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The HighWire Academy


HighWire Press, Inc is a silicon valley based USA Company which provides publishers and professional organisations with technology solutions to disseminate world-leading scholarly, scientific, technical and medical research.

The company has expanded their business by establishing a new Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland which will see the creation of 74 new jobs over the next three years. The Belfast office will include global leadership for technology and customer support teams to rapidly expand platform development capabilities and work more directly with European publishers and societies.

The HighWire Academy, which is supported by the Department for Employment and Learning, is an intensive five week training programme focusing on ICT and Drupal Development skills, an open source content management system. The training will provide 14 graduates with the skills required to be considered for a specialist Drupal role within the company. Successful Academy participants will have the potential offer of employment. The selection process will include a questionnaire and an interview.

Training for successful applicants will take place in the Greater Belfast/North Down area. Applicants must hold a third level certification with a least 50% Computer Science or IT. Previous experience is not required but candidates should have a deep understanding of how the web works. For the duration of the programme participants will be paid £150 training allowance per week.


  • Complete the online application form which includes a questionnaire and uploading your CV by 10am on Wednesday 13th April 2016.
  • Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 18 April 2016.
  • All shortlisted candidates will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of the interview by Monday 25 April 2016.
  • Successful candidates will start their full-time training on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
  • The training comprises five weeks of classroom based learning.
  • Candidates who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity of employment with HighWire.
  • All correspondence will be via email, it is the applicant's responsibility to act as required within the given time frame.

Further Information

For further information please email your enquiry to

For the duration of the training element of the programme, participants will be paid £150 attendance based training allowance per week. Successful applicants claiming Job Seekers Allowance should complete a “Better Off Calculation” ( before proceeding with the programme.

Applications are welcome from those who meet the criteria irrespective of religious belief, political opinion, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, marital status, gender, whether or not they have dependents and women returning to the workplace.

Mindmill Psychometrics

What are psychometrics?

Psychometrics are assessments which measure individual differences in many areas including personality, motivation, aptitude and abilities.

Why are psychometrics used?

​Psychometric assessments are a common part of the selection process and enable organisations to better understand candidates and determine if they have the skills for the job.

How can I ensure I obtain the best results?

For best results, Mindmill recommend the assessments are completed in a test-like environment. Any possible distractions should be turned off, for example mobile phones, TV, music. Concentration is needed throughout the assessments, so if you are completing it at home or work, ensure other people are aware they should not disturb you until you are finished.

Do I get my results?

Candidates will not receive their individual results on the assessments. All candidates will be informed if they have met the criteria or failed to meet the criteria by a standardised email only.

Can I complete practice assessments?

Candidates can review the practice test booklet on this website. Candidates can look through the relevant assessments on the practice booklet to familiarise themselves with the type of questions they will be asked on the day of testing. During the actual test, candidates will also be given practice questions before each assessment to ensure they understand the questions before beginning the timed assessment.

Can individuals cheat on the assessments?

No. The Mindmill Cognitive Assessments have been developed by item generation theory which indicates new questions can appear for every test. There are no right or wrong answers in personality questionnaires. Mindmill Personality questionnaire has inbuilt warning mechanisms to determine results which may have been distorted or faked.


I have a learning difficulty, will this affect my results?

Learning difficulties can affect individuals in different ways, therefore your performance on the assessments will be dependent on your learning difficulty and the assessments which you are required to complete. You can contact Mindmill directly to discuss any concerns you may have before completing an assessment.

I am having problems logging in with my username and password.

Please note that all usernames and passwords are case-sensitive. If you are continuing to have problems logging in please contact Mindmill directly to confirm your log in details.

Do I need an internet connection to complete the assessment?

The system is designed to generate all assessment questions at the beginning of each assessment. If your internet connection drops you can continue with the assessment provided the connection is restored before the end of the assessment. If the connection is not restored, a candidate can log back into the system at a time when there is an active connection and will have an opportunity to begin the assessments from the last fully completed assessment.


Do I have to complete the assessments all at once?

For optimum performance it is advised that all assessments should be completed in one session. This should be carried out under test conditions; a quiet environment with no interruptions. However, if a situation arises where the assessments cannot be fully completed by a candidate, they can log back into the system at another time and continue from the last fully completed assessment.

What technical requirements do I need to complete the assessments?

To complete the assessments, candidates require a computer which has an internet connection and a modern web browser installed (Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Mozilla FireFox 3 or higher, Google Chrome and Opera 10 or higher or equivalent browsers).

Helpline / Contact Details

If you have any questions or queries about the assessments please contact the Helpdesk at at any time or contact the Mindmill Helpline on +44 (0)845 0755 844 between the hours of 9am and 5pm.