Minister Farry commented:
“I am delighted to launch the next FinTrU Financial Services Academy which will provide a further 20 participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to take up exciting new employment opportunities with FinTrU. This Academy will build on the success of the previous two Academies, which have seen all 40 Academy participants secure employment with FinTrU.
“The continuing commitment of companies such as FinTrU to create jobs in Northern Ireland is hugely important to our continued economic growth. Through the Assured Skills initiative my Department continues to encourage companies to bring their business to Northern Ireland or expand their existing operations, stimulating the creation of new jobs in the local economy.”
The Financial Services Academy will target graduates holding at least a 2:2 in any degree discipline and previous experience in the sector is not required. The successful applicants will undertake an intensive six-week training programme focusing on Capital Markets, Financial Regulation and Investment Administration and will gain industry-recognised qualifications. For participants that complete the Academy there is a potential offer of employment with FinTrU.
Stephen Shaw, Head of FinTrU’s Belfast Centre of Excellence, added:
“The FinTrU Financial Services Academy is a unique opportunity to prepare for a dynamic career in Financial Services in Northern Ireland. Following on from the success of our previous academy programmes, we are continuing with our innovative approach to recruit talented young individuals from all backgrounds and provide candidates with tailored professional development to attain the skills required to have successful long term careers. The Academy will equip participants with a number of accredited external qualifications such as the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI) Investment Operations Certificate.”
The FinTrU Financial Services Academy has been designed by the Department for Employment and Learning, FinTrU, Belfast Metropolitan College (Belfast Met) and Ulster University under the Assured Skills initiative.
Applications to the Academy will close at 4pm on Friday 4 February 2016 and the training programme for successful applicants will start on Monday 22 February 2016. Training will be delivered jointly by Belfast Met and Ulster University.
For further information or to submit an application, visit here.