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PwC To Create 600 New Graduate Jobs In Northern Ireland

28 Nov 2019

PwC To Create 600 New Graduate Jobs In Northern Ireland

Professional services giant PwC is to create 600 new graduate jobs in Northern Ireland over the coming five years.

The new vacancies will consist of a mix of roles including positions as diverse as data analysts, business associates and robotic process engineers.

In addition, PwC is funding 120 placements at training academies in Northern Ireland and graduates from the scheme will be in a good position to land one of the 600 new jobs. Indeed, graduates who complete the programme are guaranteed an interview for a permanent role at PwC.

Applications are already open for PwC’s ‘Future Business Skills Academy’, and, in partnership with NI’s Economy Department, Belfast Met and Ulster University, a further 620 places at Special Assured Skills Academies will be created before the end of 2025.

The deadline to apply for a place on PwC’s ‘Future Business Skills Academy’ is 20th December 2019, so you only have a few weeks left to apply if you are interested in the opportunity.

Announcing the new jobs, PwC’s head of regions, Paul Terrington, said: “Our Operate division’s unprecedented growth over the past two-and-a-half years has created a consistent demand for more highly-skilled people to fill exciting jobs of the future in Northern Ireland, PwC’s biggest UK location outside London.”

“Co-creating the content for these academies means we are able to play a positive role in upskilling the Northern Ireland workforce, in line with PwC’s commitment to digital upskilling not just for our employees but for wider society,” added Mr Terrington.

Heather Cousins, the deputy secretary of NI’s Economy Department, also commented, saying: “This expansion by PwC is a massive endorsement of the talent in Northern Ireland and the Department for Economy’s ability to respond to the skills needed by growing companies in the professional services sector here.”

“The cooperation between DfE, PwC, Belfast Met and Ulster University to upskill graduates to compete for 600 new jobs at PwC represents the biggest Assured Skills Academies project to date.”

“Assured Skills Academies are a proven and successful model of upskilling the Northern Ireland workforce and ensuring that local businesses have access to the people they need to grow,” said Ms Cousins.

Finally, the director of development at Belfast Met, Damian Duffy, said: “The investment by DfE in this series of Assured Skills Academies, delivered in conjunction with Ulster University, is a testament to the confidence in our track record of delivering high quality Academies in complex business topics.”

“Our industry-relevant, focused teaching gives participants the skills they need to operate in the business world and we look forward to welcoming learners onto the course over the next five years,” concluded Mr Duffy.

You can find out much more about the professional services firm and what it might be like to work there on our company profile for PwC. And, you can find all of the latest graduate jobs in Belfast right here on the e4s website.

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