Apprentices

18th April 2018

ICT apprentices help identify emerging trends

TWELVE students have secured ICT apprenticeships. The new apprentices at Fujitsu have been appointed as part of the firm’s strategy to help boost the local technology talent pipeline and are part of the Department for the Economy’s IT and Telecoms Professional Apprenticeship Programme. Through the programme, the apprentices, who are studying at Belfast Metropolitan College...

29th June 2017

Providing a pathway to success in the IT Sector

BELFAST Metropolitan College’s (Belfast Met) IT apprenticeship programme is helping students get the skills they need to forge a successful career in the booming IT sector. An example of one such student is Shane Toner. Three years ago Shane had zero ICT qualifications, yet thanks to Belfast Met’s IT apprenticeship programme, he has become a...

10th May 2017

Construction Apprentices Building Skills

STUDENTS from Southern Regional College (SRC) have won a record haul of awards at Northern Ireland’s premier construction skills competition. A total of 17 awards were presented to SRC during Skillbuild NI, the annual construction industry awards for apprentices. At the event, held at the SRC campus in Portadown, more than 80 promising students from...

10th May 2017

Earn as You Learn IT Opportunities

LAW firm Allen & Overy has recruited two IT apprentices on a two-year earn while you learn scheme led by the Department for the Economy. Stacey Bryce and Didac Fernandez-Girona completed an intensive five-week boot camp, coordinated by Belfast Met College, before joining the firm’s Belfast IT team. Now in its fourth year, the apprenticeship...

3rd May 2017

Motor apprentice moves up a gear

DONNELLY Group apprentice Timothy Hagan has been named Northern Ireland Auto Skills Apprentice of the Year 2017. Having successfully completed a series of six challenging tasks at an Omagh intercampus competition, judged by David Massie, Skills Competition Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Timothy, a student at the South West College, will...

26th January 2016

PSI spreading the word on thriving events business

A BELFAST company is making it their mission to encourage young people to consider a career in concert and event lighting and rigging. The team at Production Services Ireland (PSI) explained that very few jobseekers realise the potential employment in this thriving industry, which involves working on some of the biggest productions in Ireland and...

23rd September 2015

ICT firms sought for MET Apprenticeship

BELFAST Metropolitan College is seeking forward thinking employers in the ICT industry to recruit the college’s new ICT Higher Level Apprentices.  The college commences its pilot ICT Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes for aspiring ICT professionals this month.  The apprenticeship requires an ICT employer specialising in software engineering and or computing infrastructure that will recruit, develop and upskill apprentices as they train for a foundation degree qualification at Belfast Met or...

29th September 2014

Open Learning

Open Learning Queens’s University is offering people the chance to see the ‘Hidden Belfast’ as part of the new Open Learning programme. The walking tours, which offer an insight into the city’s heritage, are just some of the 300 courses on offer in this year’s programme. Also in the new programme are courses which examine...

1st September 2014

Last Call for Belfast ICT Apprenticeships

Today is the last day to apply for the Belfast ICT Apprenticeship programme. This innovative new apprenticeship scheme presents an excellent opportunity to star young people on an exciting career in ICT and to ensure that when they are seeking employment they have the necessary skills to take advantage of opportunities. Finance minister, Simon Hamilton...

28th July 2014

Apprentices Earn Chance To Show Off Skills In Brazil

SEVENTEEN Northern Ireland apprentices have secured a place on the UK Squad for the prestigious WorldSkills 2015 Sao Paulo competition. WorldSkills is the largest international skills competition in the world. Held every two years, the competition sees around 1,000 young people from all over the world, aged between 18 and 25, come together to compete...

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