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Finance firm is set to create 20 more graduate posts

By John Mulgrew

A financial technology firm in Belfast is creating a further 20 new posts as part of its graduate recruitment scheme.

Fintru - which provides middle-office services to the financial sector - has already created 40 posts, with help from the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL).

The London-based company is now creating additional training posts through the Assured Skills initiative.

Stephen Shaw, head of Fintru's Belfast office, said the academy is an "opportunity to prepare for a dynamic career in finance services in Northern Ireland".

He said: "Following on from the success of our previous academy programmes, we are continuing with our innovative approach to recruit talented young individuals from all backgrounds and provide candidates with tailored professional development to attain the skills required to have successful long term careers. The academy will equip participants with a number of accredited external qualifications such as the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI) Investment Operations Certificate."

Employment Minister Stephen Farry (below) said the scheme would build on the success of the previous two academies, which have seen all 40 academy participants secure employment with Fintru. He added: "The continuing commitment of companies such as Fintru to create jobs in Northern Ireland is hugely important to our economic growth. Through the Assured Skills initiative, my department continues to encourage companies to bring their business to Northern Ireland or expand their existing operations, stimulating the creation of new jobs in the local economy."

Fintru is targeting any graduate with a 2:2 qualification, with experience working in the industry not a requirement.

Successful applicants will then undertake a six-week training programme focusing on capital markets, financial regulation and investment administration.

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