Financial services is the largest sector of the South African economy, contributing more to GDP than government, mining and manufacturing. At the same time, there is a major IT skills shortage, with countless employers around the world desperate to find quality IT people, and willing to pay handsomely when they find them. What is more, rapid automation across almost every industry suggests that high-level, collaborative and flexible IT skills may provide one of very few safe havens among future occupations.
Any young, motivated person should thus seriously consider building a career in the intersection of these two disciplines: becoming an IT professional working in financial services. But you shouldn't consider this option merely for job security: both IT and finance are hugely dynamic areas, where every day you will find interesting challenges and can work in teams that over time make real and dramatic changes to the world.
If you do not have a background in IT and finance, but aspire to work in this intersection, the Celerated Conversion Course is for you. It is meticulously designed, in collaboration with major employers, to 'convert' promising people just like you so that you are immediately employable as an entry-level business analyst, product owner, tester or junior developer in the financial services domain. Over one year from January to December, you will become a highly capable, purposeful young professional who has the relevant domain knowledge, sees the big picture, thinks critically, works effectively in teams, and has a wide array of capabilities. You will complete the year not only as a graduate of the programme but also boasting several international certifications in the key disciplines.
The Conversion Course begins in January 2019. Watch this space as more details become available, but in the meantime, complete your details below to let us know that you're interested.