Assured Skills Academies
If you’re unemployed, under-employed, or want to change career, then Assured Skills pre-employment training can help you. You can join in an academy to get the skills that expanding companies want. You will get a job interview when you finish the academy.
How it works
The Assured Skills programme offers pre-employment training to give you the skills needed to compete for new employment opportunities.
It works with companies in Northern Ireland that have current job vacancies available and offers pre-employment training to meet the skills needed for those jobs.
If you successfully complete an assured skills academy training programme, you will be offered a job interview with the recruiting company.
When you're in a training academy, you:
- will receive a weekly training allowance of £160 for full time attendance or £64 for part time attendance
- will be reimbursed weekly travel expenses
- may be eligible for child care allowance
Opportunities will appear here when they are available.
Register your interest
To receive updates on new academy opportunities or to find out more about the assured skills training programme, contact the Department for the Economy – Employer Skills Branch.
Jobs secured through previous academies
People who have previously taken part in academies have secured full-time jobs in different areas such as:
- cyber security
- data analytics
- digital skills
- financial services
- legal services
- software development
- software engineering
For most academies your existing qualifications are important.
Whatever your vocational area, the companies involved in the training programmes want employees with drive and determination to succeed and a positive attitude to take on new challenges.
To find out how your information will be used, you can view the privacy notice for Assured Skills.
Assured Skills training academy video
To learn how a training academy can help graduates, watch the Assured Skills video.