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To continue putting local talent on the global stage, FinTrU runs Financial Services Academies across Northern Ireland in both Belfast and the North West.

  • Do you have a degree and want to join the 'Best Place to Work' at our North West Centre of Excellence?


  • Do you want to learn new career skills, gain a professional qualification and the opportunity to progress with an award-winning ‘Employer of the Year’?

FinTrU North West Financial Services Academy X Schedule

Applications for the latest FinTrU North West Assured Skills Academy are open until 1 October 2021. No experience is required but applicants must hold a 2:2 degree or better in any discipline.

Telephone Interviews: 11–12 October 2021

Video Interviews: 18 –20 October 2021

First day of Pre-employment Training: 8 November 2021

First day of employment at FinTrU: TBC 2021

Click on the link below to apply for FinTrU North West Financial Services Academy X. 


Supported by the Department for the Economy, the FinTrU Financial Services Academy is a training programme leading to a potential offer of employment.

  • Develop and grow through unique personal development programmes

  • Learn from market leading experts who have international expertise working within the Financial Services industry

  • Complete CISI Investment Operating Certificate (IOC) globally recognised qualifications that feature on the Financial Services Skills Councils list of recommended courses


For the duration of the programme participants will be paid £150 training allowance per week plus travel expenses.

Previous experience is not required but candidates must be awarded at least a 2:2 in any discipline before the scheduled start date at FinTrU.

All training for participants will be delivered virtually to comply with social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.

These conditions also apply to any subsequent employment with FinTrU until such time as social distancing restrictions can be lifted.

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John Maguire

FinTrU Talent Partner

North West


#MeetFinTrU: John Maguire, FinTrU North West Talent Partner, outlines his experience of the FinTrU Financial Services Academy


“I found the FinTrU Financial Services Academy to be both enjoyable and enlightening. You are exposed to an abundance of opportunities, along with guidance in learning and developing your skills to be ready for the new journey you embark upon. I am excited to see what my career with FinTrU will entail.”

Jordan Harkin, FinTrU Analyst 1

North West Financial Services Academy V


"The FinTrU Financial Services Academy is well structured and provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to pursue a career in Financial Services, on a global stage. Even with the constraints of remote learning, the FinTrU Academy delivered a refreshing and stimulating experience. I am looking forward to my career at FinTrU and I am determined to make the most of all the possibilities offered to me."

Paula Toner, FinTrU Analyst 1

North West Financial Services Academy V


"The FinTrU Financial Services Academy gave me the opportunity to embark on a new journey within the Financial Services industry. Whilst gaining knowledge in a field that I had no previous experience in, I also got to meet people that had experience in a variety of disciplines which was very exciting in knowing that we were all striving to become part of the FinTrU team."

Callum McElhinney, FinTrU Analyst 1

North West Financial Services Academy V


Successful applicants claiming Job Seekers Allowance can contact their local Jobs and Benefits office to have a ‘Better off Calculation’ carried out before proceeding with the programme. 

Applications are welcome from those who meet the criteria irrespective of religious belief, political opinion, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, marital status, gender, whether or not they have dependents and women returning to the workforce.

For further information please email your enquiry to