Liberty IT to recruit 80 people for new Techstart Academy

Tony Marron (left), managing director of Liberty IT, and senior director of talent Emma Mullan (right) are joined by associate software engineers Paula Santkiewick and Young Israel Izere as the industry leader in digital innovation announces the launch of its redesigned entry level academy and a recruitment drive for 80 new roles as part of next year's intake

LIBERTY IT has launched a redesigned TechStart Academy for entry level employees and a recruitment drive for 80 new roles as part of its 2024 intake.

It worked in partnership with employees, parent company Liberty Mutual and previous graduates of the academy to identify enhancement opportunities to support the development of cutting edge, critical technical and non-technical skills to enable a thriving career in technology.

Emma Mullan, senior director of talent at Liberty IT said: “Ireland has some of the world’s best tech talent, and we are committed to ensuring our graduate programme helps our new hires build a great springboard for long and successful careers in the tech industry.

“We continue to invest heavily in our intern and graduate programmes. This week we look forward to welcoming 60 new graduates across our Belfast, Dublin and Galway hubs and are pleased to launch a new recruitment drive for 80 roles for next year’s entry level intake.

“Leaning into feedback from our previous entry level employees, who missed out on some in-person onboarding through the covid pandemic years, we are maximising an in-person learning experience. We have created a dedicated floor in our Belfast office for this year's team to learn, to connect, to have one-to-ones and to socialise.”

Emma added: “Our new TechStart Academy blends technical, career and business education through training exposure and experiences throughout the 18-month programme in support of skill building and development.

“We believe our culture sets us apart and we also feel our entry level talent is our future. Through this comprehensive programme, we have the opportunity to embed our culture, understand our engineering and people focus and of course, form firm friendships and get involved in our employee resource groups and active social scene!

“We're confident the new TechStart Academy will give all graduates a unique insight into a career as a software engineer and that of Liberty IT and what makes us a great place to work.”

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