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Data and Applied Intelligence Academy

If you're interested in a career as a Data and AI Engineer, training opportunities are now available. If you successfully complete the training academy, you’ll gain industry-recognised qualifications and potentially get a job offer to join the Microsoft Consulting Services team based in Belfast.

Training

The Data and AI Academy is a 12 week intensive training course.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, training may be a mix of online and classroom delivery.

Training will be delivered by Belfast Metropolitan College to prepare you for the role of a Data and AI Engineer under the Assured Skills programme.

If you're selected for the academy, you'll receive practical, real world training in:

  • Cloud Concepts
  • DevOps Tools
  • Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)
  • Azure Data Fundamentals (DP-900)
  • Data Analyst Associate (DA-100)
  • Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions (AZ-400)
  • Soft skills
  • Presentation skills

If you successfully complete the course, you'll be guaranteed a job interview with Microsoft Consultant Services. However, successful completion of the academy is not a guarantee of gaining employment.

Who can apply

No previous experience is needed but you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be eligible to work in the UK
  • have a university degree classification 2.2 in any discipline or a level 5 qualification in an IT subject

How to apply

Apply online at the Data and Applied Intelligence Academyby midnight on Sunday 9 May.

The application process will involve the completion of the online application form.

Interview and training dates

Interviews will be held from late May 2021.

Training will take place from 16 August to 5 November 2021.

Company information

Microsoft Consultant Services is part of Microsoft Corporation with a focus on delivering consulting services to their global customer base.

Microsoft are looking for talented people who uphold the right core values and can demonstrate their capacity to learn new technologies through the Academy to join its team in Belfast.

Further information

For more information on this academy, or to receive updates on new academy opportunities as they arise, 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.

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