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
Good Hands Academy.

IT Apprenticeship

IT Apprenticeship

Applications closed for 2024.

Financial Technology

Financial Technology Apprenticeship

Applications closed for 2024


Essential Criteria

  • Grade B or above in GCSE English and Maths
  • Have achieved or expected to achieve by August 2020 Grades BBB or above at A Level, of which at least one qualification must be in either Maths, Chemistry, Physics or a Computing (Software Systems Development, Computing or Computer Science not IT/ICT)


  • Allstate will also accept a range of alternative qualifications which equate to 120 UCAS points (300 UCAA points for pre 2016 qualifications)
  • Must be an EU or UK citizen and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment.

Candidates will need to provide evidence of qualifications

Desirable Criteria

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

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have achieved or expected to achieve by August 2020 grade B at A Level in a mathematics 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 2020).

Application Process

Fill out the application form by the deadline date if you meet the essential criteria.

Our team will review your application.

If successful, you will be invited to Allstate for an interview.