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A Step in the Right Direction

Rethink Education ◦ Reinvent Yourself

IT Apprenticeship Program

Choose Friends. Choose Teamwork. Choose Personal Passions. Choose Diversity and Flexibility. Choose Empowerment. Choose Mentorship.

Choose leadership development. Choose the direction.

Choose giving back and getting more. Choose more than just a job. Choose Going places [without having to go places].

Choose earning AND learning. Choose the Good Hands Academy

Being part of the Good Hands Academy will allow you to graduate with a BSC Hons in Computing Systems while working, earning and learning in one of our technology teams. The 4-year program is a Higher-Level Apprenticeship (HLA) in partnership with Ulster University (UU). You will benefit from:

  • Earning a competitive salary as you learn
  • Permanent employment from day one
  • Having your university fees paid
  • A fantastic career with Allstate on completion



Job Description

You will attend Ulster University one day a week to complete a BSC Hons in Computing Systems and work 4 days a week on one of our technology teams, alongside experienced IT professionals. You will gain exposure to a range of cutting edge technologies, tools and methodologies. You will learn within a supportive and nurturing environment.

Essential Criteria

  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Have achieved or expected to achieve by August 2019 Grades BBC or above at A Level (or equivalent)
  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 or Tier 2 dependant visa, and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment

Additional Criteria
Should we receive a large number of applications, additional selection criteria (below) may be applied:

  • Grade B or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Grades BBC or above at A Level (or equivalent) to include one STEM subject


The following candidates are not eligible to enter a Department funded HLA:

  • A person taking up or already in self employment
  • An existing Allstate NI employee who remains in their current job
  • A public-sector employee
  • A person for whom the training provider/University, employer and/or participant is claiming training funding and/or student loans and support from any other department budget or program.
  • A person who already holds an IT related degree
  • A person following a full-time course of study in either further or higher education at the time of commencement of the HLA (Sept 2019).

Closing Date: 14th June


  • Application: Apply (by 14th June) if you meet the essential criteria.
  • Shortlisting: 17 - 21st June.
  • Screening Assessments: 24th June - 5th July (shortlisted applicants only)
  • Interviews: 15 - 19th July for candidates who have reached desired score in screening assessments
  • Offers: Week commencing 22nd July
  • UU Induction Dates: 10th & 16th Sept
  • Start with Allstate: 23rd September 2019

Apply Here

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities
Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants. This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete Access NI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

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