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Deloitte to recruit over 20 graduates through robotics academy

Deloitte has launched a new Robotics Automation Academy offering over twenty graduates the opportunity to join their Belfast office. Pictured are Jackie Henry, senior partner at Deloitte with Trevor Connolly, director of business engagement at the Department for the Economy.
Gareth McKeown

MULTINATIONAL Deloitte is set to take on over 20 graduates in Belfast as part of the firm's new Robotics Automation Academy.

Supported by the Department for the Economy, the academy will help graduates gain the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue a career in the innovative and cutting-edge areas of robotic process automation and data visualisation with Deloitte.

As two growing and in demand areas, Deloitte is enhancing its capabilities in Belfast to support their clients both locally and across the UK with these services. Robotics and cognitive technologies are being increasingly used to improve and automate business processes, while visualisation is helping organisations to derive meaning and inform decision making from large bodies of data.

Director of business engagement at the Department for the Economy, Trevor Connolly said skills programmes like the new academy are helping to keep graduates in Northern Ireland and having a "significant positive impact"on the local economy.

“Over 85 per cent of graduates who have previously participated in our academies have secured high quality jobs, many in cutting edge technologies, demonstrating how our Assured Skills programme is not only delivering for growing businesses but also for our young people.”

The 12 week intensive training programme will be delivered by Belfast Met and successful participants will gain an industry recognised qualification and a potential offer of employment from Deloitte.

Senior partner at Deloitte, Jackie Henry said the new academy will enhance the company's capability and create key skills in Belfast.

“Automation in the workplace is the first step towards what we see as the future of work and has the potential to transform how our clients deliver their products and services to customers. In the future we are going to see humans increasingly working alongside their digital workforce counterparts."

Previous experience is not required but applicants must possess a 2:2 degree in any discipline. For the duration of the training programme participants will be paid £150 training allowance per week plus travel expenses.

Further information can be found at www.nidirect.gov.uk/assured-skills. The deadline for applications is January 26.

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