Economy Minister Conor Murphy today welcomed 15 high quality training places for people with a degree in any discipline on the Financial Crime Compliance Assured Skills Academy with Treliant.

Funded by the Department for the Economy and focusing on financial crime compliance, the Assured Skills Academy will see participants receive five weeks training at Belfast Met and Ulster University which will provide practical knowledge and real-world experience required to work in the sector.

Applications for the Financial Crime Compliance Assured Skills Academy are open until midnight on 14 April 2024. Interviews will be held 30 April – 2 May 2024 and training will commence for successful applicants on 20 May.

Applicants who complete the training will be guaranteed a job interview for a role with Treliant at their Belfast office.

Highlighting the opportunity, the Minister said: “Developing the local skills base is a key element of my economic vision. Assured Skills Academies have a proven track record of success in upskilling people and helping them secure employment in good jobs. This new Academy with Treliant offers eligible individuals the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in what is an exciting and fast-paced sector, with no previous experience needed.

“With a weekly training allowance of £175 per week plus travel expenses while you train, this is a great opportunity, and I urge anyone who is interested and meets the criteria to apply.”

Colin Walsh, Senior Vice President at Treliant, said: “We are excited to launch the Financial Crime Compliance Academy with the Department for the Economy and Invest Northern Ireland. Belfast has served as a hub for our Service Delivery Centres and the Academy plays a pivotal role in our growth strategy, while providing us with the opportunity to strengthen our workforce with local talent. The Academy further supports our commitment to the financial services industry and the increasing and evolving demands of the financial crimes landscape – arming candidates with new skills, practical industry knowledge, and career opportunities within Treliant. Whether you are a recent graduate or looking to advance your career, the Academy is your next step into the growing and ever-evolving world of financial crimes compliance.”

Louise Warde Hunter, Principal and Chief Executive of Belfast Met, said: “Belfast Met is delighted to be offering this high quality training scheme along with Ulster University, providing invaluable upskilling for individuals seeking to enter the dynamic financial sector.

“This is another great example of our further education institutions providing training that leads to real employment opportunities.

“Belfast Met has proudly contributed to over 2,500 skilled professionals entering the workforce and we are committed to boosting growth further in key industries across Northern Ireland. We look forward to welcoming the successful applicants to Belfast Met and supporting them in taking their first steps on a new and exciting career path.”

Michael Pogue, Senior Lecturer in Financial Services at Ulster University’s Business School, commented: “With Belfast recently being ranked in the inaugural top ten Tech Cities of the Future, maintaining this global reputation is dependent on the development of world class talent with industry relevant skills. Ulster is delighted to join with partners Treliant, the Department for the Economy, and Belfast Met to play a role in providing students with the skills and to secure employment in an industry sector which will be pivotal in supporting economic recovery of the region.”

The Financial Crime Compliance Skills Academy will focus on a range of areas including Financial Markets and Transaction Monitoring, KYC/Sanctions and AML/Whistleblowing, Financial Crime, Microsoft Office and Excel.

The Academy will include two weeks training with Belfast Met and three weeks with Ulster University.

More information on eligibility and details on how to apply can be found on the nidirect website.

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