Eight non-IT graduates land permanent roles with international tech company following training programme
Global tech company Neueda has offered full-time positions to eight graduates who successfully completed its Tech Academy training programme, delivered in partnership with the Department for the Economy and Belfast Met.
Neueda’s Tech Academy was initially launched in 2017 to provide an alternative, accelerated route into a career in IT for non-computer science graduates. In 2018, 13 out of 110 applicants gained a place on the intensive 12-week training course, delivered at Belfast Met’s E3 campus. With degrees from a wide range of disciplines, each of the graduates showed a desire to retrain or upskill to pursue a career in tech.
At the end of the programme, eight trainees were offered and accepted roles within Neueda, which they commenced in January 2019.
Reflecting on the success of the programme and welcoming Neueda’s new employees, Lisa Sweeney, Head of People and Culture at Neueda, said:
“We were hugely impressed by the quality of the participants in the second year of our Tech Academy, supported by the Department for the Economy.
“Identifying potential and encouraging a passion for tech are valuable ways that we as an employer can protect and nurture the future of our business and the IT sector overall.
“We need to break down the presumed barriers that lead people to believe traditional computer science training is a prerequisite to building a career in IT.
“The eight Tech Academy graduates we have now employed are already working on live client projects, being mentored and trained by some of our most experienced engineers.
“We welcome each of them to Neueda with open arms and look forward to watching their skills and careers develop with us,” Lisa said.
Neueda’s Tech Academy trains participants in the technical and non-technical skills required to work in the IT sector, with Neueda’s internationally experienced teams sharing their experience and expertise.