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Business Technology (BT) Accelerate Programme Entry Route

This entry route is for applicants who wish to provide a preference to align to the Business Technology Academy once The Institute has been completed.

Applicants will therefore undertake specialist training within The BT Academy of the Accelerate Programme. In addition to the entry specifics listed above, for this entry route we are looking for applicants that have a true passion for technology and who want to build a career where they can combine technology and creative design to help clients solve complex business challenges. On entry to the BT Academy, individuals will have day-to-day tasks that can vary from engagement with senior stakeholders, designing technology strategies to delivering workshops.

We require individuals for this entry route to have:

  • Natural curiosity about how technology can solve business and world problems
  • A passion and natural talent for emerging technology
  • Familiarity with current technology and/or security concepts/trends
  • Ideally but not mandatory; basic programming or prototyping skills
  • An understanding that users are at the heart of great digital products

A strong desire to gain experience within the following roles:

  • Agile (Business Analyst, Scrum master, Project Management Office)
  • User Centred Design (UX Design, User Research, Service Design, Content Design)
  • Digital Security Consultant

When you enter the BT Academy, a real emphasis is placed on your development and being able to learn a variety of skills in an assortment of settings whether online, virtual classroom or workshops. Throughout the programme you will benefit from continuous learning opportunities and can choose from a suite of accreditations including:

  • User Centred Design (Google UX, NN/g, Interaction Design Foundations)
  • Cloud (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure)
  • Digital Workplace (Microsoft Power Platform, Change Management and Service Adoption)
  • Digital Security Fundamentals (CompTIA)
  • Technology Business Management
  • Digital Architecture
  • Agile @ Scale (Scrum Master, Product Owner, SAFe)
  • Business and soft skills (user empathy, design thinking, emotional intelligence)

The BT Academy is a fantastic training route for those wanting to gain exposure to a range of technology based consulting skills or those who want to specialise in User-Centred Design, Agile roles, or Digital Security.

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