Southern Regional College in conjunction with North West Regional College recently, held an Employer Engagement Event and invited local businesses to be part of the development of the New Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) FinTech.

At the meeting, SRC & NWC set out how the new apprenticeship is enhancing and automating the delivery of financial services.

Examples were given of the work experience HLA's students would need to undertake. We also asked the local employers for input on what they would like to see covered during the course delivery. By engaging with local businesses, we can ensure we are building a course fit for industry and future-proof. The links between local businesses and local colleges are very important and we strive to develop and grow these valuable relationships via these events.

Companies in attendance were; AllstateNI, Belfast Met, Cross Border Partnership for Employment Services, Digital DNA, FD Technologies, InterTrade Ireland, Invest NI, NMD LMP, PwC, The Fintech Corridor, and Ulster University.