Belfast Telegraph

Grab EY data academy places

Around 20 people are to be offered a place at a data and analytics academy run with business advisers EY.

EY last year announced it would create nearly 500 jobs in Northern Ireland - some of which will require skills in data and analytics.

And applications are now open for the academy - starting in August - which will provide the skills and experience needed for jobs in data analytics.

Employment Minister Stephen Farry said: "The decision by EY to create these 486 jobs in its offices in Belfast shows the confidence the company has in the talent and skills that are available in Northern Ireland.

"My department's assured skills programme will ensure that EY has the necessary support for training initiatives to develop the skills required for these new roles."

The academy has been designed by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), EY and Belfast Metropolitan College (Belfast Met). Candidates will train for nine weeks in IT and data analytic skills - and then there is a potential offer of employment with EY.

EY Ireland managing partner Mike McKerr said: "The data and analytics academy will play a crucial role in building a new talent pool within the EY UK and Ireland delivery centre, which is vital to the successful delivery of services to our clients here in the UK, Ireland and beyond."

Applications to the academy will close on July 17 at 10am and the training programme for successful applicants will start on August 17. For more information, go to

Applications can be submitted online at:

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