IT bright sparks sought as enrolment opens for Deloitte Cloud Academy

Graduates interested in a career in the IT sector are being urged to enrol for the next Deloitte Cloud Academy, starting in September. Jason Hutchings from Deloitte, who completed the first Cloud Academy in 2016, is joined by Ann Williamson (Department for the Economy) and Jackie Henry (right) from Deloitte. Photo: Simon Graham Photography

GRADUATES interested in developing a career in the north's burgeoning IT sector are being offered the opportunity to participate in Deloitte's second Cloud Academy.

The 10-week pre-employment training programme, backed by the Department for the Economy, provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in the fast growing area of cloud technology.

Academy participants will receive £150 weekly training allowance and be interviewed for a position with the business services firm (the deadline to apply at is Friday August 3).

If successful, graduates can expect a salary of £20,000 plus benefits with a clear path to progressing their career in Deloitte including opportunities to gain an industry recognised qualification in Amazon Web Services.

Ann Williamson, head of employer skills at the Department, said: “Northern Ireland is increasingly becoming a leading technology hub with businesses across all industries looking to take advantage of web-based IT cloud services.

“Assured Skills Academies help graduates, with any degree, gain the skills needed for high quality jobs, many of which are in cutting edge technologies such as cloud technology.”

Jackie Henry, senior partner at Deloitte, said: “Cloud technology is everywhere, transforming how many of our clients do business. This Academy provides graduates with the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge, and experience required to get the best out of the technology available and help our clients on that journey.

“Cloud technology is a key growth area for Deloitte, so alongside the Department for the Economy, I'm delighted to launch our second Cloud Academy, designed to help develop the key skills needed for the future workplace in Belfast.”

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