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Deloitte launches first Health-Tech Academy in Northern Ireland

Deloitte is looking for graduates who are passionate about the healthcare industry to join their first ever Health-Tech Academy. Pictured are: Ann Williamson, head of employer skills at the Department for the Economy; Jonathan Heggarty, director of curriculum at Belfast Met and Jackie Henry, senior partner at Deloitte. 

MULTINATIONAL professional service firm Deloitte has launched its first ever Health-Tech Academy in Northern Ireland

The ten week pre-employment skills training programme, backed by the Department for the Economy will provide graduates with the skills and experience required to deliver complex technology solutions for Deloitte's healthcare clients.

Launching the new academy, senior partner at Deloitte, Jackie Henry, said: “Deloitte in Northern Ireland has over 700 people working here with plans to grow that to over 1,000 by 2020. The Assured Skills Academies we have run to date in areas such as data analytics, cloud and human capital have been a huge success and our integral part of the firm's growth plan. I'm delighted that we are now expanding the academies out into other business areas with the launch of the first ever Health-Tech Academy."

Academy participants will receive £150 weekly training allowance and, on completion of the academy, will be interviewed for a position with Deloitte. If successful graduates can expect a salary of £20,000 plus benefits.

Head of employer skills at the Department for the Economy, Ann Williamson added: “This new academy is a great opportunity for graduates to develop teamwork, communication and presentation skills while also gaining an industry recognised qualification.

“Assured Skills Academies provide those who've recently graduated and those who are looking for a career change the opportunity to upskill for in-demand sectors. Over 85 per cent of graduates who previously participated in Assured Skills Academies went onto secure employment.”

Further information and how to apply can be found at: www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/assured-skills. The deadline to apply is September 7 and the academy will commence in October.

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