Kainos is exhibiting at this year’s Skills Northern Ireland event, showcasing the wealth of opportunities it provides for young people to explore and pursue a career in technology through its Academy programme. 

Skills NI will welcome 8,000 young people, teachers and influencers across its two days, and attendees will be able to explore Kainos Academy initiatives such as CodeCamp, Earn as you Learn and A.I.Camp, alongside the company’s popular work experience, placement and graduate schemes.

Visitors to the Kainos stand will get the chance to try out an interactive Virtual Reality prototype developed by the company in partnership with DVSA, as well as having the chance to enter a unique on-stand competition to win a Code Club at their school for an entire term!

Representatives from Kainos, including Engineers who joined through its Earn as you Learn, placement and graduate programmes will be at the event to share their experiences and insights with attendees.

Luke McNeice, Kainos’ Innovation Lead, will host a Skills Theatre session. Entitled ‘Myths About IT Careers Busted – Explore Your Digital Future’, Luke will showcase the impressive achievements of Kainos’ people and reveal the surprising skills that are key to tech careers. Demos will explore the opportunities in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Chloe Thompson, a Kainos Engineer who also mentored this year’s A.I.Camp, will demonstrate some of the projects that Engineers not much older than the attendees worked on.

Gemma Crothers, Kainos’ CSR Manager, said “We’re delighted to be attending Skills Northern Ireland and helping young people to discover the many exciting career opportunities available to them in our sector. Tech now underpins almost every aspect of work and life, and so the opportunities continue to multiply. Of course, as a dynamic and growing company, we’re also looking for new talent and are excited about helping the next generation take advantage of our exceptional training and development opportunities to achieve their potential”.

A multi-million-pound investment, the Kainos Academy was established in 2011 to tackle the tech industry’s digital skills gap. Today, it is an industry leading training and career development programme for young people and more experienced hires, and it continues to expand, year on year, cementing Kainos’ reputation for thinking outside the box to attract and develop the best people.

The Academy is complemented and enhanced by a comprehensive CSR programme that is increasing digital skills in local communities and schools. In the last 3 years alone, and through partnerships with The Prince’s Trust, Code Club, education authorities and more, Kainos has positively impacted the lives and prospects of more than 4,000 young people.

Skills Northern Ireland takes place at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th November, 9.30am to 3pm. Find out more here.