AquaQ Analytics To Invest Almost £1m In Skills Development

Data management specialists, AquaQ Analytics, is to invest almost £1million in developing the skills of its growing team.

The investment will support its 180-strong workforce to upskill in data analytics, cloud services and digital transformation for global financial markets and new emerging sectors.

Economy Minister Diane Dodds said: "Skills investment helps a company to lay strong foundations for growth. My Department's Economy Recovery Action Plan recognises the importance of building Northern Ireland’s skills ecosystem, to enable businesses to succeed at home and in the international marketplace.

"AquaQ Analytics is a great example of a company which has recognised the value of investing in its people to bolster its global competitiveness. Last year, I announced its plans to double its workforce with 123 jobs and I am delighted that it has scaled so quickly, with over half of these roles in place. Its focus is now to ensure its team has the right skillsets to capitalise on new global business opportunities. These types of investments will play a vital role as the Northern Ireland economy recovers stronger from the pandemic."

Invest Northern Ireland has previously offered AquaQ Analytics assistance and advice to grow its business and exports, along with its recent support in 2020 towards the creation of 123 jobs. It is now offering £150,654 of support towards the company’s skills development programme.

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