Twenty training roles offered in latest skills academy for ASOS

ASOS is offering 20 more trainee roles at its fourth Assured Skills Academy in Belfast
ASOS is offering 20 more trainee roles at its fourth Assured Skills Academy in Belfast

A FOURTH government-run Assured Skills Academy has been launched to offer 20 high quality training places in software engineering for global fashion retailer ASOS, which has plans to recruit more than 180 permanent roles in Northern Ireland over the next 18 months.

Funded by the Department for the Economy, the academy will see participants receive 10 weeks of industry-relevant training with South Eastern Regional College (SERC) to provide the skills and experience required to take up software engineer positions at ASOS.

Participants will receive cutting edge training to up-skill in areas such as Java in Azure fundamentals, design thinking, testing principles, programming fundamentals and business skills, and they will be offered a weekly allowance of £155.

Applications for the academy close at 5pm on Friday August 19, and for more information and to apply, contact

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons said: “ASOS requires individuals with specialist skills to enable them to provide the high level of service that their global fashion and cosmetic retail service needs.

“This fourth Assured Skills Academy with ASOS and South Eastern Regional College will provide 20 people with high quality training to position them strongly for a post in the company’s commercial technology domain.”

Cliff Cohen, chief technology officer at ASOS, said: “We’ve continued to see a high level of talent across our Northern Ireland recruitment, and in our three Assured Skills Academy cohorts, reflective of Belfast’s talented and vibrant digital workforce.”

ASOS, which bought the Topshop brand in 2020, is recruiting 184 people in a new £14 million Belfast tech hub by 2024, and is offering an average salary of around £35,000.