27/11/2019

PwC To Create 600 Jobs In NI

Professional services company PwC is set to create 600 new jobs in Northern Ireland over the next five years.

The Department for the Economy has collaborated with Belfast Met, Ulster University (UU) and PwC to introduce the £4.4 million training programme of skills academies.

The initiatives will be delivered by Belfast Met and the university. The first scheme, PwC's Future Business Skills Academy, is open for applications now. Applicants must hold a 2:2 degree in any discipline.

Selected graduates will be guaranteed a job interview with the company after completing their training, with highly-skilled roles such as business associates, data analysts and robotic process engineers on offer.

The scheme is part of PwC's plans for significant growth across Northern Ireland, with the permanent roles based in the company's new Merchant Square office in Belfast.
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Paul Terrington, PwC's Head of Regions, 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."

Applications for the Future Business Skills Academy must be submitted by Friday 20 December 2019.

Academy participants will receive a weekly training allowance and travel expenses and may be eligible for childcare allowance.

More information and details of how to apply are available online.



(JG/CM)

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