ASOS announces opening of applications for second batch of Assured Skills Academy places in Northern Ireland

ASOS has announced that applications are open for the second batch of Assured Skills Academy places in Northern Ireland.

The 10-week training program will equip participants with key technical skills such as programming, business skills, agile and Microsoft Azure and data fundamentals.

It will also see them complete a Microsoft credential and give them the opportunity to join the online fashion giant’s technical team when completed.

Due to open in Belfast later this year, with a permanent location to be announced, ASOS is investing £14m in the new Tech Hub over the next three years as it continues to increase its investment in technology , creating 184 new jobs with eight permanent employees. already on board.

The Department of Economics is also funding nearly £1million over three years to support the Academy, with the first cohort of 20 participants due to graduate in mid-March, followed by the start of the second cohort in late April.

Roisin McCormack, who attended the first Academy, said: “The ASOS Assured Skills Academy has given me the opportunity to further develop my skills in a well-structured, supportive and friendly atmosphere that makes learning more pleasant.

“The opportunity to network with current ASOS employees has been extremely beneficial and has provided me with great insight into the company’s goals and values. pleasant things I have experienced so far.”

Cliff Cohen, Chief Technology Officer at ASOS, said: “We have been blown away by the level of talent we have seen in our recruitment in Northern Ireland and at the Assured Skills Academy, which reflects the workforce talented and dynamic digital artist from Belfast.

“We are committed to supporting and fostering this talent as we embark on our next phase of growth and look forward to welcoming our second Assured Skills cohort in the months ahead. »

ASOS encourages all interested applicants to apply, with successful applications from the current cohort not only coming from tech backgrounds, but a wide range of industries including marketing, law, education and engineering.

Some participants also joined the program after completing university courses. No qualifications are required, but the program would be particularly suitable for those with a STEM background or who have experience or an interest in technology, whether it is a university or college course, work experience or self-study.

The course would also be suitable for people already employed in the technology industry who want to settle down or learn more about big data engineering.

For more information, including how to apply for the ASOS Assured Skills training programme, please visit the Department of the Economy website. here.

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