Belfast Telegraph

Learn while you earn as PwC launches computing HNC


Northern Ireland school leavers can get an IT qualification while working for one of the world's top business advisory firms thanks to a new scheme.

PriceWaterhouseCooper in Northern Ireland, already the region's largest graduate employer, has launched a programme where young people can earn an HNC in Computing and Systems Development while working in its global centre of excellence for research, insight and analytics.

The centre undertakes some of the world's largest and most challenging research projects for clients ranging from Fortune-500 and FTSE companies to national governments. Applications for the first 11 posts as trainee developers within research opened this week with a further 30 positions becoming available over the next three years.

The trainees will help design and implement programmes as part of PwC's research and insight team, while studying at Belfast Metropolitan College.

PwC research and insight partner, Honor Mallon described the scheme as 'learn while you earn'.

"Today's global research and analytics is a technology-rich environment that offers challenging career opportunities to young technology and computer enthusiasts," she said.

"Demand from clients in Northern Ireland and abroad is fuelling our recruitment needs and this programme will deliver technology solutions to clients, worldwide, from our base in Belfast.

"This is a real 'learn while you earn' programme that combines work and study to let individuals use their skills immediately while building their career around a professional qualification."

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