Microsoft cloud academy

Microsoft and Belfast Metropolitan College have once again joined forces to launch the fourth Microsoft Assured Skills Academy this time focused on preparing participants for the role of a Modern Work Support Engineer.

The 12-week intensive Microsoft 365 Cloud Academy, will be delivered by Belfast Metropolitan College in partnership with the Microsoft Assured Skills Academy and made possible through funding provided by the Department for the Economy.

If selected for the Academy, participants will receive practical, real-world training in programmes and functionalities ranging from Cloud Concepts and Networking Fundamentals through to Cyber Security, Microsoft 365 Security Administration, Cloud Computing and presentation skills.
The 12-week course is free to the participants with each candidate also receiving £155 per week training allowance while undertaking the course.

Upon successful completion of the training, candidates will obtain industry-recognised modern work qualifications while also getting the opportunity to interview for one of a number of roles being made available by Microsoft within the newly established Microsoft Customer Service & Support team located in Belfast. If successful at this stage candidates will have the opportunity to work from Belfast as part of Microsoft’s world-wide customer support operations working with customers to help them take advantage of new technologies to enable them to achieve more and accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

Commenting on the launch of this year’s Academy, Anne SheehanMicrosoft Ireland General Manager said: “We’re thrilled to be launching the fourth Microsoft Assured Skills Academy in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College and the Department for the Economy, offering graduates from all backgrounds the opportunity to take their first steps in preparing for the role of a Modern Work Support Engineer.

“At Microsoft, we believe in empowering people to achieve their full potential and, through the launch of this latest offering from the Microsoft Assured Skills Academy, we want to ensure that we’re providing opportunities for people to equip themselves with the skills they need to access exciting new job opportunities and prepare for the future of work. This course is particularly exciting as we seek to grow our Microsoft Customer Service and Support team located here in Belfast. It’s a great opportunity for anyone looking to pursue a career in a dynamic and fast-moving industry and we hope that through the course we’re able to find the right talent to support our continued growth of this team right here in Belfast.”

Susan McCambridge, Economic Development Manager, Belfast Metropolitan College commented: “We are delighted to be delivering our fourth Academy with Microsoft which will focus on preparing participants for the role of a Modern Work Support Engineer. Learners will gain the most up-to-date industry relevant training, giving them what we hope will be life-changing opportunities and the skills they need to participate in the growth of Northern Ireland’s digital economy. With the deadline for applications in the coming days we’d encourage anyone interested to register their interest before the deadline this Friday.”

Candidates can apply online at Microsoft 365 Cloud Academy by noon on Friday 27 May 2022. To secure a place on the programme candidates will be invited to participate in an interview which will be held between 20th and 22nd June and if successful in this phase will move forward to the training part which will take place from 15th August to 4th November.

Those applying must be aged 18 years and above and eligible to work full-time in the UK. Candidates do not need have any experience working within the technology industry but must have a university degree classification 2.2 in any discipline or a Level 5 qualification in an IT related subject.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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