New Fin Tru Academy launched for graduates
The Assured Skills Academy will offer a four-week intensive online training course to develop core skills for the business services sector.
Participants who complete the training are guaranteed an interview for a role at FinTrU’s North West Centre of Excellence.
Launching the high quality training places, Economy Minister Diane Dodds said: “FinTrU is a successful business services provider and a major employer in the north west. This Assured Skills Academy offers people with degrees the opportunity to position themselves strongly for a career in what is an exciting and fast-paced sector.
“I encourage anyone who meets the eligibility criteria, and who is interested, to apply.”
The Minister added: that skills development has a key role to play in economic recovery.
“Assured Skills Academies have a track record of success in securing employment for those who complete them and my officials are continuing to work hard to bring through more Academies in the near future.”
Greg McCann, Executive Director and Head of FinTrU North West, said the company has recently experienced significant growth and they are looking for ambitious people to apply.
“Whether you have recently graduated or wish to change career to an exciting industry, the FinTrU North West Financial Services Academy is a brilliant opportunity. FinTrU has experienced significant growth in recent months and has no plans to slow down.
“Since March we have delivered multiple virtual Financial Services Academies to train employees to join FinTrU. Successful applicants will work alongside some of the world’s largest investment banks from right here in the north west. We are looking for those who are ambitious and want to perform on the global investment banking stage to apply for this opportunity with FinTrU.”
The online training course will be delivered by North West Regional College and Ulster University.
Sinead Hawkins, Business Skills Manager at North West Regional College, said: “We are delighted to continue working with FinTrU to deliver the new online academy model. These academies are supporting the financial services industry and are providing quality job opportunities. At this time of economic downturn these academies provide hope and career direction for many individuals.”
Michael Pogue, Senior Lecturer in Financial Services at Ulster University Business School, added: “Ulster University, alongside partners FinTrU, the Department for the Economy and North West Regional College, have worked together to combine further education and industry expertise to create more opportunities for graduates in the north west and a vital skills pipeline to support the growing fintech industry in Northern Ireland.”
Applications for the FinTrU North West Assured Skills Academy are open until August 21, 2020.
No experience is required but applicants must hold at least a 2:2 degree in any discipline.
For more information and to apply visit: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/assured-skills