at SERC’s Bangor campus.

Ken Webb, Principal of SERC, said:

“SERC is delighted to be partnering with Deloitte to offer valuable training in digital engineering. This is an opportunity to develop skills and gain a qualification in a growing sector. Assured Skills Academies enable the college to fulfil our commitment to meeting employment needs through high-quality training and education, nurturing the workforce of the future and supporting economic growth in Northern Ireland.” 

Applications for the Deloitte Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy are open now and close at midnight on Sunday 2 October 2022.

Applicants must hold a minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline upon commencement of training, or 18 months’ relevant experience. This can include cloud technology, coding and scripting or digital engineering skills.

For more information and to apply, visit nidirect.

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