Belfast Telegraph

New academy offers graduates career path in world of IT

In Belfast are (from left) Mark McCormack, head of technology at Aflac NI; Graeme Wilkinson, director of skills at DfE; Damian Duffy, director of development at Belfast Met, and Ruairí Mahon, senior Pega developer at Aflac NI
In Belfast are (from left) Mark McCormack, head of technology at Aflac NI; Graeme Wilkinson, director of skills at DfE; Damian Duffy, director of development at Belfast Met, and Ruairí Mahon, senior Pega developer at Aflac NI

By Staff Reporter

The Department for the Economy has launched a new Assured Skills Academy with US insurance company Aflac in partnership with Belfast Met, offering 20 training places for graduates in any discipline.

The nine-week pre-employment training academy will equip participants with the skills they need to kick-start a career in software development.

It will cover software areas including Pega development, providing real-world applicable skills for participants. Applications are open until November 15.

Applicants for the posts must hold a degree in any discipline, or Level 5 qualification in an IT-related subject.

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