Data Analytics Academy launched

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Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has launched the collaborative Data Analytics Academy with PwC and arc-net. data analyticsThe programme aims to provide graduates with the distinct skills and experience required to take up new opportunities in PwC and arc-net’s rapidly growing Data Analytics teams. The Minister said, “This Academy is an excellent example of two companies working collaboratively with both the Department for the Economy and Belfast Metropolitan College to enhance the skills of unemployed graduates. “As Economy Minister, one of my key priorities is to ensure that our graduates are equipped with the key skills that employers need, helping people to succeed in the employment market and contributing to the competitiveness of our economy.” The Academy has been designed by the Department for the Economy, PwC, arc-net and Belfast Metropolitan College under the Assured Skills Collaborative programme. Targeting degree graduates, the academy will offer an intensive eight week training programme to 18 successful applicants. On successful completion of the training, graduates will be offered job opportunities in the data analytics teams in PwC or arc-net. The Minister continued, “The field of data analytics is one which is growing globally and becoming increasingly important for companies today. Northern Ireland possesses the high quality graduates and post-graduates much sought after by market-leading indigenous companies and large-scale professional services Centres of Excellence. “I would encourage any unemployed graduate to consider a career in this vibrant and growing technology sector,” he added.
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May June 2016 updated Applications to the Data Analytics Academy with PwC and arc-net will close on Friday 15th July at 4.00pm. The training programme for successful applicants will commence on Monday 15th August 2016 and will be delivered by the Belfast Metropolitan College, E3 Building, 398 Springfield Road, Belfast BT12 7DU Applications can now be submitted online at
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