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New training programme for those ready to resume a career in IT

27th May 2019

A Northern Ireland software development services company has launched a new initiative to help get people back into IT work following a career break.

Allstate’s Ready to Resume programme recognises that people take extended periods of time out of work for a variety of reasons – raising a family, health problems and long-term care responsibilities being just a few of them.

As getting back to work can be a daunting prospect the 12-week training scheme will offer career support and development opportunities without the barriers of CV critiquing and formal interviews.

The reskilling programme will help candidates pick up from where they left off resulting in a potential offer of employment at a salary and level befitting of previous experience.

Eligible candidates will have been out of work for two years or more, have three years of Software Development experience and be ready to commence full-time employment.

Interested parties are invited to attend an open day at Allstate’s Belfast office on either May 28 or June 5 to learn more about the scheme.

Meanwhile, a new FinTrU Assured Skills Academy in Derry/Londonderry is offering 20 training places in financial services for graduates.

Funded by the Department for the Economy, the latest FinTrU Assured Skills Academy will provide successful applicants with six weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training at North West Regional College (NWRC) and Ulster University. Participants who complete the training successfully are guaranteed a job interview with FinTrU.

FinTrU Academy Manager, Leah McStravick said: “This is our third Assured Skills Academy in the North West as we look to build on the success of our Academies to date in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. The six-week course at North West Regional College will provide participants with real world skills in fields including compliance, risk, legal, operations, KYC and consultancy.

“To date we have employed around 215 people who have graduated through Assured Skills Academies. With no experience required, this is a fantastic opportunity for graduates in the North West to start a career in financial services and we look forward to welcoming the next cohort of successful applicants.’’

No experience is required but applicants must hold a 2:2 degree or better in any discipline. Applications are open until June 17.

For more information and to apply for FinTrU’s Assured Skills Academy click here

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