Lyons announces latest Assured Skills Academy with FinTrU

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7th Feb 2022

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today announced 40 high quality training places on the latest in a series of Financial Services Assured Skills Academies with FinTrU.

Funded by the Department for the Economy the Academy is open to applications from people with a degree in any discipline. Successful applicants will receive a four-week training programme with either Belfast Met or North West Regional College and the Ulster University leading to a potential offer of employment with FinTrU in their Belfast or North West office.

Participants who complete the course are guaranteed an interview for a role with FinTrU.

Encouraging eligible individuals to apply Economy Minister Gordon Lyons said: “I am pleased to announce another Assured Skills Academy with FinTrU. These are exciting opportunities for people with a degree in any discipline to learn the skills they need to start a rewarding career in financial services.

“Assured Skills Academies have a strong track record of providing high quality training whilst also providing businesses with the skills and talent they need to grow. With no experience needed participants will receive practical, real-world training and be well placed to compete for a job with FinTrU after the training.

“With a weekly training allowance of £155 also provided, this is an excellent opportunity and I urge anyone who is interested and eligible to apply.”

Claire Brennan, Talent Partner at FinTrU said: “Our Financial Services Academy offers the perfect first step to anyone wishing to begin a career in this exciting industry. To date, over 600 FinTrU employees have joined us through the Academy and we’re seeking applications from more ambitious individuals who would like to become part of our award-winning team in Belfast and the North West.

“FinTrU is continuing to expand globally so it’s the perfect time for those who have recently graduated, or those who simply wish to make a career change, to join us on this exciting journey. Last March, we were recognised by the Financial Times as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe and we don’t intend to slow down any time soon!”

Louise Warde Hunter, Principal and Chief Executive at Belfast Met, confirmed: “Belfast Met is delighted to be delivering this Academy for FinTrU with Ulster University.  This programme will provide our learners with high quality, industry relevant training and ensure they are provided with vital skills to secure a job in the growing financial services sector. We look forward to continuing to work with FinTrU and welcoming a new cohort of participants.”

Sinead Hawkins, Business Skills Manager at North West Regional College, said: “We are delighted to continue working with FinTrU to deliver the new online academy model. These academies are supporting the financial services industry and are providing quality job opportunities. At this time of economic recovery these academies provide hope and career direction for many individuals.”

Michael Pogue, Senior Lecturer in Financial Services at Ulster University Business School, added: “Ulster University, alongside partners FinTrU, the Department for the Economy, North West Regional College and Belfast Met, have worked together to combine further education and industry expertise to create more opportunities for graduates in the north west and a vital skills pipeline to support the growing fintech industry in Northern Ireland. We are delighted to continue our contribution to the ongoing success of both FinTru and the Assured Skills programme.”

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join the FinTrU team in either their Belfast or North West office and work alongside some of the world’s largest Investment Banks to find solutions to help them meet with their regulations in areas such as; Legal, Risk, Compliance, KYC (Know you Customer), Operations and Consultancy.

Applications for the FinTrU Assured Skills Academy are open until 21 March 2022 and interviews will be held between 28 March and 6 April 2022.

More information and details of how to apply are available on the indirect website at