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We asked Donal Og Cusack from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:
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All IFS apprenticeships are 2-years in duration. The apprentices spend 60% of their time working in IFS companies and the remainder gaining specific IFS qualifications.
IFS Advanced Specialist Apprentices will work four days per week in their company and study for the remaining one day per week in NCI over a two year period.
QualificationsIFS Advanced Specialist Apprentices will study an MSc in Data Analytics or Fintech. On successful completion, will achieve a Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.
IFS Advanced Specialist Apprenticeship is open to candidates:
This apprenticeship scheme delivers on skills identified in the Skills Needs Analysis of the International Financial Services Sector in Ireland, 2015 report by Summit Finuas Network, Partnered by Accenture and also delivers on elements of the IFS2020 Strategy.
Typical Tasks and Responsibilities
A salary of €50,000 applies to the role of IFS Advanced Specialist.
The IFS Advanced Specialist is open to those with prior experience and either technical qualification or technical disposition.
Minimum Academic Requirements
Applicants are normally required to hold a minimum of a level 8 honours qualification (2.2 or higher) or equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework.
Applicants may be from a cognate or non-cognate disciplinary background.
All applications will be assessed for entry based on their commitment towards the academic requirements for the programme. This may be assessed using a written application from the learner and/or by interview.
Applications may also be considered under the College’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and this is likely to be particularly germane to the part-time provision of the course. RPL will be assessed on the basis of a minimum of three years work experience and by portfolio or other appropriate method to establish their eligibility as measured against level 8 award standards.
Where there is insufficient evidence of numeracy skills, mature students may be required to complete an assessment to determine their suitability to the programme.
Non English speaking applicants must demonstrate fluency in the English language as demonstrated by IELTS academic score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.
How to apply
Note [August 2016]: The application process for the first intake of IFS Advanced Specialist Apprenticeships closed on 8th June 2016 and is now oversubscribed. No further applications can be accepted at this time. This initiative will be advertised when further places become available.
Industry/industries served by this apprenticeship include International Financial Services and associated Professional Services companies. Graduates from the Masters are prepared for positions and roles such as: