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.

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.

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.

 If you successfully complete an assured skills academy training programme, you will be offered a job interview with the recruiting company. 


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

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