The team at Specialisterne NI is delighted to support neurodiverse applicants to Microsoft’s third academy in Belfast, Microsoft’s Data and Artificial Intelligence Academy. The Data and AI Academy is a 12 week intensive training course. If you successfully complete the training academy, you’ll gain industry-recognised qualifications and be guaranteed an interview to join the Microsoft Consulting Services team based in Belfast.
How we can help you apply to the academy:
- Meet a neurodiverse team member at Microsoft who joined Microsoft through a previous academy
- Ask any questions you may have about the Data and Artificial Intelligence academy
- Attend an application workshop
- Book a 1-1 application prep session
How we can help you at interview stage:
- Attend an interviewing workshop
- Book a 1-1 interview practice session
- Ask what for what helps you perform at your best at interview.
You don’t need a diagnosis to access support for the academy, if you feel the support may be useful, we would love to hear from you.
For details of the academy, and to apply, visit: Data and Applied Intelligence Academy | nidirect
The academy is open to applications until midnight on Sunday 9 May.
This is what recent applicants said about the difference that support made:
‘I found the support from Specialisterne in relation to this Microsoft academy to be excellent and beneficial. They helped me with applying and with preparing for the interview.’
‘I really appreciate this service was provided to us. It really helped me. Overall I received an amazing support’
‘This helped my confidence with the interview.’
‘I felt less nervous as I had a better idea on what to expect.’
Recruit+/++ programmes are co-designed with autistic people to provide the supports autistic people consider to be useful when starting out on or continuing on careers, across all sectors and types of jobs. Recruit programmes are currently welcoming expressions of interest from autistic people. You do not need a diagnosis to join Recruit, we simply ask that you consider yourself to be on the autistic spectrum.
Monthly Bank reconciliations for 2 bank accounts
BACS payroll for 10+ employees
Purchase ledger administration, supplier payment processing
Preparation of financial reports for the board, which include management accounts, profit and loss, cashflow
Prepare and submit grant funding claims and maintain grant budgets
Prepare purchase orders
Prepare financial information for Accountants and Auditors
Utilise Sage Accounts package
Process BACS payments and record attribution to projects
Grant budgets and grant claims, liaison with grant funders.
Maintaining up to date records, administration related to accounts
Accounting Technician qualified
Experience in working in the not-for-profit sector
Experience in preparing management accounts and profit and loss for a board
Interest in contributing to 1 million careers for autistic people
Experience in using Sage
Experience in preparation of grant claims
For details, or to send a CV, contact Sharon Didrichsen at Sharond@specialisterne.com
Specialisterne NI, Skainos, 239 Newtownards Road