If you’re a graduate with a 2.1 or better and either looking for a job, or looking for a better job, you may wish to consider applying for the PWC Data Analytics academy.
In the last cohort there were applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, some from computer science backgrounds, some from very different disciplines like sports science or psychology.
Having a computer science degree won’t necessarily make this an easy course for you though, this course teaches industry ready skills. For example, I’ll be teaching SQL (how to query databases) to a level well beyond that which you’ll encounter on a computer science degree. By the end of a week you’ll be able to perform queries that join 4 database tables – even if you’ve never queried a database before.
The academy will be run at Belfast Met’s E3 building and is funded by the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL). Successful applicants will get at training allowance of £150 per week. Last year 100% of those who made it onto the course got jobs with PWC.
You can apply by following this link: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/pwc-data-analytics-academy