Hamilton launches Deloitte Cloud Academy

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton today launched Deloitte’s first Cloud Academy.

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton joins Jackie Henry, Partner, Deloitte UK, to launch the Deloitte Cloud Academy

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton joins Jackie Henry, Partner, Deloitte UK, to launch the Deloitte Cloud Academy

Twenty graduates will undertake an intensive nine week training programme delivered by Belfast Metropolitan College (Belfast Met). The training will have a strong focus on Cloud computing and new areas such as python and cloud applications. On completion of the course the graduates will be interviewed for a position with Deloitte.

Minister Hamilton said: “Cloud Technology is a key component of the thriving IT sector here. Northern Ireland’s advanced telecoms network means it is a prime location for the deployment and use of Cloud Technologies.

“This Academy is an excellent example of how I am determined to help our graduates into employment by providing them with the skills to meet the requirements of our local companies. The continuing commitment from companies such as Deloitte to create jobs in Northern Ireland is hugely important to our continued prosperity.”

The academy will be supported by the Department for Economy under the Assured Skills initiative with pre-employment training delivered by Belfast Met.

Jackie Henry, Deloitte Senior Partner, said: “In addition to the announcement of our exciting growth plans for 2020, I am delighted to launch our first Deloitte Cloud Academy. Targeting an additional 20 graduates for the business is a signal of our continued commitment to the growth of talent in Northern Ireland and our ambition to service international clients from our Belfast Office. We are delighted to be working with the Department for the Economy to launch the Deloitte Cloud Academy and help grow the skills agenda in Northern Ireland.”

Applications to the Cloud Academy will open on Monday 13 June 2016 and will close on Friday 15 July 2016 at 12.00 noon. The training programme for successful applicants will start on the 12 September 2016.

Further information on the Cloud Academy and details on how to apply can be found at DCA.mindmill.co.uk, by emailing assuredskills@economy-ni.gov.uk, or by calling 028 9090 5250.

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