PwC NI and QUB open second year of technology degree apprencticeships

PwC Northern Ireland and Queens University Belfast are calling for applications for a fully-funded four-year technology degree apprenticeship, aimed at answering the growing demand for technology talent in Northern Ireland.

Focused on entry for September 2019, the digital technology degree apprenticeship will give students a degree in computing science or software engineering alongside extensive valuable work experience.

All fees are paid and our apprentices benefit from a salary from day one.

Apply now for next year's technology apprenticeship degree.

It’s one of the first and largest examples of the new Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships in action. Designed in partnership with the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, St Andrews and Queen's University Belfast, apprentices are PwC employees from day one. They earn a salary throughout the course which blends university life with practical work-based technology projects.

A total of 20 students are in the first few months of this year’s programme in Belfast, after being chosen from over 200 applicants for the scheme. Acros sthe UK there are 111 students. 

The technology degree apprenticeship is designed to act as a key pillar to support the growth of the Northern Ireland economy by helping produce skilled talent in a field where demand is high and predicted to grow in the coming years.

It has the added benefits of encouraging students who may otherwise be put off by the cost to pursue a degree course, while also stemming the brain drain by preventing others from leaving Northern Ireland.

Lynne Rainey, Student Recruitment lead at PwC said:

 “As the pace of digitalisation increases, and technology is further embedded into the core of the future of work, we are ensuring young people can reach their full potential through these innovative academic and work-based programmes. Belfast has been firmly established as PwC's recognised global hub for technology and with these fully-funded degree apprenticeships, we are empowering people from all backgrounds to reach their full potential.

“Feedback from our first cohort of apprentices is overwhelmingly positive – they’re embracing all that Queen’s can offer with the freedom of knowing they’ve been fully supported by PwC. That will continue as we move into our state-of-the-art offices in Merchant Square in 2020, which will be one of the city's most innovative digital spaces."

Professor Ian Williams, Dean of Education for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, said:

“This partnership with PwC is answering a very real need for skilled technology talent in a novel and exciting way. At Queens we are focused on producing the right type of graduates to meet the needs of the economy and our world-class technology, teaching and facilities allow us to do just that.

“We will continue to work with industry closely to make sure we are always answering their needs and will find creative ways to deliver our programmes.”

Applications are now open for next year’s technology apprenticeship degree here:

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