Assured skills training programme
If you’re 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 global companies 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.
The follow training academies are available:
|Location||Closing date for applications|
|Armagh||29 October 2021|
|SWC Welding Academy||Cookstown||5 November 2021|
|Belfast||8 November 2021|
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
- financial services
- legal services
- software development
- software engineering
- software testing
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.
As well as opportunities for graduates, there are opportunities for people to re-skill by securing welding skills that are in demand in the manufacturing sector.
When you're in a training academy, you:
- will receive a weekly training allowance of £155
- will be reimbursed weekly travel expenses
- may be eligible for child care allowance
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.