D igital transformation company Neueda has launched its first graduate Tech Academy for applications. Open to graduates from all disciplines, the Neueda Tech Academy seeks to inject fresh talent into the company’s rapidly growing workforce whilst opening up a career in IT to people from a broad range of backgrounds.
Belfast-headquartered Neueda has partnered with the Department for the Economy as part of its Assured Skills programme to deliver the Tech Academy, which will include up to 12 weeks’ IT training for 20 successful applicants at Belfast Metropolitan College.
Participants will work alongside some of Northern Ireland’s best software engineers, servicing Neueda’s wide network of global customers. Following initial training, participants will have the opportunity to interview for a full-time position with the company.
During the training period, each graduate on the programme will receive £150 per week plus travel expenses. Individuals who are then successful in securing a role with the company will be offered a starting salary of between £22,000-24,000 per annum.
“The Neueda Tech Academy is an exciting new initiative for us and one we are proud to be delivering in partnership with the Department for the Economy and Belfast Metropolitan College,” explains Paddy O’Hagan, Chief Operating Officer, Neueda.
“Finding and nurturing new talent is core to the development of our workforce and future of our business.
“There is such a rich talent pool in Northern Ireland beyond the traditional IT disciplines and in order to unlock the full potential we believe it is important that we welcome applications from graduates from all disciplines.
“We firmly believe that anyone with a passion for technology and an eagerness to learn should be offered the chance to kick start a career in IT. With a commitment to ongoing skills development, we look forward to welcoming and encouraging a new wave of talent within the Neueda team,” Paddy said.
Neueda recently announced plans to invest £12million into the creation of 165 new roles and developing its already 250 strong team of software engineers, IT consultants and data engineers.
Michelle Bell, Head of Employer Skills, Department for the Economy: “The Department’s Assured Skills initiative continues to be a great example of pro-active government intervention to meet the needs of local companies, while enhancing the skills and talents of our young people by providing high quality job opportunities. I would encourage anyone with a foundation degree to apply for this great opportunity to work with a growing company like Neueda.”
The company reinvests over 10% of its annual profits to develop its people through leadership, technical and personal skills improvement, as well as through its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.