Assured Skills

Assured skills training programme

If you’re a graduate with a 2:2 or above in any discipline, and unemployed, under-employed, or want to change career, the assured skills pre-employment training programme can help you. Academy-style training will help you get a job by giving you the skills that expanding companies want.

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 a large number of global companies that have current job vacancies available and offers pre-employment training specifically tailored 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. 

Current opportunities

The following training academy is now open for application.

Deloitte Transformation, Finance and Technology Academy

If you're a graduate, a six-week training programme is available to give you the skills and experience to work for Deloitte.

The roles on offer through this academy are:

  • transformation services: offering programme management and change management support o clients through major transformations on a local, regional and global scale
  • financial controller group: managing project financials for large and commercially complex projects by giving support throughout the project lifecycle, from advising on pricing models to maximise profitability through proactively managing financial and commercial risks on engagements
  • workday: offering advice and support to our clients on the implementation of world leading workday cloud solution

Apply online at Deloitte Academy. Applications will close on 1 June.

If you successfully complete the training, you will gain industry-recognised qualifications and a potential offer of employment.

The selection process will include online aptitude tests, submission of a CV and an interview. You must be available for interview on 13 June.

Training will take place in Greater Belfast from 23 July.

Training academies

Previous graduates who have taken part in academies have secured full-time jobs in diverse areas such as:

  • data analytics
  • human resources
  • financial services
  • legal services
  • export sales and marketing
  • software development
  • software testing
  • software engineering
  • cyber security
  • 2D animation
  • game development

​Your existing qualifications are important but, whatever your vocational area, the companies involved in the training programmes want employees with the drive and determination to succeed and a positive attitude to take on new challenges.


When in training you:

  • will receive a weekly training allowance of £150
  • will be reimbursed weekly travel expenses
  • may be eligible for child care allowance

Register your interest

To receive updates on new academy opportunities as they arise, or to find out more about the assured skills training programme, contact the Department for the Economy – Employer Skills Branch.

To find out how your information will be managed, 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.

More useful links

Share this page


Would you like to leave feedback about this page? Send us your feedback